Fiction Readers: Fluent, 2nd Edition

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  • Grade: 3
  • Guided Reading Level: N-O
  • Item: 121439
  • ISBN: 9781087604244
  • Language: English

Bring the joy of reading to the classroom with complex, diverse stories that encourage students to read actively and independently. Introducethird grade students to a wide range of appealing fiction genres including poetry, realistic fiction, fantasy, and more.

Motivate today's students with the books they want to read featuring stories that celebrate diversity and inclusion. Students will engage in meaningful discussions and think critically as they analyze the common themes that link multiple books together.

Fiction Readers:Fluent Kit builds the foundation for a lifelong love of reading. Highlights include:

  • Build foundational literacy skills and focus on the key reading skills that students need to know at their grade level
  • Provide opportunities for students to think within the text, beyond the text, and about the text
  • Implement the science of reading instruction with focused, research-based lessons that support guided reading and small-group instruction
  • Reach all students with leveled readers and respond to their needs through a variety of instructional settings and flexible lesson options

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Series highlights include:

  • Books - 15 titles, 6 copies each, 12-32 pages per book in print and digital formats
  • Teacher's Guide with lesson plans for each book
  • Assessment Guide that provides placement tests and formative and summative assessments in print and digital formats
  • Interactiv-eBooks with two activities per book (one comprehension and one writing)
  • Audio Recordings of books and supporting Reader's Theater scripts to build fluency
  • Home-School Connections

Books - 15 titles, 6 copies each plus lesson plan

Build literacy skills by engaging students with high-interest, appropriately leveled original and adapted fiction. Books feature increasingly complex vocabulary, sentence structures, plots, characters, literary devices, and illustrations to grow reading skills gradually and appropriately.

Implementation Guide

Seamlessly integrate Fiction Readers into instruction while meeting standards with streamlined prep, research-based strategies, best practices for reading instruction, content connections, and more. The full-color Implementation Guide features:

  • Strategies for teaching reading and writing with fiction and strong content connections
  • Multiple assessment opportunities for teachers to use before, during, and after reading
  • Four options for fluency instruction and practice
  • Four options for extending each lesson
  • Pacing options for 5-week, 15-week, and 30-week implementation
  • Standards and reading level correlations
  • Reading instruction best practices
  • Differentiation strategies

Digital Resources

Digital resources are available via digital download and include:

Teacher Resources:

  • Lesson plans with student pages
  • Diagnostic and summative assessments
  • Scope and Sequence organized by language arts skills and strategies
  • Reader’s Theater script cover

 Family Tips Booklet:

Strengthen the home-school connection and provide family members with the tools to promote literacy development at home. This booklet features activities and games to practice word work, reading fluency, and comprehension. At-home language and literacy extension activities are also included. Digital copies of the booklet in English and Spanish can be printed and replicated for students to take home.


Audiobooks - Students can listen to the audiobook while reading the physical book or the eBook to serve as a model of fluent reading.

eBooks - Digital copies of the readers can be viewed on any device and can be used with or

without the audiobook. These digital books can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat or any web browser.

Read-Along eBooks - Combine professional audio recordings with digital copies of the books. As

the audio plays, the text is highlighted word by word, making it easy for all students to follow along.

Students can click or tap on any challenging word to hear it read again.

Audio of Books

Audio of books serve as a model of fluent reading. Students can listen to the audio of the book while reading the physical book or the eBook.

Correlations to National, State, and Province Standards

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