Readers are graded according to a star rating. The stars that appear in the top right corner on the front cover of each reader represent the reading level. The learner must be able to competently read all seven readers at the 1-star level before moving on to the readers at the 2-star level. It is recommended that all Grade 1 learners begin with the one star (*) books. At their own individual pace, they will then move on to the 2-star books, etc. Grade 1 learners who are progressing rapidly should be allowed to continue further.