Life Skill Readers is a photo-illustrated reading comprehension program featuring contemporary life skill themes ideal for older students who are reading at a second grade level or below. Story pages can be printed from the CD and photocopied, or each student can have their own book to enjoy and explore. Life Skill Readers presents forty stories in six content areas: community, personal, school, signs, transportation, and work. Stories describe places, things, and activities. Each story has three, five, or seven pages with study questions. Easy-to-read text is brought to life with engaging, colorful photos. Included is a Win/Mac CD with printable PDF. The Life Skill Readers eReader software incorporates Attainment's eReader software that reads the stories aloud to students with professional narration. Text is highlighted word by word, line by line, or by complete sentence. Graphics are plentiful, contemporary, and age-appropriate. A test at the end of each story provides speech support and an optional hint feature that directs students to the page that addresses each question.
Judi Kinney is an experienced special education teacher and curriculum developer.