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TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers: Foundations Kit

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  • Grade: K
  • Guided Reading Level: A
  • Interest Level: PK-2
  • ISBN: 9781493820511
  • Language: English

Provide kindergarten students with the texts and strategies necessary to grow as readers and develop a greater love for reading! Divided into reading levels and grouped by content-area themes, these nonfiction books feature a clearly implied narrative structure for easy story creation, precise text to image correlation, and repetition of vocabulary and sight words. Combined with rich, dynamic lessons and audio and technology resources, students will be motivated to develop vocabulary, comprehension, word recognition (phonics), and fluency skills. This comprehensive kit is ideal for guided reading and small-group instruction.

TIME For Kids® Nonfiction Readers: Foundations Kit includes:

  • Nonfiction Readers (15 titles, 6 copies each, 12 pages per book in print and digital formats)
  • Teacher's Guide with lesson plans for each title
  • Assessment Guide
  • Interactiv-eBooks of each title with embedded audio, video, student activities, voice-recording capabilities, digital assessments, and more
  • Audio CD with professional recordings to model fluent reading; Home-School Connections digital booklet provides family members with tools to promote literacy at home

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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
TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers: Foundations Kit

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. 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

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

The Assessment Guide includes research about assessments, how to use the included assessments, a series Placement Test in digital format, an oral reading record and multiple choice questions for each book, cited references, and an answer key for the lesson

Assessment Guide


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
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