More Resources Overview
In addition to leveled reading, phonics, and alphabet books and materials, Reading A-Z offers a number of other resources to help make teaching easier and help children learn to love to read.
Theme packs, author studies, and special news features help educators integrate literacy and content-area standards as well as topical events into classroom instruction.
Close Reading Packs provide opportunities for careful analysis of literary and informational text while building 21st Century skills of collaboration and communication. Students develop close reading skills while discovering the best answer to a text-dependent Key Question. Teaching Tips address important Common Core skills, such as comprehension, author's craft, critical thinking, analysis, and evaluation.
Comprehension Skill Packets offer flexibility for both whole-class and independent instruction on up to 16 comprehension skills that students need to be successful readers. Explore each skill through fiction or nonfiction passages, an easy, one-page lesson plan, and extension activities that enable students to incorporate all aspects of the lesson.
Students choose what to read from the list of books, read that book closely, jot notes about it, think deeply about it, apply their thinking in writing in our Custom Journals, participate in thoughtful discussions, and gain valuable vocabulary and skill development through a collaborative learning process with their peers.
Prevent the summer slide using resources from Reading A-Z and sister website Raz-Kids. Reinforce and build reading skills with four different book modes: listen, online read with word support, online read without support, and traditional book format.
Lesson plans are available for a collection of popular new and classic trade books.
For each book, the downloadable lesson plan packet includes a lesson plan, worksheets, and discussion cards.
Lesson plans are assigned to one of three levels according to the lexile and grade level of each book.
Visual Devices feature seventeen different types of visual texts, such as graphs, charts, and maps, with step-by-step instruction, colorful and engaging examples, and opportunities for independent work that strengthen students' ability to analyze an interpret these important visual literacy features that are critical for success in the classroom and in life.
The collection consists of over 50 Graphic Organizers designed to support learning in all subject areas. The organizers are divided into two groups: primary (K2) and intermediate (36). All of the organizers are arranged according to the reading strategy, comprehension skill, or learning process they best facilitate.
Experienced readers use a variety of strategies--predicting, visualizing, questioning, retelling, summarizing, and more--to understand text. These Reading and Word-Attack Strategies can be taught to beginning readers.
Reading A-Z's WOWzers collection provides teachers with a variety of downloadable cards and certificates that can be used anytime to encourage and reward successful readers and learners. Use our Benchmark WOWzers specifically when students advance from one leveled reading level to the next.