At benchmark 1, readers are building the foundation for success at subsequent levels. Learning the basic building blocks of reading enables learners at this level to interact with text in simple, concrete ways. As well as learning content, learners start seeing themselves in a different context. They begin to see themselves as learners and start acquiring habits to help with their learning. Text at this level is short, simple, and direct; information is easy to locate; and learners use simple strategies for finding concrete and uncomplicated information in the text.