New titles from Raz-Plus and Reading A-Z for March cover a wide range of interesting topics from the benefits of exercise to the Library of Congress, with colorful illustrations, fun stories, and science history. Back covers feature activities and exercises connecting the books to other subjects, and custom vocabulary lists help make differentiated instruction easier.
These Are Opposites
Big or small? Light or dark? We use words like these to describe differences in things we see. This book introduces students to some common words used to describe qualities that are opposites. Entertaining illustrations highlight word meanings.
Exercise is hard work! So why do it? This book introduces readers to various forms of exercise, explaining how exercise can make them feel. These connections make this book ideal for teaching cause-and-effect relationships.
The Sun is essential for life on Earth. In this book, students will learn about the Sun's energy and how it enables plants, people, and other animals survive. Detailed photographs, repetitive sentence patterns, and high-frequency words support early readers.
The Leprechaun Trap
Olivia builds a leprechaun trap for school. She gets a C+ but keeps conducting experiments, in hopes of catching a leprechaun. Will her experiments prove successful? This story teaches a fun lesson on the importance of perseverance.
The Water Cycle
Did you know that the water you drank today could be the same water a dinosaur drank a million years ago? With detailed diagrams and photographs, this book teaches the stages of the water cycle and why the cycle is important.
Itching and Scratching
An itch is your body's internal system sending a signal to protect you from sickness. This book explains the reasons we itch and why scratching helps to relieve itching through detailed information and photographs.
Writing on the Wall
Trisha discovers an old message on her closet wall written by a mysterious MJ. Then she begins a journey to discover who wrote the message and what it means. Writing on the Wall is an engaging story that combines history with mystery.
Noni and the Copper Captain
For Noni, a statue of the town’s founder represents the greed and cruelty that damaged the lives of Native Americans, including her ancestors. She writes an editorial for the school newspaper in favor of removing the statue.
The World's Biggest Library
The World's Biggest Library tells the story of the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress. Readers learn why this historic institution was created, and get a look at some of the interesting items found in the library.
With her clear and engaging writing, Rachel Carson helped people understand the effects of pesticides and herbicides on our environment. Her courage and perseverance in the face of hostile opposition helped inspire the environmental movement.