Intrinsic Books

Intrinsic Books

Digital Books for teachers & learners

Intrinsic Books

Digital Books for teachers & learners

We have a range of digital books published on behalf of Innova Press:

Innova readers are designed by ELT experts in the UK specifically for children whose first language is not English.


Magical tales encourage children to learn to read English through a range of classic stories.

A controlled syllabus progression for vocabulary & sentence structure ensures easy comprehension.

An interactive element at the end of every page challenges children to predict “What happens next?”

Pop-out characters, poems, exercises and so much more to help children really learn.

Embedded Audio on each page of each reader.

Read below for details of reading skills, lexile levels and skills in each grade


Click below to see & buy the readers

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Innova Reading Bookshelf Grade 1 - Grade 1: Lexile 100L – 200L, 50 – 150 words

Reading Skills in Grade 1
Skill 1: Understanding short sentences
Short sentences with basic English sentence patterns are introduced systematically. Each sentence is on its own line in the prose text, so children can see the structure clearly, and begin to internalize basic sentence patterns in English.
The patterns in Grade 1 are:
S V, e.g., The dog runs.
S V A, e.g., They walk past.
S V C, e.g., She is happy.
S V O, e.g., The chicken makes bread.
S V O A, e.g., He drops the meat into the river.
Narrative present simple is used
throughout.
Skill 2: Understanding relationships
between sentences
Links between sentences – e.g., indefinite to definite article, noun to pronoun – are introduced gradually, and each feature appears many times to ensure that children understand discourse references.
Skill 3: Predicting next events
in a continuing story
The ‘What happens next?’ feature on each page makes this essential subskill fun, and enables a teacher or parent to check how much the young learner has understood about the story and the possible continuation sentences.

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Innova Reading Bookshelf Grade 2 - Grade 2: Lexile 200L – 300L, 100 – 250 words

Reading Skills in Grade 2
Skill 1: Understanding short sentences
Short sentences with basic English sentence patterns are introduced systematically. Each sentence is on its own line in the prose text, so children can see the structure clearly, and begin to internalize basic sentence patterns in English.
The patterns in Grade 2 are:
all the patterns in Grade 1 plus
SVAA = e.g., He comes to a river with a bridge.
SV [not] … e.g., The house doesn’t fall down.
SV … + [S]V… e.g., The rabbit stops and eats
some plants.
NP = article + adjective + noun
e.g., a young man.
Narrative present simple is used throughout.
Skill 2: Understanding relationships
between sentences
Links between sentences – e.g., indefinite to definite article, noun to pronoun – are introduced gradually, and each feature appears many times to ensure that children understand discourse references.
Skill 3: Predicting next events
in a continuing story
The ‘What happens next?’ feature on each page makes this essential subskill fun, and enables a teacher or parent to check how much the young learner has understood about the story and the possible continuation sentences.

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Innova Reading Bookshelf Grade 3 - Grade 3: Lexile 200L – 300L, 250 – 350 words

Reading Skills in Grade 3
Skill 1: Understanding short sentences
Short sentences with basic English sentence patterns are introduced systematically. Sentences in short paragraphs are separated by white space, so children can see the story structure clearly. Short sentences help children to internalise basic sentence patterns in English.
The patterns in Grades 3 are:
all the patterns in Grades 1 and 2 plus
S V C (C = noun), e.g., Hamelin is a town.
too + adjective, e.g., It’s too hot.
this / that + noun, e.g., This field has no grass.
must for necessity, e.g., I must be quiet.
must for deduction, e.g., She must be a
princess.
Narrative present simple is used throughout.
Skill 2: Understanding relationships
between sentences
Links between sentences – e.g., indefinite to definite article, noun to pronoun – are introduced gradually, and each feature appears many times to ensure that children understand discourse references.
Skill 3: Predicting next events
in a continuing story
The ‘What happens next?’ feature on each page makes this essential subskill fun, and enables a teacher or parent to check how much the young learner has understood about the story and the possible continuation sentences.
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Innova Reading Bookshelf Grade 4 - Grade 4: Lexile 300L – 400L, 300 – 450 words

Reading Skills in Grade 4
Skill 1: Understanding short sentences
Short sentences with basic English sentence
patterns are introduced systematically. Sentences in short paragraphs are separated by white space, so children can see the story structure clearly. Short sentences help children to internalise basic sentence patterns in English.
The patterns in Grades 4 are:
all the patterns in Grades 1, 2 and 3 plus
adjective + adjective + noun, e.g., She is a
beautiful young woman.
very + adjective + noun, e.g., You have very
big ears.
noun + prepositional phrase, e.g., A man in
the forest …
this / that + no noun, e.g., This is the palace
from the story.
Saxon genitive, e.g., Molly’s shoe
Narrative present simple is used mainly,
with some past simple sentences.
Skill 2: Understanding relationships
between sentences
Links between sentences – e.g., indefinite
to definite article, noun to pronoun – are introduced gradually, and each feature appears many times to ensure that children understand discourse references.
Skill 3: Predicting next events
in a continuing story
The ‘What happens next?’ feature on each page makes this essential subskill fun, and enables a teacher or parent to check how much the young learner has understood about the story and the possible continuation sentences.

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