We’ve added new leveled books to Reading A-Z and Raz-Plus to get your students excited about reading as they head back to school. Spanning levels A through Z2, the new books will 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, comprehension, and more.
All Kinds of Buttons
Using repetitive text and simple photographs, All Kinds of Buttons supports emergent readers and can be used to teach students to compare and contrast as well as to identify and use antonyms.
Our Apartment Building
This book shows students what a city apartment building is like – from the lobby, mailboxes, and elevator, to the characters' apartment interior. Use this book to teach students how to identify characters and setting as well as how to identify and use nouns.
Sometimes it’s too hot to do some of our favorite summer activities outside, but there is always a solution! This book uses repetitive sentence patterns to support readers. The book can be also used to teach students how to identify the problem and solution in a story, as well as how to locate and classify nouns.
What to Wear?
This Serial Book features the beloved dynamic duo of Abby and her alien friend, Zots, as they try to find earthling clothes for Zots to wear. Readers will enjoy this funny story, filled with entertaining illustrations and high-frequency words to support emergent readers.
The Last Piece of Cake
What do you and your family do when there is only one piece of cake left – and everybody wants it? Find out how one family resolves that exact dilemma in The Last Piece of Cake. Teach students to identify pronouns as well as to practice visualizing to understand text.
Cy and Medusa
Levels: I, L, O
In this Multilevel Book, Young Cy and Medusa find an unlikely friendship when they discover that they share similar hardships at school. Cy and Medusa is a story about how these mythical creatures help solve the other's problem and learn how to adapt to what makes each of them unique.
No Sense of Style
Mike is at it again with yet another scheme to make money quickly. Will he be successful this time, or will this be another business failure for the young entrepreneur? Teach students how to identify cause-and- effect relationships as well as to identify root words and their affixes.
Skin Color teaches students about how and why people have so many different shades of skin. Scientific explanations, as well as a history lesson on early humans, help students better understand this interesting topic.
Grasslands cover about ¼ of Earth’s surface land and close to half of the land not covered by ice. Engage students in this story that discusses various environments found on Earth. Help students practice comparing and contrasting and teach students how to connect to prior knowledge to better understand the text.
Have you ever experienced stage fright? Well, test anxiety is a similar sensation that occurs when people are faced with taking an exam. Fortunately, people can do things to overcome their fears and perform well on tests. This book can also be used to teach students how to recognize and use adjectives and to promote higher-order thinking.
Levels: Z, Z1, Z2
Many students are familiar with the tragedies and terrors of World War II. Anne Frank tells the story of an incredible girl who wrote about her experiences during this dark time in history. Use this book to promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class, as well as to identify and use complex sentences.
Teach your students about the impact of knowledge sharing and why collaboration is so important with Crowdsourcing. From identifying the protein structure in a deadly virus to raising money for charitable organizations, crowdsourcing has been used in many ways. Engaging photographs and an interesting topic will capture students' interest in learning more about this subject.