The Starting Gate series gives students reading substantially below their expected level an opportunity to experience success in reading.
Each of Set #1 and Set #2 include five books which contain four short stories on contemporary, relevant topics designed to appeal to young people and adults. Starting with 101 basic sight words, each story adds a handful of new words to the student's reading vocabulary. By the time all five books have been completed, a new vocabulary of 315 words will have been mastered.
Topics include computers, recreation, work, and much more - all of which appeal to older students.
Books are read in sequence and the reading level builds from grades 1.0-4.0.