Books for “Outside Reading”

The Barton Reading and Spelling System teaches tutors that after completing Level 4, students may begin reading anything they would like. I’ve found that some students need a more structured path, with books and stories that align with the Barton Levels.

Most students who have completed Level 4 will be able to read books that uses Barton rules up through Level 6 (Level 4 + prefixes and suffixes + silent “e” words. That’s pretty specific criteria and books that don’t include more difficult words are pretty hard to find.