Content Connections

Content Connections

Print + Digital • English & Spanish • Grades K–2

Nonfiction Big Books build content knowledge and vocabulary, developing reading strength.

  • Science Theme Sets develop content understanding and the ability to read informational text.
  • Social Studies Theme Sets introduce content-area themes, vocabulary, and concepts.
  • Math Grade-Level Sets introduce math concepts and vocabulary as they build math skills.

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Big books and matching small books help K-2 students understand key concepts and text features.

Develop content understanding and the ability to read informational text.

  • Teach NGSS and other standards-based science topics.
  • Model scientific investigation and observation.
  • Engage students through text, photos, and activities.


  • Visual support for scientific phenomena
  • Graphic representations of patterns, cycles, systems, and changes in the natural world
  • Text prompts to promote scientific thinking and observation
  • Clear explanation of scientific concepts and relationships

Introduce social studies themes, vocabulary, and concepts.

  • Teach Grades K-2 standards-based social studies topics.
  • Explore places and people in the present and past.
  • Engage students through text, photos, and activities.


  • Visually rich graphs, diagrams, charts, and maps
  • Picture support for each vocabulary word
  • Text prompts to promote critical thinking
  • Clear explanation of social studies themes and relationships

Introduce math concepts, vocabulary, and skills.

  • Teach math concepts aligned with the new standards.
  • Each big book supports grade-specific NCTM Curriculum Focal Points.
  • Make math relevant through real-world contexts.


  • Visual vocabulary introductions
  • Hands-on math sidebars
  • Representations of concepts using manipulatives and models
  • Language structures for math problem solving
  • Text prompts for critical thinking

Fully interactive and customizable eBooks engage students for digital or in-person instruction.

Digital texts provide opportunities for all students to experience deep, meaningful reading experiences.

  • Annotation tools empower students to highlight and underline text, add virtual sticky notes, and write in margins, increasing comprehension and building the reading/writing connection.
  • eBooks feature audio narration accompanied by word-by-word highlighted text, to assist striving readers. 
  • Customizable pages enable teachers to embed videos, create graphic organizers, and track student progress.


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