New titles from Raz-Plus and Reading A-Z for May address a range of fun and interesting topics to engage your students, from seahorses in a range of camouflaging colors to the challenges overcome by the Pilgrims who crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower, May’s books include fiction and nonfiction. Back covers feature activities and exercises connecting the books to other subjects, and custom vocabulary lists help with differentiated instruction.
The Story of the Mayflower
Levels: I, L, O
In 1620, the Mayflower set sail from England toward a better life in the New World. However, upon arrival the Pilgrims faced devastating challenges, and many died. Without Squanto’s kind help, the Pilgrims may not have survived.
I'm Kind to Me
Kindness takes strength and courage, and it’s one of the most important skills any person can have. In this story, a boy who shows kindness to his friends as they prepare for their school musical has trouble accepting kindness in return.
Ramadan is an important holiday for Muslims around the world, lasting a month long. This book offers a comprehensive look at the different aspects of this holiday, from fasting and praying to colorful clothing and candy.
Lucia's New School
It's 1909, and Lucia and her family have just moved from Italy to New York City. She can't speak English, hasn't made friends, and feels alone. But Lucia adjusts to living in a new country and realizes she's not as alone as she thought.
Take a comprehensive look at seahorses, including where they live, what they eat, and their unique adaptations to their ocean environment. Learn about how conservationists are working to protect these amazing and beautiful creatures.
Dungeons and Downloads
All Arthur wants is to play his favorite computer game with his big sister, Selena. Desperate to reach his sister’s level quickly, Arthur decides to turn to the internet for help. He learns a valuable lesson about digital literacy.
The Industrial Revolution
The world we know today is a direct result of the Industrial Revolution, a time of monumental disruption and innovation. It dramatically improved many people’s lives, but also led to poor work conditions and our dependency on fossil fuels.
The Mill Girl
When Samantha leaves her family farm to work at the Lowell mills, she looks forward to more independence and sending money home to her family. However, she finds out the mills aren't what she expected, and faces a difficult choice.