Fits RTI Tiers Tiers 1-2

Explicit instruction for comprehension skills and strategies
Grades 1–6

By: Alison Dewsbury, Kay Kovales
Common Core State Standards

Reviewed by Florida Center for Reading Research: Download Report

Help all your students—even the most reluctant ones—increase comprehension. This interactive reading comprehension program hones the essential skills and strategies recommended by the National Reading Panel—and reinforces them in a spiraling curriculum format.

“…systematic and explicit…”

“…incorporates the effective comprehension strategies identified in the Report of the National Reading Panel.”

“…strong enough to be used as the primary instructional method to develop comprehension skills.”

Florida Center for Reading Research
Making Connections Report
June 2006

  • Student Book
  • Comprehension Library
  • Teacher's Editions
  • Audio CDs

Student Book

The Student Book is organized by skill in thematic units with fiction and nonfiction text passages. Multiple reading selections in each unit present spiraled curriculum and opportunity for the application of comprehension skills and strategies. “Practice the Skill” pages evaluate understanding of the target skills and strategies while assessing general comprehension.

Comprehension LibraryAccelerated Readers

A Comprehension Library provides opportunities for students to apply skills and strategies to a range of high-interest fiction and nonfiction. Each title presents questions related to skills and strategies and is accompanied by activities for before, during, and after reading in the Teacher’s Edition.

 

 

Teacher's Editions

The wrap-around Teacher’s Edition provides direct instruction of comprehension skills and strategies. Using the scaffolded instructional support, the teacher leads students through skill and strategy instruction and gradually releases responsibility to the student while accommodating different abilities.

A system for active reading using text marking helps students connect skills to specific elements in text.

A reproducible assessment text for each unit provides an additional reading passage and multiple-choice questions. Extension questions help students make connections between texts and beyond the text.

Support your students with audio recordings of each text in their Student Book, including "Practice the Skill" pages.

Your students will hear:

  • Modeling of fluent reading, proper phrasing and pronunciation - including all texts, captions, diagrams, tables, and sidebars
  • Distinct voices for instructional material and for the texts as well as different characters in fictional stories
  • Texts read with expression, aiding students comprehension



Pricing for Making Connections®

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Item #
Item
Grade Range
Pricing
1–5 6+
Quantity
Subtotal
3300-W1 Making Connections Student Book 1
1–5 pricing: 16.70
6+ pricing: 11.70
Making Connections Student  Book 1

In every Making Connections Student Book you will find:

A balance of informational and narrative text
Content area selections that support curriculum standards
“Practice the Skill” pages for each text selection


1–1 16.70 11.70
3301-W1 Making Connections Teacher’s Edition, Book 1
1–5 pricing: 64.85
6+ pricing: —

The core of this exceptional program, your Teacher’s Edition empowers you to help every student in your class become a skillful, comprehending reader, and to nurture literacy competence that will last throughout their academic lives and beyond! Flexible enough to use in any teaching situation, it includes:

Direct, scaffolded instruction—from modeling to guiding to coaching—with variations to accommodate diverse learners across each unit
Wrap-around notes for direct instruction with reduced facsimiles of the Student Books
Point-of-use techniques to accommodate students of varied abilities, including English language learners
Text Connections to help students evaluate and integrate content across texts for greater comprehension
Reproducible multiple-choice assessments that reflect standardized test formats


1–1 64.85
702000-W1 Desert Tortoise (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 35.65
6+ pricing: —
Desert Tortoise (6 pack)

Did you know that a desert tortoise can live without water for a year? Learn this and other interesting facts about the desert tortoise and its habitat in this informational text. Students focus on identifying details in this reader.

Grade 1
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Andrew Einspruch
Illustrator: NA
Page Count: 16
Nonfiction/Fiction: Nonfiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Science: Animal Habitats
Skill: Identifying Detail


1–1 35.65
702001-W1 Goodnight, Nisha (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 35.65
6+ pricing: —
Goodnight, Nisha (6 pack)

In your imagination, anything is possible! Find out what Nisha imagines her family does after she goes to bed. Students focus on sequencing in this reader.

Grade 1
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Amelia Shanks
Illustrator: Janice Bowles
Page Count: 16
Nonfiction/Fiction: Fiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Simple Narrative; Social Studies: Family
Skill: Sequencing


1–1 35.65
702002-W1 Seasons (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 35.65
6+ pricing: —
Seasons (6 pack)

What happens in winter, spring, summer, and fall? Read about how nature, animals, and people adapt to the change of the seasons. Students focus on main idea in this reader.
Grade 1
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Moira Anderson
Illustrator: NA
Page Count: 16
Nonfiction/Fiction: Nonfiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Science: Seasons and Weather
Skill: Main Idea


1–1 35.65
702003-W1 The Feast (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 35.65
6+ pricing: —
The Feast (6 pack)

Watch Nonna make a special family dinner including antipasto, homemade pasta, and pollo arrosto. Students focus on compare and contrast in this reader.

Grade 1
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Moira Anderson
Illustrator: Pat Reynolds
Page Count: 16
Nonfiction/Fiction: Fiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Simple Narrative; Social Studies: Family Culture
Skill: Compare and Contrast


1–1 35.65
702004-W1 Starter Set Grade 1 (1 each of 4 titles)
1–5 pricing: 23.80
6+ pricing: —

Accelerated Reader

Starter Set Grade 1 contains 1 each of these 4 titles:

Comprehension Library Titles — Grade 1
Title


1–1 23.80
702005-W1 Reader Class Set Grade 1 (6 each of 4 titles)
1–5 pricing: 117.10
6+ pricing: —

Accelerated Reader

Reader Library Grade 1 contains 6 each of these 4 titles:

Comprehension Library Titles — Grade 1
Title


1–1 117.10
3294-W1 Audio CD Book 1 (Set of 2)
1–5 pricing: 28.00
6+ pricing: —
Untitled Document

Support your students with audio recordings of each text in their Student Book, including "Practice the Skill" pages.

1–1 28.00
3281-W1 Small Group Set Grade 1
1–5 pricing: 224.40
6+ pricing: —
Small Group Set Grade 1

The Small Group Set includes the following in a convenient storage box:

  • 6 Student Books
  • 1 Teacher’s Edition
  • 1 Reader Class Set
  • 1 Audio CD
1–1 224.40
83300-W1 Classroom Set Grade 1
1–5 pricing: 409.65
6+ pricing: —

Classroom Set Grade 1 includes 25 Students Books, 1 Teacher's Edition, and 6 each of 4 Comprehension Library readers.


1–1 409.65
3302-W1 Making Connections Student Book 2
1–5 pricing: 16.70
6+ pricing: 11.70
Making Connections Student  Book 2

In every Making Connections Student Book you will find:

A balance of informational and narrative text
Content area selections that support curriculum standards
“Practice the Skill” pages for each text selection


2–2 16.70 11.70
3303-W1 Making Connections Teacher’s Edition, Book 2
1–5 pricing: 64.85
6+ pricing: —
Making Connections Teacher’s Edition, Book 2

The core of this exceptional program, your Teacher’s Edition empowers you to help every student in your class become a skillful, comprehending reader, and to nurture literacy competence that will last throughout their academic lives and beyond! Flexible enough to use in any teaching situation, it includes:

Direct, scaffolded instruction—from modeling to guiding to coaching—with variations to accommodate diverse learners across each unit
Wrap-around notes for direct instruction with reduced facsimiles of the Student Books
Point-of-use techniques to accommodate students of varied abilities, including English language learners
Text Connections to help students evaluate and integrate content across texts for greater comprehension
Reproducible multiple-choice assessments that reflect standardized test formats


2–2 64.85
702006-W1 Where Is Miss Pickles? (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
Where Is Miss Pickles? (6 pack)

Marcie’s dog is missing! Find out where she’s gone in this colorfully illustrated story. Students focus on identifying details in this reader.

Grade 2
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Sarah Russell
Illustrator: Richard Hoit
Page Count: 24
Nonfiction/Fiction: Fiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Contemporary: Pets
Skill: Identifying Detail


2–2 46.00
702007-W1 Our Adventure Vacation (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
Our Adventure Vacation (6 pack)

Libby, Millie, and their dad forget to bring the tent poles and matches on their camping trip! What will they do next? Students focus on sequencing in this reader.
Grade 2
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Sally Rippin
Illustrator: Rob Mancini
Page Count: 24
Nonfiction/Fiction: Fiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Social Studies: Geography; Recreation
Skill: Sequencing


2–2 46.00
702008-W1 Hail (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
Hail (6 pack)

Can you imagine a hailstone as big as a volleyball? Learn about an amazing storm in Aurora, Nebraska and other fascinating facts about a special type of precipitation called hail. Students focus on main idea in this reader.
Grade 2
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Moira Anderson
Illustrator: NA
Page Count: 24
Nonfiction/Fiction: Nonfiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Science: Weather; Social Studies: Geography
Skill: Main Idea


2–2 46.00
702009-W1 Harold the Super Pet (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
Harold the Super Pet (6 pack)

Max’s hamster Harold can’t do any special tricks. Or can he? See if Max can figure out why Harold is so active in the middle of the night. Students focus on drawing conclusions and predicting outcomes in this reader.
Grade 2
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Sally Rippin
Illustrator: Simon Scales
Page Count: 24
Nonfiction/Fiction: Fiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Contemporary: Pets
Skill: Drawing Conclusions / Predicting Outcomes


2–2 46.00
702010-W1 Carlsbad Cavern (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
Carlsbad Cavern (6 pack)

One of the largest caves in the world, Carlsbad Cavern, is home to both bats and birds. Learn about this unique habitat as you explore the differences and similarities between these two special animals. Students focus on comparing and contrasting in this reader.
Grade 2
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Moira Anderson
Illustrator: NA
Page Count: 24
Nonfiction/Fiction: Nonfiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Science: Animal Habitats
Skill: Compare and Contrast


2–2 46.00
702011-W1 Who Invented Ice Cream? (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
Who Invented Ice Cream? (6 pack)

Have you ever wondered who invented ice cream? No one really knows! But you can read about several different theories in this informational text. Students focus on fact and opinion in this reader.

Grade 2
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Amelia Shanks
Illustrator: NA
Page Count: 24
Nonfiction/Fiction: Nonfiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Social Studies: History/Past/Bioraphy
Skill: Fact and Opinion


2–2 46.00
702012-W1 Starter Set Grade 2 (1 each of 6 titles)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —

Accelerated Reader

Starter Set Grade 2 contains 1 each of these 6 titles:

Comprehension Library Titles — Grade 2
Title


2–2 46.00
702013-W1 Reader Class Set Grade 2 (6 each of 6 titles)
1–5 pricing: 234.10
6+ pricing: —

Accelerated Reader

Reader Library Grade 2 contains 6 each of these 6 titles:

Comprehension Library Titles — Grade 2
Title


2–2 234.10
83302-W1 Classroom Set Grade 2
1–5 pricing: 497.60
6+ pricing: —

Classroom Set Grade 2 includes 25 Students Books, 1 Teacher's Edition, and 6 each of 6 Comprehension Library readers.


2–2 497.60
3295-W1 Audio CD Book 2 (Set of 3)
1–5 pricing: 38.70
6+ pricing: —
Untitled Document

Support your students with audio recordings of each text in their Student Book, including "Practice the Skill" pages.

2–2 38.70
3282-W1 Small Group Set Grade 2
1–5 pricing: 321.20
6+ pricing: —
Small Group Set Grade 2

The Small Group Set includes the following in a convenient storage box:

  • 6 Student Books
  • 1 Teacher’s Edition
  • 1 Reader Class Set
  • 1 Audio CD
2–2 321.20
3304-W1 Making Connections Student Book 3
1–5 pricing: 16.70
6+ pricing: 11.70
Making Connections Student  Book 3

In every Making Connections Student Book you will find:

A balance of informational and narrative text
Content area selections that support curriculum standards
“Practice the Skill” pages for each text selection


3–3 16.70 11.70
3305-W1 Making Connections Teacher’s Edition, Book 3
1–5 pricing: 64.85
6+ pricing: —

The core of this exceptional program, your Teacher’s Edition empowers you to help every student in your class become a skillful, comprehending reader, and to nurture literacy competence that will last throughout their academic lives and beyond! Flexible enough to use in any teaching situation, it includes:

Direct, scaffolded instruction—from modeling to guiding to coaching—with variations to accommodate diverse learners across each unit
Wrap-around notes for direct instruction with reduced facsimiles of the Student Books
Point-of-use techniques to accommodate students of varied abilities, including English language learners
Text Connections to help students evaluate and integrate content across texts for greater comprehension
Reproducible multiple-choice assessments that reflect standardized test formats


3–3 64.85
702014-W1 The Wallet in the Woods (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
The Wallet in the Woods (6 pack)

While on a class field trip, Roberto finds a wallet in the woods. Roberto, Lucy, and Adam track a series of important clues as they try to identify the owner. Students focus on sequencing in this reader.
Grade 3
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Meredith Costain
Illustrator: Chantal Stewart
Page Count: 32
Nonfiction/Fiction: Fiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Mystery; Science: Observation and Recording
Skill: Sequencing


3–3 46.00
702015-W1 Animals in Disguise (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
Animals in Disguise (6 pack)

Learn about the incredible ways predators and prey disguise themselves in various habitats. Students focus on comparing and contrasting in this reader.
Grade 3
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Andrew Einspruch
Illustrator: NA
Page Count: 24
Nonfiction/Fiction: Nonfiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Science: Animal Habitats and Defense
Skill: Compare and Contrast


3–3 46.00
702016-W1 Roberto Clemente (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
Roberto Clemente (6 pack)

Learn about the amazing life and accomplishments of one of baseball’s all-time greats. Students focus on main idea in this reader.
Grade 3
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Andrew Einspruch
Illustrator: NA
Page Count: 24
Nonfiction/Fiction: Nonfiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Social Studies: Biography; Sports and Recreation
Skill: Main Idea


3–3 46.00
702017-W1 In Search of the Yeti (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
In Search of the Yeti (6 pack)

Are Yetis real? Read evidence for and against their existence. Students focus on fact and opinion in this reader.
Grade 3
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Meredith Costain
Illustrator: NA
Page Count: 24
Nonfiction/Fiction: Nonfiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Social Studies: Geography, Exploration; Science: Analyzing Evidence
Skill: Fact and Opinion


3–3 46.00
702018-W1 Ready, Set, Puppy! (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
Ready, Set, Puppy! (6 pack)

Just how much work is it to take care of a puppy? Find out in this playful story by celebrated children’s author Andrew Clements. Students focus on drawing conclusions and predicting outcomes in this reader.
Grade 3
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Andrew Clements
Illustrator: Janine Dawson
Page Count: 32
Nonfiction/Fiction: Fiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Contemporary: Pets
Skill: Drawing Conclusions / Predicting Outcomes


3–3 46.00
702019-W1 Tom, Maker of Chairs (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
Tom, Maker of Chairs (6 pack)

Business is good for Tom, Maker of Chairs until the king makes a decree that changes everything for Tom and the other villagers. Learn how Tom and his chairs help the king see the error of his ways in this charming folktale by Andrew Clements. Students focus on cause and effect in this reader.
Grade 3
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Andrew Clements
Illustrator: Philip Webb
Page Count: 32
Nonfiction/Fiction: Fiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Traditional Folktale; Art: Building
Skill: Cause and Effect


3–3 46.00
702020-W1 Starter Set Grade 3 (1 each of 6 titles)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —

Accelerated Reader

Starter Set Grade 3 contains 1 each of these 6 titles:

Comprehension Library Titles — Grade 3
Title


3–3 46.00
702021-W1 Reader Class Set Grade 3 (6 each of 6 titles)
1–5 pricing: 234.10
6+ pricing: —

Accelerated Reader

Reader Library Grade 3 contains 6 each of these 6 titles:

Comprehension Library Titles — Grade 3
Title


3–3 234.10
83304-W1 Classroom Set Grade 3
1–5 pricing: 497.60
6+ pricing: —

Classroom Set Grade 3 includes 25 Students Books, 1 Teacher's Edition, and 6 each of 6 Comprehension Library readers.


3–3 497.60
3296-W1 Audio CD Book 3 (Set of 3)
1–5 pricing: 38.70
6+ pricing: —
Untitled Document

Support your students with audio recordings of each text in their Student Book, including "Practice the Skill" pages.

3–3 38.70
3283-W1 Small Group Set Grade 3
1–5 pricing: 321.20
6+ pricing: —
Small Group Set Grade 3

The Small Group Set includes the following in a convenient storage box:

  • 6 Student Books
  • 1 Teacher’s Edition
  • 1 Reader Class Set
  • 1 Audio CD
3–3 321.20
3306-W1 Making Connections Student Book 4
1–5 pricing: 16.70
6+ pricing: 11.70
Making Connections Student  Book 4

In every Making Connections Student Book you will find:

A balance of informational and narrative text
Content area selections that support curriculum standards
“Practice the Skill” pages for each text selection


4–4 16.70 11.70
3307-W1 Making Connections Teacher’s Edition, Book 4
1–5 pricing: 64.85
6+ pricing: —

The core of this exceptional program, your Teacher’s Edition empowers you to help every student in your class become a skillful, comprehending reader, and to nurture literacy competence that will last throughout their academic lives and beyond! Flexible enough to use in any teaching situation, it includes:

Direct, scaffolded instruction—from modeling to guiding to coaching—with variations to accommodate diverse learners across each unit
Wrap-around notes for direct instruction with reduced facsimiles of the Student Books
Point-of-use techniques to accommodate students of varied abilities, including English language learners
Text Connections to help students evaluate and integrate content across texts for greater comprehension
Reproducible multiple-choice assessments that reflect standardized test formats


4–4 64.85
702022-W1 Gulmamadak the Great (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
Gulmamadak the Great (6 pack)

In this Afghani folktale by Tamim Ansary, Gulmamad decides he must leave his village to gain the respect of his peers. Accompany “Gulmamadak” on this comical journey that explores the fine line between bravery and fear. Students focus on sequencing in this reader.
Grade 4
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Tamim Ansary
Illustrator: Abigail Marble
Page Count: 32
Nonfiction/Fiction: Fiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Afghani Folktale
Skill: Sequencing


4–4 46.00
702023-W1 Mountain Biking Adventure (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
Mountain Biking Adventure (6 pack)

Explore the history and adventure of mountain biking in this trailblazing informational text. Mountain bike design, safety, and etiquette are also covered. Students focus on main idea in this reader.
Grade 4
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Jeanne and Bradley Weaver
Illustrator: NA
Page Count: 24
Nonfiction/Fiction: Nonfiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Sports and Recreation
Skill: Main Idea


4–4 46.00
702024-W1 The Big Move (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
The Big Move (6 pack)

Thirteen-year-old Ashley is not excited about her family’s move from Miami, Florida to Portland, Oregon. Her mom and her younger sister seem to be doing fine. Will anything help change Ashley’s mind? Students focus on comparing and contrasting in this reader.
Grade 4
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Paul Collins
Illustrator: Mark Wilson
Page Count: 32
Nonfiction/Fiction: Fiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Contemporary; Social Studies: Geography
Skill: Compare and Contrast


4–4 46.00
702025-W1 Caleb Piper, Private Eye (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
Caleb Piper, Private Eye (6 pack)

Detective show fans Caleb and Tyson uncover a real-life mystery in their own apartment building. Join these two friends as they put their sleuthing skills to work to solve the mystery. Students focus on drawing conclusions and predicting outcomes in this reader.
Grade 4
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Karen Tayleur
Illustrator: Brad Quinn
Page Count: 32
Nonfiction/Fiction: Fiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Mystery
Skill: Drawing Conclusions / Predicting Outcomes


4–4 46.00
702026-W1 The Loch Ness Monster: Fact or Fiction? (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
The Loch Ness Monster: Fact or Fiction? (6 pack)

Is the Loch Ness Monster real or a hoax? Discover the many theories that seek to explain—or disprove—the legendary monster’s existence. Students focus on fact and opinion in this reader.

Grade 4
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Meredith Costain
Illustrator: NA
Page Count: 24
Nonfiction/Fiction: Nonfiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Social Studies: Geography
Skill: Fact and Opinion


4–4 46.00
702027-W1 Glow Worms (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
Glow Worms (6 pack)

Learn about the fascinating insects known as glow worms in this enlightening informational text. The text sheds light on the glow worm’s life cycle, glowing mechanism, and habitat. Students focus on cause and effect in this reader.

Grade 4
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Mike Graf
Illustrator: NA
Page Count: 24
Nonfiction/Fiction: Nonfiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Social Studies: Geography; Science: Animals and Habitats
Skill: Cause and Effect


4–4 46.00
702028-W1 Starter Set Grade 4 (1 each of 6 titles)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —

Accelerated Reader

Starter Set Grade 4 contains 1 each of these 6 titles:

Comprehension Library Titles — Grade 4
Title


4–4 46.00
702029-W1 Reader Class Set Grade 4 (6 each of 6 titles)
1–5 pricing: 234.10
6+ pricing: —

Accelerated Reader

Reader Library Grade 4 contains 6 each of these 6 titles:

Comprehension Library Titles — Grade 4
Title


4–4 234.10
83306-W1 Classroom Set Grade 4
1–5 pricing: 497.60
6+ pricing: —

Classroom Set Grade 4 includes 25 Students Books, 1 Teacher's Edition, and 6 each of 6 Comprehension Library readers.


4–4 497.60
3297-W1 Audio CD Book 4 (Set of 3)
1–5 pricing: 38.70
6+ pricing: —
Untitled Document

Support your students with audio recordings of each text in their Student Book, including "Practice the Skill" pages.

4–4 38.70
3284-W1 Small Group Set Grade 4
1–5 pricing: 321.20
6+ pricing: —
Small Group Set Grade 4

The Small Group Set includes the following in a convenient storage box:

  • 6 Student Books
  • 1 Teacher’s Edition
  • 1 Reader Class Set
  • 1 Audio CD
4–4 321.20
3308-W1 Making Connections Student Book 5
1–5 pricing: 16.70
6+ pricing: 11.70
Making Connections Student  Book 5

In every Making Connections Student Book you will find:

A balance of informational and narrative text
Content area selections that support curriculum standards
“Practice the Skill” pages for each text selection


5–5 16.70 11.70
3309-W1 Making Connections Teacher’s Edition, Book 5
1–5 pricing: 64.85
6+ pricing: —
Making Connections Teacher’s Edition, Book 5

The core of this exceptional program, your Teacher’s Edition empowers you to help every student in your class become a skillful, comprehending reader, and to nurture literacy competence that will last throughout their academic lives and beyond! Flexible enough to use in any teaching situation, it includes:

Direct, scaffolded instruction—from modeling to guiding to coaching—with variations to accommodate diverse learners across each unit
Wrap-around notes for direct instruction with reduced facsimiles of the Student Books
Point-of-use techniques to accommodate students of varied abilities, including English language learners
Text Connections to help students evaluate and integrate content across texts for greater comprehension
Reproducible multiple-choice assessments that reflect standardized test formats


5–5 64.85
702030-W1 Rock Climbing (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
Rock Climbing (6 pack)

Scale mountains in this informational text about the exciting sport of rock climbing. Climbing gear and safety are also discussed. Students focus on main idea in this reader.

Grade 5
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Jeanne and Bradley Weaver
Illustrator: NA
Page Count: 32
Nonfiction/Fiction: Nonfiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Sports and Recreation
Skill: Main Idea


5–5 46.00
702031-W1 The Astonishing Book (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
The Astonishing Book (6 pack)

Twins Trish and Jo are not happy about moving to a new neighborhood and welcoming their stepmother Jennifer into the family. Luckily, a mysterious discovery in the attic captivates the girls and brings the family together. Students focus on cause and effect in this reader.
Grade 5
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Linda Strachan
Illustrator: Debbie Mourtzios
Page Count: 40
Nonfiction/Fiction: Fiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Contemporary
Skill: Cause and Effect


5–5 46.00
702032-W1 Tarella (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
Tarella (6 pack)

Fly away with Tarella, a beautiful winged horse from Kallarand, as she disobeys her father and pays a visit to a young girl on Earth. During her visit, Tarella learns the importance of friendship and responsibility. Students focus on drawing conclusions and predicting outcomes in this reader.

Grade 5
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Linda Strachan
Illustrator: Julian BruŽre
Page Count: 40
Nonfiction/Fiction: Fiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Fantasy
Skill: Drawing Conclusions / Predicting Outcomes


5–5 46.00
702033-W1 Rainbows (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
Rainbows (6 pack)

You have probably heard stories about rainbows. Maybe you have even seen one. But what exactly is a rainbow? Students focus on fact and opinion in this reader.
Grade 5
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Jeanne and Bradley Weaver
Illustrator: NA
Page Count: 32
Nonfiction/Fiction: Nonfiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Science: How Rainbows are Formed; History: Myths from Around the World
Skill: Fact and Opinion


5–5 46.00
702034-W1 A Virtual Visit: Mexico City and Boston (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
A Virtual Visit: Mexico City and Boston (6 pack)

What do Mexico City and Boston have in common? Visit these two exciting cities through the pages of this informational text and learn about their locations, weather, histories, sights, and food. These cities might have more in common than you think! Students focus on compare and contrast in this reader.

Grade 5
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Andrew Einspruch
Illustrator: NA
Page Count: 32
Nonfiction/Fiction: Nonfiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Social Studies: Geography, History, Culture
Skill: Compare and Contrast


5–5 46.00
702035-W1 A Way With Words (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
A Way With Words (6 pack)

Danny and his family leave Ireland, hoping to find a better life in the United States. Follow them on their difficult journey in this historical story about immigration. Students focus on figurative language in this reader.
Grade 5
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Amelia Fitch
Illustrator: Elizabeth Alger
Page Count: 40
Nonfiction/Fiction: Fiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Historical Narrative
Skill: Figurative Language


5–5 46.00
702036-W1 Starter Set Grade 5 (1 each of 6 titles)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —

Accelerated Reader

Starter Set Grade 5 contains 1 each of these 6 titles:

Comprehension Library Titles — Grade 5
Title


5–5 46.00
702037-W1 Reader Class Set Grade 5 (6 each of 6 titles)
1–5 pricing: 234.10
6+ pricing: —

Accelerated Reader

Reader Library Grade 5 contains 6 each of these 6 titles:

Comprehension Library Titles — Grade 5
Title


5–5 234.10
83308-W1 Classroom Set Grade 5
1–5 pricing: 497.60
6+ pricing: —

Classroom Set Grade 5 includes 25 Students Books, 1 Teacher's Edition, and 6 each of 6 Comprehension Library readers.


5–5 497.60
3298-W1 Audio CD Book 5 (Set of 3)
1–5 pricing: 38.70
6+ pricing: —
Untitled Document

Support your students with audio recordings of each text in their Student Book, including "Practice the Skill" pages.

5–5 38.70
3285-W1 Small Group Set Grade 5
1–5 pricing: 321.20
6+ pricing: —
Small Group Set Grade 5

The Small Group Set includes the following in a convenient storage box:

  • 6 Student Books
  • 1 Teacher’s Edition
  • 1 Reader Class Set
  • 1 Audio CD
5–5 321.20
3310-W1 Making Connections Student Book 6
1–5 pricing: 16.70
6+ pricing: 11.70
Making Connections Student  Book 6

In every Making Connections Student Book you will find:

A balance of informational and narrative text
Content area selections that support curriculum standards
“Practice the Skill” pages for each text selection


6–6 16.70 11.70
3311-W1 Making Connections Teacher’s Edition, Book 6
1–5 pricing: 64.85
6+ pricing: —

The core of this exceptional program, your Teacher’s Edition empowers you to help every student in your class become a skillful, comprehending reader, and to nurture literacy competence that will last throughout their academic lives and beyond! Flexible enough to use in any teaching situation, it includes:

Direct, scaffolded instruction—from modeling to guiding to coaching—with variations to accommodate diverse learners across each unit
Wrap-around notes for direct instruction with reduced facsimiles of the Student Books
Point-of-use techniques to accommodate students of varied abilities, including English language learners
Text Connections to help students evaluate and integrate content across texts for greater comprehension
Reproducible multiple-choice assessments that reflect standardized test formats


6–6 64.85
702038-W1 The Outer Banks of North Carolina (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
The Outer Banks of North Carolina (6 pack)

What do Amerigo Vespucci, John White, Blackbeard the Pirate, and the Wright brothers have in common? They all made history on the Outer Banks of North Carolina! Learn more about the fascinating history and ever-changing geography of this popular North American destination. Students focus on main idea in this reader.
Grade 6
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Jeanne and Bradley Weaver
Illustrator: NA
Page Count: 32
Nonfiction/Fiction: Nonfiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Social Studies: Geography, History; Science: Ecological Issues
Skill: Main Idea


6–6 46.00
702039-W1 The Rio Grande (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
The Rio Grande (6 pack)

Learn about the path and geography of the amazing Rio Grande as you take a journey rich in history and culture. Students focus on comparing and contrasting in this reader.
Grade 6
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Jeanne Weaver and Lillian Quesada-Rodriguez
Illustrator: NA
Page Count: 32
Nonfiction/Fiction: Nonfiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Social Studies: Geography, History, Culture
Skill: Compare and Contrast


6–6 46.00
702040-W1 The Mysterious Disappearance of Amelia Earhart (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
The Mysterious Disappearance of Amelia Earhart (6 pack)

Amelia Earhart was the most famous aviator of her time. This intriguing informational text provides a balanced explanation of the numerous theories that attempt to explain the disappearance of Earhart’s plane over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. Which theory do you believe? Students focus on drawing conclusions and predicting outcomes in this reader.
Grade 6
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Myka-Lynne Sokoloff
Illustrator: NA
Page Count: 32
Nonfiction/Fiction: Nonfiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Social Studies: Biography, History
Skill: Drawing Conclusions / Predicting Outcomes


6–6 46.00
702041-W1 Whale Rescue (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
Whale Rescue (6 pack)

Teenage surfers Christopher and Rachel find a beached whale. Will their community be able to save it? Students focus on cause and effect in this reader.
Grade 6
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Mike Graf
Illustrator: Paul Kšnye
Page Count: 40
Nonfiction/Fiction: Fiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Contemporary; Sports and Recreation; Science: Animal Habitats
Skill: Cause and Effect


6–6 46.00
702042-W1 Voices of Clay (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
Voices of Clay (6 pack)

The hot, dry north winds that blow over the cliffs and rift valley of Aponvi sing a song of famine and death. Find out how young Catori’s beautiful pottery gives hope—and ultimately, a new life—to the people of Aponvi. Students focus on figurative language in this reader.
Grade 6
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: T. Borregaard
Illustrator: Linda Graves
Page Count: 40
Nonfiction/Fiction: Fiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Social Studies: History, Geography, Ancient Civilizations; Art
Skill: Figurative Language


6–6 46.00
702043-W1 A Trip to Puerto Rico (6 pack)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —
A Trip to Puerto Rico (6 pack)

Maria Luisa isn’t happy about her family’s upcoming trip to Puerto Rico. Follow her adventures as she discovers the culture and beauty of Puerto Rico in this illuminating story of cross-culture family and friendship. Students focus on bias and prejudice in this reader.
Grade 6
Accelerated Reader

Making Connections Comprehension Library readers engage students with appealing fiction and nonfiction titles. Students apply essential strategies and skills while reading engaging texts to build reading comprehension.

Author: Amelia Fitch
Illustrator: Betty Greenhatch
Page Count: 40
Nonfiction/Fiction: Fiction
Genre/Content Area Connections: Literature: Adventure; Art: Illustration; Social Studies: Geography, Culture
Skill: Bias and Prejudice


6–6 46.00
702044-W1 Starter Set Grade 6 (1 each of 6 titles)
1–5 pricing: 46.00
6+ pricing: —

Accelerated Reader

Starter Set Grade 6 contains 1 each of these 6 titles:

Comprehension Library Titles — Grade 6
Title


6–6 46.00
702045-W1 Reader Class Set Grade 6 (6 each of 6 titles)
1–5 pricing: 234.10
6+ pricing: —

Accelerated Reader

Reader Library Grade 6 contains 6 each of these 6 titles:

Comprehension Library Titles — Grade 6
Title


6–6 234.10
83310-W1 Classroom Set Grade 6
1–5 pricing: 497.60
6+ pricing: —

Classroom Set Grade 6 includes 25 Students Books, 1 Teacher's Edition, and 6 each of 6 Comprehension Library readers.


6–6 497.60
3299-W1 Audio CD Book 6 (Set of 3)
1–5 pricing: 38.70
6+ pricing: —
Untitled Document

Support your students with audio recordings of each text in their Student Book, including "Practice the Skill" pages.

6–6 38.70
3286-W1 Small Group Set Grade 6
1–5 pricing: 321.20
6+ pricing: —
Small Group Set Grade 6

The Small Group Set includes the following in a convenient storage box:

  • 6 Student Books
  • 1 Teacher’s Edition
  • 1 Reader Class Set
  • 1 Audio CD
6–6 321.20
702047-W1 Complete Starter Set (1 each of 34 titles)
1–5 pricing: 207.10
6+ pricing: —

This item contains 1 copy of all 34 Making Connections Comprehension Library titles, for a total of 34 books:

  • Grade 1: 1 each of 4 titles
  • Grade 2: 1 each of 6 titles
  • Grade 3: 1 each of 6 titles
  • Grade 4: 1 each of 6 titles
  • Grade 5: 1 each of 6 titles
  • Grade 6: 1 each of 6 titles


1–6 207.10
702048-W1 Complete Class Set (6 each of 34 titles)
1–5 pricing: 1169.90
6+ pricing: —

This item contains 6 copies of all 34 Making Connections Comprehension Library titles, for a total of 204 books:

  • Grade 1: 6 each of 4 titles
  • Grade 2: 6 each of 6 titles
  • Grade 3: 6 each of 6 titles
  • Grade 4: 6 each of 6 titles
  • Grade 5: 6 each of 6 titles
  • Grade 6: 6 each of 6 titles


1–6 1169.90
702046-W1 Resource Room Set
1–5 pricing: 865.30
6+ pricing: —

The Resource Room Set includes 1 Teacher’s Book from each Grade 1–6, 1 Student Book from each Grade 1–6, and 2 of each Comprehension Library reader (34 readers, for a total of 68 readers).


1–6 865.30
Total $0.00
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