For Grades 4–7

Shockwave is a series of informative high-interest books that make reading across the content areas accessible for all students, including striving and reluctant readers. Paired readings across science and social studies topics help students transfer content-area concepts from one subject to the other and from one book to another.

Shockwave supports striving readers with embedded, point-of-use comprehension and vocabulary prompts, as well as with scaffolded instruction. The aspirational content of this series presents advanced concepts at a reading level students are comfortable with.

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  • Targets content-area standards in science and social studies.
  • Contains content-based fiction and expository texts.
  • Uses a mix of realistic illustrations and photography to engage students.
  • Includes special text features such as a “comprehension coach,” vocabulary support, and “shocker” facts.

To find out what each book is about, its Guided Reading Level and Lexile Level, and even how to order additional copies for small group instruction or classroom use click the links below.
Library A (PDF)
Library B (PDF)
Library C (PDF)
Each collection includes:
  • 40 books (10 Science titles; 10 Social Studies titles; 2 copies each)
  • 2 tabletop book holders
  • 1 Classroom Card Pack
    • Program Overview
    • Teacher notes (20 cards: 1 per title)
      >See Sample (PDF)
    • Fact Files (40 cards: 1 Fact card per title; 2 copies each)
      >See Sample (PDF)

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