Talk About Books • Informational Guided Reading Kits

Develop Students’ Comprehension with an Emphasis on Talking About Text

Student books feature engaging nonfiction content with built-in comprehension and academic language support.

Lesson Plans for each book provide carefully scaffolded comprehension prompts and academic language support designed to reach students at all levels. In addition, the lesson plans support teachers in engaging students in purposeful talk that deepens comprehension and critical thinking skills.

Available lesson plan formats are Common Core (booklets), TEKS (booklets) Non-Common Core (CD only).
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  • Each book and lesson plan includes explicit links between reading behaviors and academic language structures
  • Thinking prompts to guide the reading
  • Standards-based sentence frames to build academic language
  • Support for collaborative conversations
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Talk About Books - Informational Guided Reading Kit 1 - Levels A–F
Includes 72 Books (6 copies each of 12 titles at Levels A-F, and a lesson plan for each title. Learn more >