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Thoughtfully Read Fiction & Nonfiction Books

Encourage deep thinking about both instructional and independently read books by utilizing these probing, title-specific resources.


Prompt Evidence-Based Book Discussions

Text-dependent questions guide students to build evidence-based responses.

Search  for a specific book.

Browse  all books with associated guides, or browse by grade range:

Grades PreK–2  |  Grades 1–5  |  Grades 4–8  |  Grades 7–12


Build Academic Vocabulary

Vocabulary lists, with example sentences providing authentic context from the books themselves, build student mastery of assigned book's key words.

Browse  769 vocabulary lists for specific books.

Build your own  on Vocabulary.com.
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Analyze Qualitative Text Complexity Elements

Prompt thoughtful book discussions about eight qualitative elements of text by completing interactive rubrics.

Analyze a book  for qualitative measures of text complexity.

You will receive a certificate acknowledging your text complexity review via email.




Implementation Strategy
Use these instructional resources to bring challenging vocabulary and high-order questioning to your next unit.
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