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What materials are available on Raz-Kids?
What are Read Only books?
How do your materials differ from Reading A-Z?
Does Raz-Kids align with research and/or state standards?
Is there a white paper available for your materials?
Does Raz-Kids align with the No Child Left Behind Act?
What do the reading levels mean?
How do Raz-Kids levels compare with other leveling systems?
Are your materials available in any language other than English?
How often are new materials made available?
What if I just want to sample the materials before purchasing?


What materials are available on Raz-Kids?

Raz-Kids offers animated, audio books, quizzes, worksheets, and read only books for students. This program is ideal for emerging and challenged readers. The high-interest topics will motivate and engage reluctant readers.

What are Read Only books?

Raz-Kids offers online Read Only books for students to use during free reading or for the teacher to project for whole class instruction. Read Only books are not intended for assignments, and consequently are not coupled with quizzes and worksheets.

How do your materials differ from Reading A-Z?

Raz-Kids offers leveled readers that students can read or listen to online from anywhere. Listening models fluency for students and provides independent reading practice for emerging readers, second language learners, and struggling readers. Quizzes are also available online for each assigned book and scores are posted immediately. Students can practice their reading skills by recording their own reading of a text.

The Raz-Kids Classroom Management Tool allows a teacher to build a class roster, assign books, review student recordings, and view students' progress through printable reports. Raz-Kids also features an online Bookroom where students can browse through titles and choose a book for free reading.

Does Raz-Kids align with research and/or state standards?

Raz-Kids talking books incorporate best practices from current educational research. For more information, refer to the Learning A-Z White Paper.

Is there a white paper available for your materials?

Yes. Please download the Learning A-Z White Paper.

Does Raz-Kids align with the No Child Left Behind Act?

Yes. Raz-Kids is an important part of the Reading First section of No Child Left Behind. For more information, refer to the Learning A-Z White Paper.

What do the reading levels mean?

Raz-Kids' leveling criteria are based on the scientific measurement of accepted leveling strategies. For your convenience, we have developed a chart that correlates Raz-Kids levels with other popular leveled reading programs including Reading Recovery, Fountas & Pinnell, and DRA.

How do Raz-Kids levels compare with other leveling systems?

Reading Recovery, Fountas & Pinnell, and DRA levels are not official levels assigned to Raz-Kids books by those leveling systems. Rather, those levels are approximate correlations based on a comparison of attributes in Raz-Kids leveled books with equivalent books that have been assigned official levels by Fountas & Pinnell, Reading Recovery, and DRA. For your convenience, we have developed a chart that correlates Raz-Kids levels with other popular leveled reading programs including Reading Recovery, Fountas & Pinnell, and DRA.

Are your materials available in any language other than English?

At this time Raz-Kids materials are only available in English. However, we do everything we can to meet the needs of our customers. If you would like to request words in an alternate language, please send your request to our customer service department at support@learninga-z.com.

How often are new materials made available?

New books will be posted on a regularly scheduled basis. We encourage you to visit often and check for updates.

What if I just want to sample the materials before purchasing?

Raz-Kids offers three different options for previewing the materials before purchasing. Check out the Free Samples or read the Book Descriptions.