Develop fundamental reading, writing, and critical-thinking skills described throughout the Common Core State Standards with this engaging nonfiction program. This kit provides Level 3 students with a dynamic range of differentiated nonfiction text, relevant language-development activities, and opportunities to use multiple strategies to process text. Each standards-based lesson helps students improve key nonfiction reading skills and strategies and offers differentiation options for above-level, below-level, and English language support, ensuring that everyone can be involved and feel successful. The 80 different text cards in this kit cover a variety of content areas, including Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, and are available in digital format to support whole-class instruction and independent student work. With the help of this nonfiction reading program, students will be able to better monitor comprehension, read closely, activate and connect, summarize and synthesize, visualize, and infer meaning.
Exploring Nonfiction: Level 3 includes:
Instruct students with differentiated and standards-based lessons that focus on key nonfiction reading skills and strategies across the content areas including:
There are four 136-page Teacher's Guides - one for each of the four content areas - included with each kit. Each Teacher's Guide provides detailed guided practice lesson plans for all ten content cards (with two levels for each card).
Spark student curiosity with high-interest informational Text Cards featuring TIME FOR KIDS® content. Every kit has 80 text cards, 40 grade-level text cards and 40 below-grade-level text cards each for mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies. Each card has been created to teach two specific reading comprehension skills and strategies.
The front of the cards contain a variety of informational text types that students typically encounter within a given content area. The back of the cards provide discussion questions for before, during, and after reading; skill focus activities, key vocabulary, and a writing extension activity.
The Management Book provides the research base for the program, correlation to standards and scope and sequence, overview of the program and its components, parent support letters, an appendix containing indexes of charts, a references cited list, and a list of additional reading resources.
The Assessment Book contains three main sections:
Successful Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas, 2nd Edition contains background information and teaching ideas for nonfiction reading skills and strategies, including graphic organizers and templates for activities.