The star rating matches the term, for example a 1-star reader is used in Term 1. Learners must be able to competently read both of the Term 1 readers at the 1-star level before moving on to the two Term 2 readers at the 2-star level etc. Each pair of readers (A and B) is at the same level so it does not matter which one is read first. It is therefore recommended that a class of 40 learners is provided with 20 copies of each reader in the pack (160 books altogether) so that every child is able to begin the year with either a 1A or 1B reader.
Before and after reading activities are included at the beginning and at the end of each reader. At this level, learners are at the Fluent stage of reading development.