This is a quick guide to the content of each level in the Simply Stories guide.

 

Simply 0: none, one or two words per page; these cannot be pronouns

                Run! Run!

                Goal!

 

Simply 0+: one Simply A level sentence per page; some pages no text

                Big Ali sits on Kevin.

 

Simply A: two to three sentences per page. Each sentence can only contain:

subject                                 verb                             object (not a pronoun) or

not a pronoun                      present; not is/are         adverb or prepositional phrase

adjective

Emma goes to the supermarket.

   Emma goes every day.

 

Simply B: three to four sentences per page. Each sentence can only contain:

subject                                  verb                             object/adverb/adjective/prepositional phrase

not pronoun                         present; is/are ok          not pronoun

        

   Emma goes to the supermarket today. Emma sees Dan.

             “Dan is handsome,” Emma thinks.

 

Simply C: three to four sentences per page. Each sentence can only contain

subject                                  verb                             object/adverb/adjective/prepositional phrase

pronouns but not it              V-ing ok

V-ed for past

will + V for future

 

two clauses like the above joined with ‘and’

questions, but not with do

 

  “We will go to prison!” Jose says.

 

+ P = phonics emphasis      + V = vocabulary emphasis