Favorite familiar characters and predictable formats for new adventures or information make serial books, or series books, ideal tools for reading, re-reading, and making text-to-text connections.
Why Use Serial Books
Increased engagement with favorite series makes the task of close reading simpler and faster. Repetition of characters, setting, or plot structure in series stories often provides additional support for readers who might otherwise struggle to more deeply explore author's craft and purpose.
How to Use Serial Books
Several popular series from Reading A-Z can be read in any order. All serial books are leveled, and most books in each series are self-contained stories and can be used for guided or independent reading practice any time.
In other series, such as Charly, authors build on characters in each book and continue a story across books in the series to extend analysis of characters and plot to keep readers coming back.