Our focus on state-specific studies is unique in the market. While other publishers may provide state studies books, they may not fully cover the topics required in that state's standards, or be written at grade level.
At grade level simply means that our "My State" books are written at the grade level in which the students study the subject matter. Of course, our "America, My Country" books are written for a general grade-level range, since the grade levels at which these topics are studied vary from state to state.
Our leveling is measured by these nationally recognized programs:
Our books are nonfiction leveled informational texts. As such, they can be used to teach not only curriculum content, but reading as well – making them ideal in meeting Common Core ELA requirements in this category of literature.
You’re still good to go! Our books do meet Common Core requirements simply because they are – and have always been – leveled informational text. But if your state does not participate in Common Core, you are not affected in any way. Just use our books like you always have – to teach content and reading simultaneously.
Each book features: Reinforced Side-Sewn Library Binding
Paperback Single Titles or 6-Packs
Lexile, ATOS (AR) and Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Levels
Written at Grade Level
Yes! We offer full library processing to your school or district's specifications.
We like to think of Bagster as a tour guide for students. Not only do students have fun finding Bagster in the photos, but he acts as a learning tool, as well. In many titles, Bagster appears periodically throughout the text asking image interpretation questions. Some titles also feature “Think With Bagster” comprehension questions that can lead to rich teacher-guided discussions about topics presented in the book. "Explore With Bagster" mapping features may also be included. All in all, our feedback indicates that Bagster is a successful learning tool that stimulates student anticipation in turning from one page to the next. And that's what reading and learning are all about!
Absolutely! Our feedback indicates that our books can be wonderfully supportive for select student populations, including:
Our books can help students grasp important content as they overcome these specialized reading challenges.