Nonfiction Readers: Challenging Kit

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  • Grade: 5
  • Guided Reading Level: T-U
  • Interest Level: 4-7
  • Item: TCM15676
  • ISBN: 9781433346767
  • Language: English, Spanish
Description
Scaffold readers as they transition into longer texts. Infographics and interactive critical-thinking elements keep reading purposeful and connect each book to essential math, science, and social studies standards. Exciting topics and unforgettable stories keep students reading.

Challenging kit includes:
  • Books - 15 titles, 6 copies each, 64 pages per book in print and digital formats
  • Teacher's Guide with lesson plans for each book
  • Assessment Guide in print and digital formats that include placement tests and formative and summative assessments
  • Home-School Connections
  • Interactiv-eBooks
  • Audio recordings of books to model fluent reading
$935.99/ea

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Components

Series highlights include:

  • Books - 15 titles, 6 copies each, 12-64 pages per book in print and digital formats
  • Teacher's Guide with easy-to-implement lesson plans for each book
  • Assessment Guide in print and digital formats that include placement tests and formative and summative assessments
  • Home-School Connections
  • Interactiv-eBooks with three activities per book (one for word work, one for comprehension, and one for writing)
  • Audio Recordings of books to model fluent reading
Nonfiction Readers: Challenging Kit

Books - 15 titles, 6 copies each plus lesson plans

Each leveled reader motivates students to want to read with high-interest content and engaging illustrations and photographs. The authentic reading experiences help students develop vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency skills.

Demons of the Deep 6-Pack

Demons of the Deep 6-Pack

Level: 5.0

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15919


This fascinating nonfiction book will allow elementary readers to discover the dangerous and strange creatures of the deep ocean. Learn about strange marine animals, including gulper eels, yeti crabs, and deep-sea lizardfish.

Danger in the Desert 6-Pack

Danger in the Desert 6-Pack

Level: 5.0

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15920


In this adventurous nonfiction title, elementary readers discover poisonous plants and dangerous animals from deserts around the world, including sidewinder snakes, dingos, desert locusts, and barrel cacti.

Terror in the Tropics 6-Pack

Terror in the Tropics 6-Pack

Level: 5.0

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15921


In this fascinating nonfiction title, elementary readers are invited to discover terrifying plants and animals of the tropics. Readers will discover what makes poisonous plants so harmful and why dangerous jungle animals are so deadly.

20th Century: Race to the Moon 6-Pack

20th Century: Race to the Moon 6-Pack

Level: 5.1

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15922


Discover the history of the space race in this exciting and riveting nonfiction title! Readers will learn about the Kennedy Space Station, the Cold War, Sputnik, the first astronauts and cosmonauts to make it into space, and the first moon landing.

21st Century: Mysteries of Deep Space 6-Pack

21st Century: Mysteries of Deep Space 6-Pack

Level: 5.1

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15923


This nonfiction title gives readers a look into space exploration. Discover galaxies, comets, asteroids, constellations, the effect gravity has on the inner and outer planets, and what measures scientists are taking to learn more about space.

22nd Century: Future of Space 6-Pack

22nd Century: Future of Space 6-Pack

Level: 5.1

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15924


Travel to the 22nd century in this captivating nonfiction title that allows readers to discover the future of space. Readers will discover the technology that may be used to one day allow humans to live on another planet and more!

Demons of the Deep 6-Pack

Danger in the Desert 6-Pack

Terror in the Tropics 6-Pack

20th Century: Race to the Moon 6-Pack

21st Century: Mysteries of Deep Space 6-Pack

22nd Century: Future of Space 6-Pack

Level: 5.0

$54.99

Level: 5.0

$54.99

Level: 5.0

$54.99

Level: 5.1

$54.99

Level: 5.1

$54.99

Level: 5.1

$54.99

Item Number: 15919

Item Number: 15920

Item Number: 15921

Item Number: 15922

Item Number: 15923

Item Number: 15924

Bad Guys and Gals of the High Seas 6-Pack

Bad Guys and Gals of the High Seas 6-Pack

Level: 5.2

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15925


Elementary readers learn about famous pirates and pirate history in this nonfiction reader. Children will learn about famous pirates such as Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, Black Bart, Edward Low, Lady Mary Killigrew, and Mrs. Cheng.

Bad Guys and Gals of the Wild West 6-Pack

Bad Guys and Gals of the Wild West 6-Pack

Level: 5.2

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15926


Outlaws ran rampant all across the Wild West! This nonfiction book introduces readers to some of the most famous robbers and outlaws of the Wild West in this enthralling nonfiction title, including Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy, Jesse James, and more!

Bad Guys and Gals of the Ancient World 6-Pack

Bad Guys and Gals of the Ancient World 6-Pack

Level: 5.2

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15927


Introduce readers to some of the most well-known criminals and tyrants of the past with this fascinating nonfiction book! Readers will want to learn all they can about ancient history and the bad guys and gals from the past.

All in a Day's Work: Police Officer 6-Pack

All in a Day's Work: Police Officer 6-Pack

Level: 5.3

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15928


This nonfiction reader gives children an in-depth look at what a career as a police officer is like. Readers will learn about various aspects of life as a police officer--from being accepted into the academy to keeping streets safe.

All in a Day's Work: ER Doctor 6-Pack

All in a Day's Work: ER Doctor 6-Pack

Level: 5.3

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15929


Discover what it takes to be an Emergency Room doctor in this enlightening nonfiction title. Readers learn about the hard work and dedication it takes to have a career as an ER doctor and what a typical day is like in the emergency room.

All in a Day's Work: Animator 6-Pack

All in a Day's Work: Animator 6-Pack

Level: 5.3

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15930


This fun, engaging nonfiction title allows readers to explore an exciting career as an animator. Readers will be introduced to the history of animation and the techniques and equipment animators use to turn their illustrations into animated shorts.

Bad Guys and Gals of the High Seas 6-Pack

Bad Guys and Gals of the Wild West 6-Pack

Bad Guys and Gals of the Ancient World 6-Pack

All in a Day's Work: Police Officer 6-Pack

All in a Day's Work: ER Doctor 6-Pack

All in a Day's Work: Animator 6-Pack

Level: 5.2

$54.99

Level: 5.2

$54.99

Level: 5.2

$54.99

Level: 5.3

$54.99

Level: 5.3

$54.99

Level: 5.3

$54.99

Item Number: 15925

Item Number: 15926

Item Number: 15927

Item Number: 15928

Item Number: 15929

Item Number: 15930

Making Money Grow 6-Pack

Making Money Grow 6-Pack

Level: 5.4

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15931


Making money takes hard work and determination. This nonfiction book encourages readers learn basic skills for earning and saving money through moneymaking projects, entrepreneurship, patents on their own creative ideas, and fund-raising.

Where Does Your Money Go? 6-Pack

Where Does Your Money Go? 6-Pack

Level: 5.4

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15932


Discover the different ways that people spend, save, and budget their money. Readers are introduced to important personal financial aspects such as savings accounts, putting together a budget and budget analysis, credit and debit cards, and taxes.

From Rags to Riches 6-Pack

From Rags to Riches 6-Pack

Level: 5.4

$54.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15933


In this inspiring and informative nonfiction title, readers will learn the ways that people start from almost nothing to become millionaires and billionaires. Readers gain an understanding of entrepreneurships and how to invest money responsibly.

Nonfiction Readers: Challenging  Add-on Pack

Nonfiction Readers: Challenging Add-on Pack

Level: 5.0-5.4

$131.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15934


Add additional copies of Challenging Nonfiction Readers to your classroom library with this add-on pack that includes one of each book from the complete kit (set of 15).

Making Money Grow 6-Pack

Where Does Your Money Go? 6-Pack

From Rags to Riches 6-Pack

Nonfiction Readers: Challenging Add-on Pack

Level: 5.4

$54.99

Level: 5.4

$54.99

Level: 5.4

$54.99

Level: 5.0-5.4

$131.99

Item Number: 15931

Item Number: 15932

Item Number: 15933

Item Number: 15934

Teacher's Guide

Provide teachers with the tools they need to do their jobs more effectively with easy-to-use, standards-based lesson plans. Each lesson is organized in a consistent format for ease of use. Emergent through Fluent Plus Teacher's Guide lessons focus on two of the following key nonfiction skills or strategies:

  • Activating prior knowledge
  • Drawing inferences
  • Questioning
  • Synthesizing information
  • Determining importance
  • Visualizing and monitoring comprehension

Advanced through Challenging Plus Teacher's Guide lessons focus on two of the following nonfiction skills or strategies:

  • Establishing a purpose
  • Monitoring reading
  • Using prior knowledge
  • Summarizing and paraphrasing
  • Previewing
  • Using mental images
  • Understanding text structure
  • Predicting

Each trio of readers is accompanied by a variety of texts such as primary sources, articles, poems, and other text types.

Teacher's Guide

Assessment Guide

Each Assessment Guide in this series includes research about assessments, how to use the assessments provided with the product, a series Placement Test in digital format, an oral reading record and multiple choice questions for each book, references cited, and an answer key for the lessons.

Assessment Guide

Interactiv-eBooks

Integrate technology into literacy instruction and prepare students for a more technologically advanced world through Interactiv-eBooks provided in each Nonfiction Readers kit.

Enhance instruction through meaningful tools for interacting with the text. For assessing students' fluency and comprehension, teachers can use the Interactiv-eBooks to prompt questions within the text through digital sticky notes, as well as encourage students to record themselves reading with the record tool to practice fluent reading.

Interactiv-eBooks can be used in a group, paired, or individual setting. Interactiv-eBooks are available as a Single Classroom License in each Nonfiction Readers kit, but can be ordered as School Site Licenses as well.

Audio Recordings

Professional recordings of books and poems model fluent reading.

Home-School Connections

Encourage parents and families to extend their child's reading development and build literacy skills at home with the Parent Tips booklet provided digitally within each Nonfiction Readers kit.

Filled with tips to help develop reading skills at home, teachers can easily print and share the document with parents and caregivers to use with their children. In addition to informational texts found at home, digital versions of each book in the kit can also be printed and replicated for students to take home.

Home-School Connections