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.
It's All True! Level 1 (Most frequent 950 words - for emergent readers developing as independent readers)
This is Huge (Living Things)
Huge Ice Age mammoths and modern-day Komodo dragons roam the pages of this book. Even they look small next to a fungus the size of 1,665 football fields!
Wild Places (Earth and Space)
What are the hottest, coldest, highest, lowest, and biggest places on Earth? In this book you’ll visit deserts, ice fields, mountains, oceans, and rivers to find out.
Dying Times (History)
When Dying Times come, the world changes. This book explores plagues, famines, cholera, and a killer flu—and how people tried to stop them from spreading.
We Made It (Technology)
How are the Great Pyramids, the Three Gorges Dam, and the International Space Station alike? The world’s best builders made these and other amazing structures.
Scary Jobs (Careers)
Some people like to take risks. In this book you’ll meet workers who chase tornadoes, stand on erupting volcanoes, climb cell-phone towers, and even dive into raw sewage!
It's All True! Level 2 (Most frequent 1200 words - practicing sight words helps build fluency and comprehension)
Weird Science (Living Things)
Scavengers, deep-sea monsters, and two-headed flatworms are just a few of the weird creatures, large and small, that live in our world. Beware of the eyelash mites!
Earth Gets Weird (Earth and Space)
Black holes and blue holes, chocolate hills and solar explosions. Earth and space have some real surprises!
Final Resting Places (History)
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