This high-interest nonfiction series includes reading experiences in five content areas: Life Science, Earth and Space Science, History/Social Studies, Technology, and Careers. It introduces grades 4–8 content-area vocabulary in a medium that struggling readers can master.
Read-UP! with 3 levels of readability. Each level (set of 5 books) contains a book from the five content areas, so a student can keep reading in one content area if he or she prefers.
It's All True! Level 1: Most frequent 950 words
It's All True! Level 2: Most frequent 1200 words
It's All True! Level 3: Most frequent 1450 words
FREE Teacher's Guide and Comprehension Questions are aligned with the Common Core State Standards. (see link on this page)
Healers and Killers (content area: Living Things)
Bloodsuckers and box jellyfish, foxglove and “apples of death.” Nature has animals and plants that kill or heal—and sometimes do both!
Deadly Nature (content area: Earth and Space)
Tsunamis, climate-changing volcanoes, droughts, ice ages, and meteors that crash to Earth. Nature can do some damage!
Turning Points (content area: History)
From the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312 to the Battle of Britain in 1940, this book spans time and crosses the globe. The five conflicts described became turning points in history.
Robots (content area: Technology)
Robots have been around for 1,000 years. Today they take apart bombs, rescue wounded soldiers, perform surgery, and even jog with people!
Ready for the Worst (content area: Careers)
Nuclear disasters, plane crashes, cyber crime, killer viruses. When bad things happen, the people in this book get to work.
Reading Level: Grade 3 Readablility
Interest Level: Grades 4-9+