Text Connections

Text Connections

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Teach the reading and analysis of key text types using four types of text in every topic set: Informational, Narrative Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, and Opinion.

  • Leveled texts are organized into grade-level topic sets that build knowledge and develop literacy skills.
  • Informational, Opinion, and two Narrative books—Fiction and Nonfiction—explore one topic in diverse ways.
  • Close reading instruction is explicitly supported in each book's Teacher's Guide.
  • Text-Dependent Comprehension Cards provide prompts for evidence-based answers.
  • Cross-Text Analysis Cards for each topic set encourage evaluation of content.

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Text and Poetry Sets support targeted instruction in close reading for K-6.

  • Each Grade K, 1, or 2 Set includes three poetry big books with recommended exemplars from state standards.
  • Sets at Grades 3-6 include Student Poetry Anthologies (25 poems) and a Poetry Teacher's Handbook.

Topic sets at Emergent, Early, and Early/Fluent reading levels deliver explicit instruction in text analysis for Grades K-2.

  • Student books introduce four key text types for each topic, with an emphasis on building foundational analysis skills.
  • Content is scaffolded to facilitate comprehension and independent reading.
  • Collaborative conversation stimulates critical thinking and strengthens understanding.

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  1. A New Friend for Casey - 6-Pack
    A New Friend for Casey - 6-Pack WW-Y12081
    Casey and Polly meet on the playground, but they are not your usual friends. Read this book to find out what makes their friendship unusual and special.
    $50.00
    Number Level 20
    Grade 2
  2. My Life with the Stars - 6-Pack
    My Life with the Stars - 6-Pack WW-Y13767
    Greg Sloan was a schoolboy on a family vacation in Texas when he visited the McDonald Observatory. Although he did not know it, that trip would help shape his life.
    $57.00
    Number Level 40
    Grade 4
  3. We Need a Class Constitution - 6-Pack
    We Need a Class Constitution - 6-Pack WW-Y22635
    Mr. Miller’s fourth graders get out of control at times. After a lesson on government, the students write a letter to their teacher asking to have some new rules and leaders of their own. What are they planning to do? Read on to find out.
    $50.00
    Number Level 24
    Grade 2
  4. Teachers Are Important - 6-Pack
    Teachers Are Important - 6-Pack WW-Y27484
    According to the author, being a teacher is a very important job. What facts will she give to support her opinion about teachers? What other facts might you give to support this opinion?
    $43.00
    Number Level 4
    Grade K
  5. Arnold Lobel Wrote Great Stories - 6-Pack
    Arnold Lobel Wrote Great Stories - 6-Pack WW-Y27499
    Do you know the “Frog and Toad” stories by Arnold Lobel? See how your opinion compares to Kevin’s. Or, see if his review will get you interested in the stories.
    $47.00
    Number Level 9
    Grade 1
  6. Water and Other Forces for Good - 6-Pack
    Water and Other Forces for Good - 6-Pack WW-Y27520
    As a young man, Franklin Evert learned that he was going blind. He changed his life, but used his job as a construction worker for a new purpose: bringing clean water to people around the world.
    $50.00
    Number Level 18
    Grade 2
  7. Text Connections Topic Set: Where Animals Live (F/10)
    Text Connections Topic Set: Where Animals Live (F/10) WW-Y12107
    Text Connections Topic Set: Where Animals Live (F/10) (CCI)
    $185.00
    Grade 1
  8. Text Connections Topic Set: Building Bridges (K/20)
    Text Connections Topic Set: Building Bridges (K/20) WW-Y12116
    Text Connections Topic Set: Building Bridges (K/20) (CCI)
    $189.00
    Grade 2
  9. Text Connections Topic Set: The Wild West Experience (J/18)
    Text Connections Topic Set: The Wild West Experience (J/18) WW-Y12115
    Text Connections Topic Set: The Wild West Experience (J/18) (CCI)
    $189.00
    Grade 2
  10. Text Connections Topic Set: Across the Seasons (J/18)
    Text Connections Topic Set: Across the Seasons (J/18) WW-Y12114
    Text Connections Topic Set: Across the Seasons (J/18) (CCI)
    $189.00
    Grade 2

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