New titles from Raz-Plus and Reading A-Z for April delve into a range of intriguing subjects to engage your students, from seed dispersal and ivory to tree houses and dust storms. Back covers feature activities and exercises connecting the books to other subjects, and custom vocabulary lists help with differentiated instruction.
What happens when you push something? Your students can determine cause-and-effect relationships while reading about various things that can be pushed and what happens as a result! Repetitive text supports early emergent readers.
My Tree House
What’s inside the tree house? Spark your students’ imaginations with colorful illustrations and entertaining text, as they climb up the tree house ladder and whizz down the slide with the main character. This book teaches the use of nouns.
This charming story helps teach students about the consonant /w/ and /wh/ digraph sounds. Will and Whitney have been walking together all their lives, from the wheat fields of childhood to the slow stroll of old age.
Elena is excited for her upcoming birthday, but worries her family will forget it (and her) after the recent birth of her baby sister. Elena’s older sister helps her realize how much fun having a younger sister will be for both of them.
The Seed Sowers
Give students an inside look at how seeds travel from one place to another with the help of animals such as elephants, beetles, birds, and bats. Interesting photographs depict the many ways animals help seeds spread far and wide.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama has dedicated her life and her career to bringing people together and helping them succeed. Give students a detailed look at the life and characteristics of this influential and inspirational woman.
Sadie's Incredible Essay
Sadie completes a research paper assignment easily, but is surprised at the low grade she receives. This engaging book is an entertaining way to teach students about finding and using reliable sources when writing papers.
Margaret's Secret Message
During the Revolutionary War, a courageous girl helps the Patriots' cause. This suspense-filled story of historical fiction engages readers with lively illustrations. The book can help teach students how to analyze characters.
Dust Storms and Sandstorms
Sandstorm and dust storm events can pose a serious danger, and rising global temperatures due to climate change increase the frequency and intensity of these powerful storms. This book introduces students to the science behind these events.
Ivory or Elephants
Ivory has been used to create jewelry, art, piano keys, and many other things, but do you know where ivory comes from? This book explains how ivory is harvested and the toll this practice has taken on the elephants of the world.