Happy New Year! It is officially 2018, and we’re celebrating with new books added to Raz-Plus and Reading A-Z! With new fiction and non-fiction leveled books designed to excite young learners and motivate emergent readers, you are sure to find a new book your students will love.
Learn about the different resources that can be used to write. Students will enjoy the photographs that help connect meaning to the words they are reading and will learn to identify and use the high-frequency word with.
We all experience bad days every now and then, and this humorous fiction book tells the story of Wally and his inability to keep himself and his possessions dry. Students will connect to the story and will also learn to identify cause-and-effect relationships. Your class will also love the vibrant illustrations!
In this informational text, students will learn about some of the surprising places ice can form. The pattern of the text supports emergent readers and will also help them learn to use the high-frequency words can, on, and when.
I Did Not Give Up!
Students will learn about the importance of persistence and perseverance through Ellie, a young girl who demonstrates determination to succeed. Use this story to teach students how to determine cause-and-effect relationships, as well as how to connect to prior knowledge to understand.
Ough Is Tough
When you see ough in a word, it can make many different sounds! This book helps students decode and understand six different sounds that ough can make through an amusing story. Students will also learn to identify rhyming and determine the author’s purpose.
The Five Brothers
Levels: H, K, N
This story is a retelling of a Chinese folk tale that takes readers on an entertaining, and colorfully illustrated journey. This Multilevel Book allows students to recognize and use past tense verbs, as well as promote higher-order thinking.
All About Snakes
This book is filled with incredible photographs and information about snakes, and helps students to think critically about their opinions of these slithering reptiles. Students will also learn to summarize text as well as identify main idea and details.
The Bird’s Nest
Levels: P, S, V
In this realistic fiction story, readers learn about the life of a refugee through the main character, Rima – a Syrian refugee in America. This book allows students to make inferences and draw conclusions, as well as learn to use commas to separate dialogue. Additionally, this endearing story helps students understand that, no matter our background, our first language, or our gender – we can always find similarities and form friendships.
Through a Microscope
Levels: Q, T, W
Learn about the history and incredible capabilities of microscopes with this nonfiction book. Engaging photographs and fascinating discoveries will propel students’ interests as well as help teach them to make inferences and draw conclusions using clues found in the text.
Say It with Pictures
Levels: R, U, X
For thousands of years pictures, carvings, drawings, and paintings have been used to log history, tell stories, and even give instructions. This book discusses the Egyptian hieroglyphs and Mayan glyphs, and how they were used and continue to be used to inform us today. Students will learn to identify correct subject-verb agreement and to determine the author’s purpose.
The United Nations
Levels Y, Z1, Z2
Use this book to teach students about the The United Nations and the organization’s dedication to international cooperation and collaboration. Students will also learn to summarize text and identify the main idea and details to better understand information.