The Raz-Plus and Reading A-Z collections of leveled books continue to grow, adding 18 new titles in March. From levels A to Z2, these books help you personalize reading instruction for a range of students. Your students will enjoy the new March-themed releases and you will love the selection of fiction and nonfiction texts that come with lesson resources for teaching vocabulary, reading strategies, and comprehension.
Time for Eggs
In this story, a young girl and her father gather and prepare eggs to eat. This book’s use of detailed illustrations, high-frequency words, and repetitive phrases will help emergent readers piece together the text, allowing students to build confidence in reading.
This book tells the story of Gus, an adorable pup who is always getting caught carrying around his owner’s belongings in his mouth. Use this book to teach students how to connect to prior knowledge as well as to identify characters and setting to better understand the story.
Quiet or Loud?
Whether you should be quiet or loud is often determined by the situation or setting. This book helps students identify familiar settings where it is most appropriate to be quiet, and places where it is acceptable to be loud. This story uses detailed, colorful photographs, high-frequency words, and repetitive sentence patterns to support the early emergent reader.
Who Wants to Play Basketball?
Sometimes when we want to play, the people around us are too busy. Students will relate to this story, as a young boy looks for someone to play basketball with. Colorful illustrations, high-frequency words, and patterned text make this book a good fit for emergent readers. This book can be used to teach students how to identify the problem and solution in a story.
Snow is a beautiful sight, but sometimes it can get in the way. Using engaging photographs and simple sentences, this book teaches students about the different tools used to remove snow. Students will also learn to identify and use compound words and declarative sentences.
The Legend of the Giant’s Causeway
Levels: J, M, P
In this Irish folktale, retold by Katherine Follet, students learn about the origins of one of the most popular sites in Northern Ireland. Students will love the fun illustrations and entertaining story about a natural staircase that stretches to the sea. This book can be used to teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions, and to identify and use quotation marks.
Levels: O, R, U
Found in the murky waters of South America, electric eels are fascinating creatures that continue to intrigue scientists. This book provides students with a detailed looked at the science behind their shocking abilities. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine the main idea and details, and to effectively ask and answer questions.
The Guest Ranch
Levels: R, U, X
Have you ever gone to a place where you felt like you didn't fit in? That's exactly how Zach feels in The Guest Ranch. When he and his mom arrive for a vacation at Cottonwood Guest Ranch, Zach isn't sure that he can learn the skills of a cowboy. But after striking up a friendship with a seasoned ranch hand named Mitch, Zach learns some history about African-American cowboys that gives him the confidence he needs to succeed.
Levels: S, V, Y
John Muir introduces students to the impactful life of a man whose contributions to environmental conservatism changed the American landscape. The book can be used to teach students how to discern the author's point of view and to effectively summarize.
Battle Over Britain
In 1940, Adolph Hitler led Nazi Germany in an attempt to overtake Great Britain as part of their plan to conquer Europe. Despite the fall of their allies, the British people would not surrender. This riveting historical account will pique students' interest while also giving them the opportunity to retell and identify cause-and-effect relationships in a nonfiction text.