New Raz-Plus and Reading A-Z Leveled Books - October 2018

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Autumn days are here with all their crisp, colorful fun. As the weather gets cooler, who doesn’t relish reading a good book? Your students will love our new releases this month, with fun topics and beautiful full-color illustrations to inspire close reading and practicing useful skills. With levels ranging from aa to Z2, this month’s set of brand new leveled books covers fascinating subjects like pumpkin carving for Halloween, hedgehogs, superheroes, and surfing – along with a retelling of the classic Snow White and the harrowing historical adventure of Shackleton’s Endurance.

On an Airplane

On an Airplane

Level: aa
A girl embarks on a plane trip with her family. Bright, detailed illustrations and useful high-frequency words support early emergent readers. The book can also be used to teach students about sequencing events and recognizing and using nouns.

Halloween Pumpkins

Halloween Pumpkins

Level: A
Learn about different ways to carve a pumpkin for Halloween! From spooky to funny, detailed illustrations depict various pumpkin-carving ideas. Repetitive text supports early emergent readers, while students can connect to prior knowledge to understand the story.

Wake Up, Rooster!

Wake Up, Rooster!

Level: B
It’s Rooster's job to wake up the whole farm every morning. But what if Rooster sleeps too long? This funny story describes the chain of events set into motion when Rooster oversleeps. This book can be used to teach students how to identify cause-and-effect relationships in a story.

Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs

Level: H
Observe the fascinating world of hedgehogs! Students will learn all about these quill-covered mammals, including habitats, diet, and family structure. Detailed photographs and high-frequency words support emergent readers. Students can also connect to prior knowledge to better understand a text.

How to Become A Superhero

How to Become A Superhero

Level: L
Want to learn a few tips on becoming a superhero? This fun story about a girl named Alba follows her adventures as she helps kids become awesome superheroes! The book can also be used to teach students how to identify point of view.

Animal Defenses

Animal Defenses

Level: M
Wild predators to hunt their prey, but the prey doesn't wait around to be eaten! Learn about the many ways animals defend themselves, including claws, teeth, spikes, and venom. Detailed photographs inspire students to compare and contrast these different animal defenses.

The Day It Rained Tortillas

The Day It Rained Tortillas

Level: M
A talkative woodcutter finds three bags of gold and tells everyone in town about it. His clever wife quickly realizes the gold must belong to robbers, who will soon be looking for it. This delightful folktale can teach students to identify problem and solution and retell to understand text.

Surfing

Surfing

Level: Q
Surf's up! This exciting sport has been around for hundreds of years. This book describes its ancient origins, development over time, and current star athletes. Vibrant photographs and helpful graphics will engage students while they ask and answer questions to understand the text.

The Power of Wind

The Power of Wind

Level: Q
Around the world for thousands of years, humans have been harnessing the power of wind. This clean, renewable energy source is becoming more globally popular and increasingly efficient. This book will also help students recognize cause-and-effect relationships.

Adventure in London

Adventure in London

Level: U
Disappointed when plans with his mom are postponed, Erik is thrilled to join his aunt Isa in London. As they tour the amazing city and explore different landmarks, bright illustrations and unexpected twists will keep students engaged and help them connect to prior knowledge.

Life Spans

Life Spans

Level: V
Learn about the life spans of different living things! Some animals live for a few hours while others live for a few hundred years. Engaging photographs and an interesting topic will capture students' interest while they learn how to make inferences and draw conclusions.

Snow White and the Queen

Snow White and the Queen

Level: W
Snow White's new stepmother wants to be the most beautiful person in the world – and she’ll stop at nothing. This classic fairy tale is retold with charming illustrations and a few new plot twists. Teach students how to make, revise, and confirm predictions while analyzing characters.

Vanishing Languages

Vanishing Languages

Level: X
By 2100, half of all world languages will be extinct. This fascinating book examines efforts to revive endangered languages. Teaching the importance of preserving languages and the global implications of their loss, the book can help teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions.

Endurance on the Ice

Endurance on the Ice

Level: Z2
Imagine being trapped in a frozen sea for nearly two years. This book tells the incredible survival story of the crew of the Endurance, stranded in the Antarctic. Their journey required incredible courage, teamwork, and strength. The book can be used to teach students about sequencing events.


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