Self-Determination Readers

A 16-story curriculum for transition students practicing life skills and reading comprehension

Product Features:

  • Stories written at a 3rd grade reading level
  • Each story is ideal for one classroom session
  • Includes illustrated stories with activity pages with varying difficulty
  • Software reads stories aloud, monitors progress, and can be customized to a user’s abilities 
Product Name Item No. Price Qty
Self-Determination Introductory Kit SDR-15W $159.00
Self-Determination Classroom Kit SDR-25W $329.00
Self-Determination Student Book SDR-01W $34.00
Self-Determination Readers Software - 1 Pack SDR-07W $99.00
Self-Determination Readers Software - 5 Pack SDR-57W $369.00
Self-Determination Readers Software - 20 Pack SDR-207W $990.00



A contemporary language arts curriculum for transition age students with a Student Reader, corresponding Teacher's Guide with PDF and Self-Determination Readers Software that reads the stories aloud to students. The software includes many other features including text highlighting, vocabulary word definitions, testing and a management system.

The Self-Determination Readers Student Reader is available separately or in kits that include books, a PDF file and software:

  • Self-Determination Readers Introductory Kit includes one Student Reader, one PDF CD, and the multimedia software on a Win/Mac CD. The PDF CD includes a printable PDF file with a Classroom License that lets you print stories for each student.
  • Self-Determination Readers Classroom Kit includes eight Student Readers, one Teacher's Guide, the PDF CD, and the multimedia software.

The Self-Determination Readers Student Reader presents 16 engaging, full-color stories, written at a third grade reading level and illustrated in a graphic novel style. Each six- to eight-page story is ideal for one classroom session. Stories include: Acting Right Makes Cents and How Rude!

The Self-Determination Readers Teacher’s Guide features multiple student activity pages for each story. The activity pages vary in difficulty and content so you can select just the right one for each student. Use the PDF on the CD for easy printouts of activity pages and full-color stories.

Written by Shelia Lechler and Debbie Semple, illustrated by Gabe Eltaeb. Student Reader, covered spiralbound book, full color, 132 pages, 2007. Included in the kits, the Teacher's Guide, covered spiralbound Teacher's Guide, black and white, 172 pages, plus a Win/Mac CD with printable PDF and a Classroom License for printouts.

Self-Determination Readers Software reads the stories aloud to students with professional narration. Text is highlighted word by word, line by line, or by complete sentence. Graphics are plentiful, contemporary and age-appropriate. A test at the end of each story provides speech support and an optional hint feature that directs students to the page that addresses each question. A unified management system helps the teacher quickly review or print out student performance data. Teachers can determine reading lists and set options that best suit each student's learning style. Choose word-by-word or natural speech narration, select the text highlighting approach and assign tests.

Software is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS 10.7 or higher; accessible with mouse, touch screen, and single or double switches.

Save money on multiple copies with the 5-Pack or 20-Pack option. Disk-based software includes a Three Computer License. Available in 1, 5, and 20 packs. For example, a 5 pack can be loaded on 15 computers.

Self-Determination Readers is part of the Read to Learn Book Library, a language arts curriculum of 8 titles for transition age students and the Read to Learn Software Bundle  — winner of the 2009 Bessie Award for best in educational software!


Additional Info

Additional Info

Age Group Transition
Subject English Language Arts, Life Skills, Transition
ISBN 1-57861-626-3
Number of Pages multiple books
PDF CD Included Yes
License N/A
Author Sheila Lechler, Debbie Semple
Copyright N/A

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