Reading

Engage struggling and proficient readers and cultivate a love of reading with high-interest resources that support guided, shared, modeled, and independent reading.

 
Bookroom Collections

TCM Big Books

Supplement small-group instruction and build fluency with your youngest students

These highly engaging books with accompanying lessons will get your children reading and singing some of the most well-known children's poems and songs, all while exploring Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics themes.

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Culturally Authentic and Responsive Texts

Give all students a voice to help them achieve

Implement culturally and linguistically responsive teaching strategies in the classroom with collections of culturally authentic literature and information texts curated by expert, Dr. Sharroky Hollie.

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Bookroom Collections

Provide all the resources teachers need for differentiated, small group reading instruction with comprehensive, school-wide bookroom collections!

Teacher Created Materials' K-5 Bookroom Collections provide an organized school-wide resource for today's busy teachers. These centralized collections of high-interest, leveled nonfiction and fiction books, management materials, and professional development resources allow teachers to effectively support and engage students in literacy instruction.

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TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers

Integrate science, social studies, and mathematics concepts and themes into your reading block with these engaging nonfiction books for kids.

These dynamic and engaging nonfiction readers are the perfect tool for supplementing your reading program or classroom library. Teacher Created Materials designed this series to meet students' needs for high-interest informational text by providing nonfiction readers that feature a variety of text structures, domain-specific and academic vocabulary, and complex text aligned to the content areas.

Available for Grades K-8.

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Purposeful Pairs: Connecting Fiction and Nonfiction

Connect paired fiction and nonfiction texts to address similar themes across different genres.

Teacher Created Materials has designed a series that integrates fiction and nonfiction books for kids to explore essential questions, build literacy skills, and promote intertextual connections. Teachers guide students in close reading of carefully selected paired informational and literary texts. The lessons help maximize instructional time by correlating to college and career readiness standards.

Available for Grades 1-3.

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Fiction Readers

Encourage beginning readers to develop a love of reading with fiction readers filled with colorful illustrations and engaging stories.

This collection of fiction readers will stimulate students' interest about the world, while broadening their reading experiences, and enriching their academic vocabularies. Students are introduced to a range of genres, including realistic fiction, historical fiction, adventure, poetry, science fiction, humor, diaries, journals, traditional stories, fables, fairy tales, biographies, and autobiographies.

Available for Grades 1-3.

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Teacher Created Materials Leveled Texts

Help students develop comprehension and critical thinking skills with purposeful passages!

Take students from skills practice to mastery with hundreds of flexible-use, digital text passages curated from Teacher Created Materials’ vault of award-winning resources. Teacher Created Materials Leveled Texts: Passages for Practice and Mastery is a collection of short, purposeful digital texts that bring engaging, complex texts to the classroom in the most flexible way possible.

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Classroom Library Collections

Provide all the resources teachers need for differentiated, small group reading instruction with comprehensive, school-wide bookroom collections!

Teacher Created Materials' K-5 Bookroom Collections provide an organized school-wide resource for today's busy teachers. These centralized collections of high-interest, leveled nonfiction and fiction books, management materials, and professional development resources allow teachers to effectively support and engage students in literacy instruction.

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Focused Reading Booster Packs

Focused Reading and Focused Mathematics Booster Packs

Extend Reading and Mathematics practice with Focused Reading and Focused Mathematics Booster Packs! Each booster pack features engaging books and hours of student-friendly activities that cover a range of topics.

Available for Grades K-5.

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Primary Source Readers

Develop students' curiosity about the past while building content knowledge and reading and writing skills.

Filled with high-interest, nonfiction content and fascinating photos and source materials, these books are perfect for developing and improving students' social studies knowledge. Designed by Teacher Created Materials, this series brings the past to life and fosters content-area literacy through the use of reading and writing activities focused on social studies content.

Available for Grades 1-3.

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Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy

Differentiate instruction while spanning the four strands of social studies content to help build conceptual social studies knowledge.

These kits build literacy and social studies content knowledge with the use of high-interest, appropriately leveled nonfiction books for kids. Designed by Teacher Created Materials, each kit features dynamic readers that meet the four strands of social studies: history, civics, geography, and economics. Every lesson offers multiple opportunities to foster curiosity, study relationships, and reflect on new learning.

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Primary Source Readers Focus On

Take an in-depth look at key Social Studies topics and explore the past while building content knowledge and reading and writing skills.

Filled with content-rich, age-appropriate books that complement social studies and language arts curricula, these books are the perfect tool to develop and improve students' social studies knowledge. Developed by Teacher Created Materials, this series delves into specific social studies topics that help bring the past to life and fosters content-area literacy through the use of reading and writing activities.

Available for Grades K-6.

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Mathematics Readers, 2nd Edition

Efficiently integrate instruction in mathematics and reading comprehension with a collection of engaging math readers that focus on mathematical practices.

Teacher Created Materials' Mathematics Readers, 2nd Edition, combines nonfiction and fiction texts with problem solving and mathematical reasoning and real-world connections to help students explore mathematical practices in a meaningful way. Standards-based lessons address the instructional shifts of focus, coherence, and rigor and challenge students to use higher-order thinking skills, while facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse.

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Smithsonian Readers: STEAM

Build literacy skills while challenging students to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems!

Created in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, this dynamic series engages students with high-interest readers that highlight all aspects of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

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Science Readers

Teach content-area knowledge and critical-thinking skills through meaningful science content!

Science, language arts, inquiry, and literacy are combined to create this series of engaging books, each focused on a single strand: physical, earth and space, or life science. The books in this Teacher Created Materials series follow the 5E model of instruction, are written in leveled pairs for differentiation, support inquiry-based learning, and include real-life photos, charts, illustrations, sidebars, and simple science experiments to keep students motivated and engaged while reading and comprehending science content.

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Science Readers: A Closer Look

Focus on specific science topics while building science content knowledge through motivating and engaging science books!

Developed by Teacher Created Materials, this series features paired, high-interest, low-readability books that focus on key science topics - perfect for pre-teaching science content.

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Science Readers: Content and Literacy

Improve nonfiction reading comprehension while learning key scientific concepts.

his series from Teacher Created Materials helps students simultaneously build literacy skills and science content knowledge with high-interest, appropriately leveled informational text featuring hands-on simple science experiments. Each kit provides multiple texts around common strands: life science, physical science, earth and space science, and scientific practices.

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Dive into Close Reading

Explore the what, why, and how of close reading to give students the tools they need to be successful.

Explore the what, why, and how of close reading to give students the tools they need to be successful. In this must-have guide, teachers will learn the key elements of a close reading lesson as well as strategies for analyzing and selecting a text and how to support students based on their progress and performance.

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Just the Facts: Close Reading and Comprehension of Informational Text

Use informational text in the classroom effectively to support close reading and comprehension.

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Information Literacy: Separating Fact from Fiction

From the moment we wake up until the moment we go to sleep, we are bombarded with words, images, and videos, all presented in a dizzying array of media.

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Strategies for Effective Balanced Literacy

This easy-to-follow guide is filled with practical approaches to help teachers transition towards a balanced literacy framework.

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Creating Strategic Readers

Meet the challenges of educating students with this balanced, whole-child approach to reading for 21st-century learners.

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Strategies for Building TDQs

Use effective questions across all grade levels to improve comprehension.

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Leveled TDQs for the Content Areas

Increase student comprehension through in-depth examinations of content-area texts.


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You Can't Just Say it Louder

This dynamic book provides the foundation you need to confidently and successfully teach comprehension to a diverse population of students.

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Strategies for Interactive Notetaking

Use interactive notetaking to engage students and develop deep learning!

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Taming the Wild Text

Taming the Wild Text: Literacy Strategies for Today's Reader provides teachers with the best practices for teaching reading to 21st century students.

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Strategies to Integrate the Arts in Language Arts

This teacher-friendly resource provides practical arts-based strategies for classroom teachers to use in teaching language arts content

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Teaching to Complexity

As an important tool for instruction and text selection, Teaching to Text Complexity helps teachers learn to evaluate children's and young adult literature and informational text for quality and complexity to support rigorous literacy and content learning.

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Connect to Text

Dive into the use of close reading in classroom instruction with this practical, standards-based resource.

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Teaching with Text Sets

Looking for a way to increase engagement, differentiate instruction, and incorporate more informational text and student writing into your curriculum?

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Strategies for Powerful Comprehension Instruction

Understanding text is key to students' learning success!

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Assessing Comprehension Strategies

Developed by renowned author Ellin Keene, this resource is an ideal tool for assessing students' reading comprehension.

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Close Reading with Paired Texts

Developed by renowned author Ellin Keene, this resource is an ideal tool for assessing students' reading comprehension.

This book offers a unique way of assessing how students use thinking strategies to comprehend text and features four reading passages for each grade level (1-8) that offer high-interest fiction and nonfiction text.

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Leveled Texts

Let learning through reading differentiation begin!

Read, engage, and learn through differentiation that allows students to explore fun Social Studies, Mathematics, and Reading content in the way best suited for them!

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Reading Strategies for the Content Area and Fiction

Help teachers immediately implement best-practice instruction with practical strategies.

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Rhymes for the Times

With the ongoing struggle of incorporating the career and college readiness standards into lessons, this resource is perfect for integrating today's standards in a fun and engaging way.

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Interactive Notetaking for Content Area Literacy

Help students build content-area literacy and increase retention and achievement across multiple subject areas through effective interactive notetaking!

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