Expand Content Area Knowledge and Vocabulary

Build informational text reading skills in grades K–2 with Buzz About IT, a new read aloud program developed by Dr. Nell K. Duke, a leading researcher in the fields of early literacy development and teaching informational text.

Buzz About IT features outstanding informational
trade books chosen for their rich graphics, text
features, varied social studies, language arts, and science content, and their appeal to young students. Every book comes with an in-depth, easy to implement lesson plan featuring Dr. Duke’s own strategies for building vocabulary, leading discussions, and extending the learning with activities that build literacy and content knowledge before, during, and after reading! Perfect for new and experienced educators.

Each grade-level library includes:

  • 50 Books (25 titles, 2 copies each)
  • Lesson Cards (specific to the titles in the libraries)
  • Professional Book (Reading and Writing Informational Text in the Primary Grades)
  • Now shipping with Attractive and Practical Storage Bins!

Sample Lesson Plans:

Dr. Nell K. Duke
Buzz About It Box
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