Each page builds on what has come before, and by the end of the book, I was reading German really well.
At the end of each chapter, there are questions that can be answered about the stories you just read, and a review of all the new vocabulary that was just introduced.
This has been such a great way to learn how to read German, and I'm very happy that I purchased this book.
Excellent German reader! Easy to use for personal language growth or as a classroom add-on. Wonderful, and very helpful book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by windchild93
Excellent way to read at elementary level. Learn by descriptions in German using vocabulary you understand. Enfertaining, too.Published 8 months ago by Joseph Bashore
Not much to add to all the other reviews. Starts very easy and works it way to harder material. All the vocabulary is listed so you don't have to spend hours looking up every... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Buzznut3000
THIS BOOK SUCKS.
I hate German class
If you like German, buy it.
If not, don't
1/5 would not bang
This is the easiest way to learn to read German that I have ever come across. It starts with related words that anyone can easily recognize. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Sunshine Heart
This collection of German Readings was just what I needed--initially
used many cognates and elementary grammar structure. Read more
Because this book is very small, I was a bit concerned about the purchase when it first arrived. But this book has proved very valuable to my understanding of the German language. Read morePublished on January 9, 2011 by Rastyk
This really is quite good. The Crossgroves clearly put a lot of thought into Erste Stufe and it is instructive to note how carefully and well the four famous folktales from the... Read morePublished on November 13, 2010 by J. Aronson