It's often difficult to figure out what literature selections are appropriate for which reading levels. This series addresses that concern by using leveled texts. The text selections have been rated using the Lexile® measure of text difficulty. For example, reading selections for the Grade 3 book include stories that range from Lexile® levels 480-710 (i.e., late second grade to beginning fourth grade). The book accommodates such a wide range since all third graders do not read at the same level.
In addition to carefully chosen readings, this series includes fleshed-out comprehension and vocabulary activities that complement each reading selection. Each book contains 20-25 reading selections. Every reading selection is followed by 5 reproducible student activity pages that test various reading skills such as categorizing, inferring, recalling information, cause and effect, fact or opinion, building vocabulary, describing story characters, and more. Approximately 160 pages with answer key included. ~ Anh