New Raz-Plus and Reading A-Z Leveled Books - April 2018

16 Titles Added

A new month means a new round of leveled books added to Raz-Plus and Reading A-Z! From levels aa to X, these books help you personalize reading instruction for a range of students. Our new releases include fiction and nonfiction texts that come with lesson resources for teaching vocabulary, reading strategies, and comprehension.

The Bookstore

The Bookstore

Level: aa
Take a trip to the bookstore using this simple story that allows students to draw on their prior knowledge of visiting a bookstore. If your students have never been to a bookstore, this book will allow them to learn what they will see. Detailed illustrations, high-frequency words, and repetitive phrases support early emergent readers.

This Looks

This Looks

Level: A
Young readers follow a curious owl as it comes upon things that can be described in many different ways. A variety of environments provide students with rich descriptions. Predictable text combined with charming illustrations make this book a perfect fit for emerging readers.

Mouse in the City

Mouse in the City

Level: B
Students will adore this fun story, filled with detailed illustrations and a repetitive text structure to support early emergent readers. This book can also be used to teach students how to recognize and use verbs as well as identify cause-and-effect relationships to better understand the story.

Cascarones

Cascarones

Level: F
What are cascarones? How are they used? In the book Cascarones, students will learn how to make these brightly painted eggshells and how they are used in celebrations. Use this book to teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions, as well as how to recognize and use proper nouns.

I Collect That!

I Collect That!

Levels: H, K, N
Collecting is a fun hobby, and this book explores all of the fun ways to start a collection. Lively pictures engage students by demonstrating people’s interesting and sometimes odd arrays of objects. This book can be used to determine an author's purpose for writing and the proper use of periods.

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

Levels: I, L, O
Learn about Acadia National Park, a famous destination in North America where the mountains meet the sea. This book provides students with a look at the history of the park and what makes it a popular location to visit. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author's purpose and to effectively ask and answer questions.

The Eurovision Song Contest!

The Eurovision Song Contest!

Levels: Q, T, W
This book introduces students to Europe’s most spectacular song competition: Eurovision Song Contest, which was created to unite the European nations after World War II. Explore the contest’s history and some of its more outrageous performances. Teach students how to discern the author's point of view and to effectively summarize.

Morty Finds It No Laughing Matter

Morty Finds It No Laughing Matter

Level: T
What begins as a fun birthday celebration for Morty quickly leads to hurt feelings and misunderstanding. When Morty tries to get even, it only makes things worse. Will Morty learn how to be a better friend in the end? The book can also be used to teach students how to analyze plot and to summarize a text.

Polynesia

Polynesia

Level: V
This story walks readers through the history and culture of the Polynesian people, who have explored and settled islands in the Pacific Ocean since around 3000 BCE. Engaging photographs and an interesting topic will capture students' interest in learning more about this fascinating culture.

Many Faces of Autism

Many Faces of Autism

Level: X
This book introduces students to the ongoing conversation surrounding autism, and invites students into a deeper understanding of how they can support autistic family members, friends, and classmates. The book can also be used to identify cause-and-effect relationships and help students practice asking and answering questions as they read.


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