Bring the joy of reading to the classroom with complex, diverse stories that encourage students to read actively and independently. Fifth grade students will read a wide range of appealing fiction genres including graphic novels, fantasy, sci-fi, realistic fiction, historical fiction, and retellings of traditional tales. Motivate today's students with the books they want to read featuring stories that celebrate diversity and inclusion. Students will engage in meaningful discussions and think critically as they analyze the common themes that link multiple books together.
Fiction Readers: Challenging Plus Kit builds the foundation for a lifelong love of reading. Highlights include:
Fiction Readers – 15 full-color titles, 6 copies each, 32 pages per book in print and digital formats
Lesson Plans/Assessments – Meet reading, writing, and content standards with a 12-page lesson plan for each title that includes a Guided Reading lesson, Comprehension Strategy lesson, assessments, extension options, and student activity pages
Implementation Guide – Research-based strategies, best practices, content connections, pacing plans, assessment options, differentiation tips, standards and reading level correlations, and more
Digital Resources – eBooks, Read-along eBooks, student reproducibles, lesson plans, assessments, and Family Tips Booklet in English and Spanish
Audio of Books – Model fluent reading
Cultivate a love of reading with complex, diverse stories that encourage students to actively read and re-read. These fun, entertaining books feature compelling text and dynamic illustrations to keep students reading from cover to cover. Motivate today's students with the books they want to read across a wide range of appealing fiction genres including graphic novels, fantasy, adventure, sci-fi, realistic fiction, historical fiction, and retellings of traditional tales. Empower students to see themselves in the books they are reading with stories that celebrate diversity and inclusion.
Fiction Readers utilizes focused, research-based lessons plans that meet reading, writing, and content standards. A Guided Reading lesson and Comprehension Strategy lesson are included for each title. Each 12-page lesson plan provides a consistent lesson format and includes the lesson, assessments, extension options, and student activity pages.
Fiction Readers features a variety of assessment options to track and monitor student progress.
Formative Assessments – Formal:
Formative Assessments – Informal:
Placement, Diagnostic, and Summative Assessments
Seamlessly integrate Fiction Readers into instruction while meeting standards with streamlined prep, research-based strategies, best practices for reading instruction, content connections, and more. The full-color Implementation Guide features:
Digital resources are available via digital download and include:
Family Tips Booklet:
Strengthen the home-school connection and provide family members with the tools to promote literacy development at home. This booklet features activities and games to practice word work, reading fluency, and comprehension. At-home language and literacy extension activities are also included. Digital copies of the booklet in English and Spanish can be printed and replicated for students to take home.
Audiobooks - Students can listen to the audiobook while reading the physical book or the eBook to serve as a model of fluent reading.
eBooks - Digital copies of the readers can be viewed on any device and can be used with or
without the audiobook. These digital books can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat or any web browser.
Read-Along eBooks - Combine professional audio recordings with digital copies of the books. As
the audio plays, the text is highlighted word by word, making it easy for all students to follow along.
Students can click or tap on any challenging word to hear it read again.
Audio of books serve as a model of fluent reading. Students can listen to the audio of the book while reading the physical book or the eBook.