Nonfiction Readers: Challenging Plus Kit

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  • Grade: 5
  • Guided Reading Level: U-V
  • Interest Level: 4-7
  • Item: TCM15677
  • ISBN: 9781433346774
  • Language: English, Spanish
Description
Integrate science, history, and math into literacy lessons with these high-interest books. Unforgettable topics and sophisticated graphics engage and inform students. Interactive text features promote critical thinking and help students build vocabulary and increase visual literacy skills.

Challenging Plus 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
$849.99/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 Plus 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.

Endangered Animals of the Sea 6-Pack

Endangered Animals of the Sea 6-Pack

Level: 5.5

$49.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15958


Learn about marine animals that are at risk of becoming endangered and what people have done to help. Learn about the causes of endangered animals and learn how to help the conservation and preservation of these beautiful animals.

Endangered Animals of the Desert 6-Pack

Endangered Animals of the Desert 6-Pack

Level: 5.5

$49.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15959


Many desert animals around the world are in danger of becoming extinct. In this enlightening nonfiction title, readers will learn a few of the causes of extinction and what problems extinction causes for animals, wildlife, and humans alike.

Endangered Animals of the Jungle 6-Pack

Endangered Animals of the Jungle 6-Pack

Level: 5.5

$49.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15960


Take a trip to the tropics to learn about what makes jungle animals so unique and why they need to be protected. This nonfiction title allows readers to discover the causes of endangered animals through astonishing facts and colorful images.

Vroom! Speed and Acceleration 6-Pack

Vroom! Speed and Acceleration 6-Pack

Level: 5.6

$49.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15961


Accelerate through the pages of this book and introduce readers to physics and how it assists objects to move. Readers will learn about velocity, Newton's Second Law of Motion, thrust, gravity, momentum, g-force, and more!

Pop! Air and Water Pressure 6-Pack

Pop! Air and Water Pressure 6-Pack

Level: 5.6

$49.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15962


What does swimming in a pool, drinking through a straw, breathing in air, and circulating blood all have in common? They all require a form of air or water pressure! Discover the ways that air and water pressure make an impact on our lives.

Drag! Friction and Resistance 6-Pack

Drag! Friction and Resistance 6-Pack

Level: 5.6

$49.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15963


In this stimulating nonfiction book, readers will discover the various types of friction and the huge impacts it has on nature, machines, and our lives. Readers are encouraged to perform basic experiments to assist in the understanding of friction.

Endangered Animals of the Sea 6-Pack

Endangered Animals of the Desert 6-Pack

Endangered Animals of the Jungle 6-Pack

Vroom! Speed and Acceleration 6-Pack

Pop! Air and Water Pressure 6-Pack

Drag! Friction and Resistance 6-Pack

Level: 5.5

$49.99

Level: 5.5

$49.99

Level: 5.5

$49.99

Level: 5.6

$49.99

Level: 5.6

$49.99

Level: 5.6

$49.99

Item Number: 15958

Item Number: 15959

Item Number: 15960

Item Number: 15961

Item Number: 15962

Item Number: 15963

Fearless! Stunt People 6-Pack

Fearless! Stunt People 6-Pack

Level: 5.7

$49.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15964


Explore what stunt people do to prepare and keep themselves safe. Readers will be introduced to a brief history of stunt performance as well as the latest tips and tricks, including stunt driving, professional fighting, and more!

Wild Work! Animal Trainers 6-Pack

Wild Work! Animal Trainers 6-Pack

Level: 5.7

$49.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15965


Animal trainers care for many different types of animals! Children will explore some of the methods that trainers use, while simultaneously gaining an understanding of animal instincts and animal rehabilitation.

Dangerous Catch! Deep Sea Fishers 6-Pack

Dangerous Catch! Deep Sea Fishers 6-Pack

Level: 5.7

$49.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15966


Through bright images, charts and graphs, and informational text, this nonfiction title provides readers with enlightening facts about what it takes to work in as a deep sea fisher. What an exciting and unique profession!

Unforgettable Natural Disasters 6-Pack

Unforgettable Natural Disasters 6-Pack

Level: 5.8

$49.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15967


Discover how earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and more have affected people and places around the world. Readers will learn about all sorts of disasters, epidemics, and pandemics.

Unforgettable News Reports 6-Pack

Unforgettable News Reports 6-Pack

Level: 5.8

$49.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15968


How we send and receive news has changed over time. Learn how news media has changed throughout the years and how its constant evolution and progression altered the way that we report and hear about news events today.

Unforgettable Catastrophes 6-Pack

Unforgettable Catastrophes 6-Pack

Level: 5.8

$49.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15969


Uncover some of the most infamous disasters in the world including the Hindenburg, the sinking of the Titanic, the Dust Bowl, BP oil spill, the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs, and the Chernobyl disaster in this shocking book.

Fearless! Stunt People 6-Pack

Wild Work! Animal Trainers 6-Pack

Dangerous Catch! Deep Sea Fishers 6-Pack

Unforgettable Natural Disasters 6-Pack

Unforgettable News Reports 6-Pack

Unforgettable Catastrophes 6-Pack

Level: 5.7

$49.99

Level: 5.7

$49.99

Level: 5.7

$49.99

Level: 5.8

$49.99

Level: 5.8

$49.99

Level: 5.8

$49.99

Item Number: 15964

Item Number: 15965

Item Number: 15966

Item Number: 15967

Item Number: 15968

Item Number: 15969

The Cutting Edge: Breakthroughs in Technology 6-Pack

The Cutting Edge: Breakthroughs in Technology 6-Pack

Level: 5.9

$49.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15970


Learn about the various technological innovations that have occurred throughout history--and what could be possible in the future! Readers will learn about miraculous inventions such as holograms, 3D printing, bionic body parts, and more!

Mighty Micros: Little Things, Big Results 6-Pack

Mighty Micros: Little Things, Big Results 6-Pack

Level: 5.9

$49.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15971


Some of the most powerful things in the world are so tiny they can't be seen with the naked eye! Readers will be amazed at what they see when they take a glance at the world of the mini but mighty in this stunningly fascinating nonfiction title.

Action! Making Movies 6-Pack

Action! Making Movies 6-Pack

Level: 5.9

$49.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15972


Readers are taken behind the scenes to find out what goes into making a film. Children will be fascinated to learn about the various roles involved in filmmaking, including directors, directors of photography, costume designers, and actors.

Nonfiction Readers: Challenging Plus  Add-on Pack

Nonfiction Readers: Challenging Plus Add-on Pack

Level: 5.5-5.9

$119.99

Grade: 5

Item Number: 15999


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

The Cutting Edge: Breakthroughs in Technology 6-Pack

Mighty Micros: Little Things, Big Results 6-Pack

Action! Making Movies 6-Pack

Nonfiction Readers: Challenging Plus Add-on Pack

Level: 5.9

$49.99

Level: 5.9

$49.99

Level: 5.9

$49.99

Level: 5.5-5.9

$119.99

Item Number: 15970

Item Number: 15971

Item Number: 15972

Item Number: 15999

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