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We are excited to announce the launch of our
Start-To-Finish© books on LearnOutLoud.com.
To celebrate, we’re offering an introductory
price of only $12.95 per title, over 30% off! 

The Start-to-Finish® Library by Don Johnston Incorporated offers a wide-selection of engaging narrative chapter books for adolescent readers in the intermediate, middle and high school grades who are not proficiently reading at grade level. Students who are learning English as a second language, at-risk, identified for special education or struggling to access grade-level print materials find success reading these narrative books and become motivated to read more.

The text is carefully written and edited to match the interests, social maturity and reading issues of an older struggling reader. The content is mature, while taking into account the barriers (language, syntax, vocabulary, dialog, etc.) that would normally make text hard to understand for a struggling reader. The Start-to-Finish Library supports students who are reading printed text with a readability as low as second grade through fifth grade.

The Gold Library offers:

  • Grades 5-12 interest level
  • Grades 2-3 readability
  • Syntax and vocabulary of conversational speech
  • High-frequency and topic-specific vocabulary
  • Careful introduction of unfamiliar vocabulary and idioms
  • Limited number of ideas per sentence
    
The Blue Library offers:
  • Grades 5-12 interest level
  • Grades 4-5 readability
  • Syntax and vocabulary of more formal or literary English
  • More complex or abstract vocabulary than the Gold Library
  • More ideas introduced into longer sentences
  • More varied sentence structures
  • Mastery of 1st and 2nd grade level words assumed


Our professionally narrated audio books are available for sale on this site as a high-quality MP3 download.  Paperback book and computer book versions are also available for each title through Don Johnston Incorporated. Please visit www.donjohnston.com to learn more about adding these additional formats to this audio book download to provide printed text for the reader to follow along with the narrator.

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by Alan Venable
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In this book you’ll hear Abe Lincoln tell the story of his own life, from the day he was born in a small log cabin, right up to the day he was shot by an assassin’s bullet.

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This book includes stories of the Blackfoot Nation including the buffalo jump, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the Blackfoot people killed thousands of buffalo by running them off a cliff

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by John Bergez
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The stories told in this book reveal Washington’s struggles, doubts, and fears as well as his enormous achievements.

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by Alan Venable
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This is a story about one of the most horrible diseases that people have ever known. In the year 1665, a disease called plague, swept through the city of London, England.

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This is the fictional but realistic story of a Mexican family that crosses the border illegally into Texas in the 1990s in search of a better economic life.

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by Alan Venable
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This book tells the story of Cleopatra, from her first heady encounter with Caesar, through her bearing of Caesar’s and Antony’s children, to her suicide.

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by Noe Venable
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This book illuminates a complex, exciting, and brutal period in the history of America.

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In 1967, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a top boxer, was convicted for a crime he didn't commit. This is the story of one of the most notorious cases of injustice in U.S. history

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From the Boston Tea Party, in 1773, to the British surrender at Yorktown, in 1781, For Liberty is a fictionalized journey through colonial America and the American Revolution.

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by Devorah Major
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As leader of free blacks in the north, Douglass urged Lincoln to end slavery during the Civil War. This book covers mainly Frederick's early and middle life.

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