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Content Areas Program:Levels O-Z

Jump to Level: | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |


Longer books at this level present varied vocabulary that will require readers to interpret the meaning of the text; texts have more sophisticated subjects and more complex sentence structures.

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Level O titles:

Abraham Lincoln: Road to the White House Brandt and Mattern
The Amazing Book of Mammal Records Woods
Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents: James Monroe Venezia
Growing Crystals: A True Book Squire
A Million Fish . . . More or Less McKissack
Rosa Parks: Freedom Rider Brandt and Mattern
Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims Bulla
Stargazers Gibbons
Straightforward Science: Plant Life Riley

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Informational texts at this level include science, history, and biography, enabling readers to learn how to gain information from a variety of sources; concepts may include issues of early adolescence.

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Level P titles:

A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder Wick
Eat Your Vegetables! Drink Your Milk! Silverstein & Nunn
Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents: Andrew Jackson Venezia
Heroes of the Revolution Adler
The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System Cole
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone: A Math Adventure Neuschwander
Snakes Simon
Where Have All the Pandas Gone? Questions and Answers About Endangered Species Berger

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Selections contain themes to foster group discussion; relationship of illustrations to text also offers opportunities for exploration and discussion; texts contain difficult words, some from languages other than English.

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Level Q titles:

All About Sharks Arnosky
All About Turtles Arnosky
Can You Believe? Hurricanes Markle
Copper Tocci
Cut Down to Size at High Noon: A Math Adventure Sundby
Food Chain Frenzy Capeci
If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake Levine
If You Lived With the Indians of the Northwest Coast Kamma
Oxygen Tocci
Paul Revere Sullivan

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Books in this level contain sophisticated vocabulary to challenge readers; some of the longer chapter books require sustained reading effort over several sittings; books represent a range of times in history.

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Level R titles:

Allergies Silverstein and Nunn
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? Fritz
Food Chains Riley
George Washington Venezia
The Great Fire Murphy
John Quincy Adams Venezia
O, Say Can You See? America's Symbols, Landmarks, and Important Words Keenan
Octopuses, Squids, and Cuttlefish Trueit
Thomas Jefferson Venezia
Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? Fritz

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Selections challenge readers to make connections with previous reading and with historical events; words present many shades of meaning that require readers' interpretations; this level includes chapter books in a variety of genres.

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Level S titles:

Abraham Lincoln Sullivan
Christopher Columbus Roop
The Civil Rights Movement in America Landau
Cuts, Scrapes, Scabs, and Scars Silverstein and Nunn
Light and Color Riley
Thomas Edison Sullivan
Valley Forge Ammon
Wacky Trees Riley
The Water Cycle Trueit

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At this level, readers encounter a variety of nonfiction text structures; expanded vocabulary requires readers to consider both literal and connotative meaning.

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Level T titles:

Black Holes and Other Space Phenomena Steele
Enemies of Slavery Adler
Land Predators of North America Swan
Life in the Rainforests Baker
Lightning Simon
Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart Lauber
A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, A Slave Girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia, 1859 McKissack
Seahorses, Pipefishes, and Their Kin Miller
Volcanoes Trueit
Volcanoes and Earthquakes Lauber

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Books cover a breadth of topics and present specific, technical information; illustrations require interpretation and connection to text; text requires readers to employ a wide range of reading strategies.

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Level U titles:

African-Americans in the Thirteen Colonies Kent
The Challenger Disaster McNeese
Count to a Million Pallotta
Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman Sterling
The Life and Death of Stars Spangenburg and Moser
Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women Harness
September 11, 2001 Santella
The Truth About Great White Sharks Cerullo
Under the Ocean Bennett
The Watsons Go to Birmingham�1963 Curtis

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Texts present complex issues and use technical language; topics are distant from students' experiences in terms of time and geographic area, and may include realistic historical information and more difficult themes.

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Level V titles:

African-Americans in the Old West Gowen
The Battle of the Alamo Santella
The Boston Tea Party Stein
The California Gold Rush Stein
Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, The Great Migration North, Chicago, Illinois, 1919 McKissack
The Declaration of Independence Stein
Escape to Freedom: A Play About Young Frederick Douglass Davis
An Extraordinary Life: The Story of a Monarch Butterfly Pringle
What a Great Idea! Inventions That Changed the World Tomecek
Women's Right to Vote Landau

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Books present complex information requiring readers to employ a wide range of content knowledge and to understand the basic organizational structures of nonfiction; topics explore the human condition and social issues; texts vary in length; print is generally in a small font.

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Level W titles:

Adam of the Road Gray
Daniel's Story Matas
Dear Dr. Bell . . .Your Friend, Helen Keller George
Extraordinary Women Scientists Stille
Extraordinary Young People Brill
G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book Schwartz
A Grand Canyon Journey: Tracing Time in Stone Anderson
The Journal of James Edmond Pease: A Civil War Union Soldier, Virginia, 1863 Murphy
Portraits of African-American Heroes Bolden
Standing Tall: The Story of Ten Hispanic Americans Palacios

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Covers increasingly mature themes, and requires extensive prior knowledge; texts are designed to present a significant amount of new information.

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Level X titles:

Black Eagles: African Americans in Aviation Haskins
Buffalo Soldiers Cox
Forgotten Heroes: The Story of the Not Guilty Sullivan
The Glory Field Myers
The Great Depression Stein
Katarina Winter
Librarian Who Measured the Earth, Vol. 1 Lasky
Nelson Mandela: No Easy Walk to Freedom Denenberg
Up Before Daybreak: Cotton and People in America Hopkinson
Within Reach: My Everest Story Pfetzer and Galvin

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Books feature similar themes to previous levels, with more explicit detail; requires critical reading skills to evaluate the quality and objectivity of the text.

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Level Y titles:

Air Raid�Pearl Harbor! Taylor
Davy Crockett Sullivan
Favorite Greek Myths Osborne
Hana's Suitcase Levine
Indian Chiefs Freedman
Isaac Newton Krull
Leonardo da Vinci Krull
New Kids in Town: Oral Histories of Immigrant Teens Bode
Stars and Planets Stott
The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane Freedman

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A challenge for more widely-read students requiring critical reading skills; topics include controversial social and political issues; readers experience complex examples of nonfiction organizational structure.

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Level Z titles:

Bat 6 Wolff
Beyond Belief: Strange, True Mysteries of the Unknown Steiger
The Disaster of the Hindenburg Tanaka
Flight #116 Is Down Cooney
The Greatest: Muhammad Ali Myers
Guys Write for Guys Read Scieszka
Memories of Vietnam: War in the First Person Weiss
To Be a Slave Lester
We Shall Not Be Moved: The Women's Factory Strike of 1909 Dash
When Plague Strikes: The Black Death, Smallpox, AIDS Giblin

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*Content Area titles are subject to availability.