Infused Reader Set - Books 11-15


Infused Reader Set - Books 11-15


This set contains books 11-15 in the Infused Readers series. Individual books are available for $5.99. Please email us if you require a single title only.

Infused Readers are a collection of 15 books that organize and simplify the English language for people learning, or teaching, to read. The series is based on Apple Computer software developed by Dr. Caleb Gattegno in the 1980s called Infused Reading. These paperback Readers introduce each target sound individually, and assign it a unique color. As different spellings for the same sound appear, learners can refer back to what they know about the color, and trust themselves to decode and produce the correct sound. Once all of the sounds in the book have been introduced and practiced, students will see that a story has been built one sound at a time. From there, intonation can be practiced, and meaning discussed. Infused Readers are a part of the Words in Color family, but were designed to stand on their own.

It is recommended that all users of Infused Readers begin with Book 1 in order to become familiar with the color code.

How to use

Each book contains:

  • a colored chart of the target sounds and spellings (for review, practice, or word building etc.)
  • a note to educators and parents
  • a one page story built one sound at a time
  • two pages of sample words (for further reading practice, or to make your own stories etc.)
  • a bonus story in black and white

The note to educators and parents in Infused Readers Book 11 reads:

This book follows the Words in Color approach to literacy, as invented by Dr. Caleb Gattegno. Our goal is to create independent learners who enjoy finding their own answers. Here are a few tips:

  • Read the left-hand page, but don’t read the right-hand page aloud.
  • Ask questions such as, “Are you sure?” “Have you read this sound before?” and “What color was this sound?” rather than reading the difficult word and providing an example.
  • Refer to the partial Fidel on page one to create new activities. Ask the student which signs they have read before, and in which words they found those signs. Ask if those signs could be in any other words, and have the student write as many examples as possible. Then ask the student to put those words into a sentence or story.
  • Use the word list on pages 20-21 to find like sounds. For example, ask the student to find as many examples of the new sky blue sound as they can.
  • To enhance comprehension, try drawing pictures, or playing an acting game using any new vocabulary found in the book.
  • To further explore the sounds and signs, try using the Words in Color Word Charts, Reading Primers, and Workbooks. Many games and exercises can be found in Teaching with Words in Color: Lesson Guides, Techniques, Games.

Words in Color family

Infused Readers introduce phonetic groups in the same order as the Words in Color Reading Primers, and can therefore easily integrate into any Words in Color curriculum.

  • Infused Readers Book 11 covers the sounds and spellings introduced up to Reading Primer R2 Table 5.4.
  • Infused Readers Book 12 covers the sounds and spellings introduced up to Reading Primer R2 Table 5.5.
  • Infused Readers Book 13 covers the sounds and spellings introduced up to Reading Primer R2 Table 5.6.
  • Infused Readers Book 14 covers the sounds and spellings introduced up to Reading Primer R2 Table 5.7.
  • Infused Readers Book 15 covers the sounds and spellings intoduced up to Reading Primer R2 Table 5.8.


Other info

Size: 8.5 x 11"
Color interior: Yes
Pages: 23-33 per book

Copyright © 2013 Educational Solutions Worldwide Inc.
Based on the works of Dr. Caleb Gattegno, including: Infused Reading - Notes for Teachers (1986), Reading Primers R0&R1 (2009)
Written and designed by Amy Logan.
Cover design by Masayuki Tomita.
All rights reserved
ISBN 978-0-87825-511-5
ISBN 978-0-87825-512-2
ISBN 978-0-87825-513-9
ISBN 978-0-87825-514-6
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