The collection of leveled books in Raz-Plus and Reading A-Z continues to grow with 21 new titles added this month. Spanning levels A through Z, 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, and comprehension.
Introduce students to adjectives as they learn to describe how things sound. This book also introduces students to the high frequency words so and this and will help them connect to prior knowledge to better understand text. Students will enjoy the bright and colorful illustrations.
Gobi Desert Animals
Take students on a journey to the Gobi Desert – a remarkable habitat in Asia that is home to many incredible creatures. Through this book they will learn all about different kinds of animals that call this place home. Emergent readers will be able to use their knowledge of high-frequency words as well as picture clues and patterned text to help navigate their way through the book.
Abby and Zots
This book is the first of a new series about a girl named Abby, and her best friend from outer space named Zots! Through this story, students will practice the skill of comparing and contrasting, as well as identifying the high-frequency word many. Students will also learn that you don’t need to look like someone to be best friends with them.
How Do They Swim?
Many animals swim, but not all animals swim the same way. This book teaches students about the different ways animals use their bodies to move through the water. Use this book to teach students to compare and contrast, recognize and use nouns in sentences, and promote higher-order thinking.
The Leaning Tower
The Tower of Pisa has become famous for its lean, and has now even been more famously called "The Leaning Tower of Pisa", but the tower's lean was not intentional in the design implementation. So, what went wrong? Students will learn what causes the tower to lean through repetitive text and detailed illustrations and photographs.
In this endearing story, two apple trees named Mac and Tosh help a child named Billy organize a bake sale to raise money. This story helps students determine the problem and solution and promotes higher-order thinking.
The Wild Swans
Levels: I, L, O
When Eliza’s eleven brothers are turned into swans by her wicked stepmother, it is up to Eliza to save them from the spell. Students will enjoy the vibrant illustrations and the story can be used help students make inferences and draw conclusions using clues found in the text.
Levels: N, Q, T
Snakes are pretty incredible animals. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors; they live both on land and in water; and they can be found on almost every continent. This book provides students with a comprehensive look at these fascinating creatures that play an important role in Earth's natural environment.
Mythical Creatures of Ancient Greece
Levels: P, S, V
Mythical creatures were an integral part of ancient Greek mythology, helping people understand the world around them and cope with the challenges they faced. We are still fascinated by these myths today. Use this book to teach students how to determine an author’s purpose and to effectively ask and answer questions.
A Crafty Escape
Levels: R, U, X
This nonfiction book tells the true story of Ellen and William Craft – married slaves who escaped to freedom by disguising themselves as people that they were not. Colorful illustrations and informational sidebars will keep students interested in this couple's daring journey to freedom.
Levels: T, W, Z
Muhammad Ali is known for being the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time, but in the 1960s he became the center of attention for refusing to fight in the Vietnam War. In taking a stand for equal rights and the right of religious freedom enshrined in the U.S. constitution, Ali made history both in and outside the ring. Muhammad Ali offers a detailed look at the career and life's work of this once controversial, and now universally respected, champion.