Nonfiction Readers: Fluent Kit

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  • Grade: 3
  • Guided Reading Level: M-O
  • Interest Level: 2-5
  • Item: TCM15352
  • ISBN: 9781433343520
  • Language: English, Spanish
Description
Integrate content-area topics into your literacy lessons with vibrant books that appeal to older students needing high-interest/lower-readability text. The features of these books reflect upper-level subject-specific texts.

Fluent kit includes:
  • Books - 15 titles, 6 copies each, 28-32 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
$699.99/ea

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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: Fluent Kit

Books - 15 titles, 6 copies each plus lesson plan

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.

  • A Day in the Life of a Cowhand 6-Pack

    A Day in the Life of a Cowhand 6-Pack

    Level: 3.0

    $39.99

    Grade: 3

    Item Number: 14862


    Grab your cowboy hat and saddle up! Early elementary readers learn about all the responsibilities it takes to be a cowhand and ranch hand as they move through this captivating nonfiction title.

  • A Day in the Life of a Ballet Dancer 6-Pack

    A Day in the Life of a Ballet Dancer 6-Pack

    Level: 3.0

    $39.99

    Grade: 3

    Item Number: 14863


    Leap into the world of a ballet dancer! In this engaging nonfiction book, readers learn about the history of this art form as well as what a ballet dancer does to get ready for a performance.

  • A Day in the Life of a Firefighter 6-Pack

    A Day in the Life of a Firefighter 6-Pack

    Level: 3.0

    $39.99

    Grade: 3

    Item Number: 14864


    Hop on that big red truck for a real adventure! Being a firefighter takes a lot of hard work. Early elementary readers learn about the important responsibilities it takes to be a firefighter--from the fire equipment to living in the fire station.

  • Markets Around the World 6-Pack

    Markets Around the World 6-Pack

    Level: 3.1

    $39.99

    Grade: 3

    Item Number: 14865


    From Asia to Africa, people buy and sell goods all over the world! Learn what various types of foods and goods are sold in markets from all around the globe in this fascinating nonfiction reader.

  • Games Around the World 6-Pack

    Games Around the World 6-Pack

    Level: 3.1

    $39.99

    Grade: 3

    Item Number: 14866


    Have you ever heard of The Excited Burro or Ringel Ringel? These are games that children play in other countries. Children play different games in different parts of the world, but they all have fun!

  • School Around the World 6-Pack

    School Around the World 6-Pack

    Level: 3.1

    $39.99

    Grade: 3

    Item Number: 14867


    Find out how school is the same--and different--in countries all over the world in this fascinating nonfiction title. Readers will learn about the way students learn in other countries, from homeschooling to trade schools.

  • Take Off! All About Airplanes 6-Pack

    Take Off! All About Airplanes 6-Pack

    Level: 3.2

    $39.99

    Grade: 3

    Item Number: 14868


    In this exciting and engaging nonfiction book, readers learn about the Wright Brothers, the history of aviation, how air travel has changed the way people work and live, and the important parts that make the plane fly!

  • All Aboard! How Trains Work 6-Pack

    All Aboard! How Trains Work 6-Pack

    Level: 3.2

    $39.99

    Grade: 3

    Item Number: 14869


    Climb aboard for a journey into the world of trains! In this nonfiction title, readers learn about the history of trains, the different uses for them, and the different types and parts including freight cars, passenger cars, and the caboose.

  • Zoom! How Cars Move 6-Pack

    Zoom! How Cars Move 6-Pack

    Level: 3.2

    $39.99

    Grade: 3

    Item Number: 14870


    Let's take a spin in the fascinating world of cars! In this engaging nonfiction title, readers learn about cars of all kinds--from the Model T roadster to electronic cars. Readers will want to learn everything they can about cars!

  • Mammal Mania 6-Pack

    Mammal Mania 6-Pack

    Level: 3.3

    $39.99

    Grade: 3

    Item Number: 14871


    Discover the world of mammals in this delightful nonfiction title! Readers will learn all about different mammals--from primates to marsupials, and rabbits to whales, even omnivores and herbivores.

  • Slithering Reptiles and Amphibians 6-Pack

    Slithering Reptiles and Amphibians 6-Pack

    Level: 3.3

    $39.99

    Grade: 3

    Item Number: 14872


    Take a journey into the wild world of reptiles and amphibians! Readers will learn about crocodiles, lizards, snakes, tortoises, and salamanders. Readers will be sure to be enthralled as they move through this engaging book.

  • Incredible Invertebrates 6-Pack

    Incredible Invertebrates 6-Pack

    Level: 3.3

    $39.99

    Grade: 3

    Item Number: 14873


    Did you know that most animals in the world don't have backbones? Learn more about invertebrates in this engaging nonfiction book. Readers will learn all about mollusks, arthropods, arachnids, and crustaceans.

  • Backstage Pass: Fashion 6-Pack

    Backstage Pass: Fashion 6-Pack

    Level: 3.4

    $39.99

    Grade: 3

    Item Number: 14874


    Learn how a designer's sketch becomes the fashion we wear and how a designer uses math and geometry to make their designs successful in this fashion-filled book! Readers learn all about the different aspects of the fashion industry.

  • Big Digs: Construction Site 6-Pack

    Big Digs: Construction Site 6-Pack

    Level: 3.4

    $39.99

    Grade: 3

    Item Number: 14875


    How do architects and contractors use math and geometry to help build a house? Readers will find out in this engaging nonfiction book that will familiarize children with construction, construction equipment and materials, and blueprints.

  • Sweet: Inside a Bakery 6-Pack

    Sweet: Inside a Bakery 6-Pack

    Level: 3.4

    $39.99

    Grade: 3

    Item Number: 14876


    Learn the secrets to artful cupcakes, oven-fresh bread, and other delicious baked goods in this delightful nonfiction title. Readers will learn how mathematics helps bakers measure their ingredients to make tasteful treats.

  • Nonfiction Readers: Fluent  Add-on Pack

    Nonfiction Readers: Fluent Add-on Pack

    Level:

    $99.99

    Grade: 3

    Item Number: 15377


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

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: a) activating prior knowledge; b) drawing inferences; c) questioning; d) synthesizing information; e) determining importance; and f) visualizing; monitoring comprehension. Each lesson is organized in a consistent format for ease of use. Advanced through Challenging Plus Teacher's Guide lessons focus on two of the following nonfiction skills or strategies: a) establishing a purpose; b) monitoring reading; c) using prior knowledge; d) summarizing and paraphrasing; e) previewing; f) using mental images; g) understanding text structure; and h) 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. Great 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