With the Island Readers, every child in Hawai‘i and Micronesia can have the ability to achieve success in reading and in life. Bess Press’ supplemental curriculum materials were designed to meet the diversified needs of Hawai‘i's schools and the greater Pacific's learning environments.
Leveled Readers for Differentiated Instruction
The Island Readers series is classroom tested and standards aligned to assist all students, from nonreaders and struggling students, to grade-level achievers. The content and themes have been developed by educators and native speakers to be culturally and developmentally appropriate.
Fun Early Reading, Island Style!
Each language set focuses on primary phonics, phonological awareness, and reading readiness to build the foundational skills of reading within each language Currently, book sets are available in Monolingual and Bilingual editions.
Made For Learning!
Each language set contains 10 separately titled readers emphasizing:
▶︎ Companion reading 1:1
▶︎ Predictable and repetitive patterns
▶︎ Sight words
▶︎ Playful illustrations and photography
▶︎ Teacher resource package available w/purchase