The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Libraries Series

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A Guide to the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Libraries

A Guide to the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Libraries

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Paperback)

Kids who have access to great books become readers. There is simply nothing that makes teaching reading easier, that gets kids reading with greater volume, or that lifts reading skills higher than a collection of truly fabulous books. To help you achieve these ambitions results, the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, consulting with a wide range of literacy leaders and young adult literature experts, developed state-of-the-art... more

Add-On Read-Aloud Shelf, Grades K-1

Add-On Read-Aloud Shelf, Grades K-1

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

This mix of engaging fiction and nonfiction titles will draw your students in and support their reading work. About two-thirds of the collection consists of fiction books that will delight your students, promote important conversations, and teach valuable life lessons. A third of this collection is nonfiction books on both familiar topics and new ones—books that will amaze and enlighten kids, as well as support them in doing all... more

Add-On Shared Reading Shelf, Grades K-1

Add-On Shared Reading Shelf, Grades K-1

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

This shelf of fiction and nonfiction books is designed to expand your collection of books for shared reading. Your kindergartners and first-graders will want to go back and read these books over and over again. Even in a first reading, children will be able to chime in with your reading, and on subsequent reads, they will be able to work with more depth on the word work and comprehension opportunities these books provide. For... more

Concept Books Shelf, Kindergarten

Concept Books Shelf, Kindergarten

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These concept books—centering on familiar topics such as ABC's, counting, and colors—allow your kindergartners to practice reading cover to cover, distinguish between pictures and print, and learn that pages of a book go together to tell about a topic. Your youngest readers will know that they can learn more about their world within the pages of a book, and these books will provide fodder for enthusiastic practice in talking about... more

Emergent Storybooks Shelf, Kindergarten

Emergent Storybooks Shelf, Kindergarten

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These storybooks for emergent readers follow a conventional story structure and have illustrations that clearly match the words on each page. Many have repeating lines or plot, making them easier for students to retell. With each reading, your students will build up story language and important reading behaviors. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Kindergarten Classroom Library. For complete details... more

Essentials Shelf, Kindergarten

Essentials Shelf, Kindergarten

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

This small shelf contains classic books to introduce your kindergartners to the world of books. These are books that every kindergarten child will love. For information about additional TCRWP Library Shelves please visit CalkinsLibraries.com .

Level A Shelf, Kindergarten

Level A Shelf, Kindergarten

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These Level A books assist children in looking at print and matching the words that they read with the words on the page. These highly predictable books support children’s reading work by repeating the pattern of the first page throughout the book, providing enough support so that children can do the job of matching their spoken words to the written ones. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Kindergarten... more

Level B Shelf, Kindergarten

Level B Shelf, Kindergarten

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These Level B books assist children in looking at print and matching the words that they read with the words on the page. These highly predictable books support children’s reading work by repeating the pattern of the first page until the end, which often has a slight pattern change. The Level B books in this collection have two and sometimes three lines of text per page, requiring the student to make a return sweep to the beginning... more

Level C Shelf, Kindergarten

Level C Shelf, Kindergarten

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These Level C books require readers to rely on a growing knowledge of letters and sounds. The pictures are less supportive, and the sentences are longer, and the child’s growing bank of known words helps her move across those longer sentences with more ease, able to think about the meaning and the beginning sounds. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Kindergarten Classroom Library. For complete... more

Level D Shelf, Kindergarten

Level D Shelf, Kindergarten

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These Level D books require readers to look at the letters at the beginnings and the endings of words, using the sounds those letters make to check that they have read the word correctly. These books have a pattern, but the pattern may be different on the first page and on the last page, so that it is just the internal part of the book that maintains the same pattern.     The books in this library shelf are also included in... more

Level E Shelf, Kindergarten

Level E Shelf, Kindergarten

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

In the books on the Level E shelf, the illustrations are less supportive, the sentences are more complex, and the patterns in the books shift part way through them. Children reading these books need to draw on many sources of information, including the text’s meaning and the syntax. These Level E books contain more literary language and unusual language structures, as well as more dialogue.   The books in this library... more

Level F Shelf, Kindergarten

Level F Shelf, Kindergarten

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level F books often contain several episodes, which the reader needs to keep in mind and blend together into a coherent storyline. Characters are more developed, and readers are expected to draw inferences about characters. The language is more challenging, and there is far less repetition in sentences. The literary language that began to show up in Level E is even more prevalent.        The books in this library shelf... more

Read-Aloud Shelf, Kindergarten

Read-Aloud Shelf, Kindergarten

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

This mix of engaging fiction and nonfiction titles will draw your students in and support their reading work. About two-thirds of the collection consists of fiction books that will delight your students, promote important conversations, and teach valuable life lessons. A third of this collection is nonfiction books on both familiar topics and new ones—books that will amaze and enlighten kids, as well as support them in doing all... more

Shared Reading Shelf, Kindergarten

Shared Reading Shelf, Kindergarten

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These are the fiction and nonfiction books your children will want to go back and read over and over again. Even in a first reading, children will be able to chime in with your reading, and on subsequent reads, they will be able to work with more depth on the word work and comprehension opportunities these books provide. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Kindergarten Classroom Library. For complete... more

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Kindergarten

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Kindergarten

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has developed state-of-the-art classroom libraries for each grade level, K–8. Curated by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP colleagues along with a team of literacy leaders and children’s literature experts, these libraries contain 400–700 leveled books at each grade level—all organized into collections, shelves, and bins based on level, genre, topic, and available in versions for students... more

Add-On Read-Aloud Shelf, Grades 1-2

Add-On Read-Aloud Shelf, Grades 1-2

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

This  mix of engaging fiction and nonfiction titles will draw your students in and support their reading work. About two-thirds of the collection consists of fiction books that will delight your students, promote important conversations, and teach valuable life lessons. A third of this collection is nonfiction books on both familiar topics and new ones—books that will amaze and enlighten kids, as well as support them in doing... more

Add-On Shared Reading Shelf, Grades 1-2

Add-On Shared Reading Shelf, Grades 1-2

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

This shelf of fiction and nonfiction books is designed to expand your collection of books for shared reading. Your first- and second-graders will want to go back and read these books over and over again. Even in a first reading, children will be able to chime in with your reading, and on subsequent reads, they will be able to work with more depth on the word work and comprehension opportunities these books provide. For information... more

Level A Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Level A Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These Level A books assist children in looking at print and matching the words that they read with the words on the page. These highly predictable books support children’s reading work by repeating the pattern of the first page throughout the book, providing enough support so that children can do the job of matching their spoken words to the written ones. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade... more

Level B Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Level B Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These Level B books assist children in looking at print and matching the words that they read with the words on the page. These highly predictable books support children’s reading work by repeating the pattern of the first page until the end, which often has a slight pattern change. The Level B books in this collection have two and sometimes three lines of text per page, requiring the student to make a return sweep to the beginning... more

Level C Shelf, Grade 1

Level C Shelf, Grade 1

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These Level C books require readers to rely on a growing knowledge of letters and sounds. The pictures are less supportive, and the sentences are longer, and the child’s growing bank of known words helps her move across those longer sentences with more ease, able to think about the meaning and the beginning sounds. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 1 Classroom Library. For complete details... more

Level C Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Level C Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These Level C books require readers to rely on a growing knowledge of letters and sounds. The pictures are less supportive, and the sentences are longer, and the child’s growing bank of known words helps her move across those longer sentences with more ease, able to think about the meaning and the beginning sounds. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 1 Below Benchmark Classroom Library. For... more

Level D Shelf, Grade 1

Level D Shelf, Grade 1

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These Level D books require readers to look at the letters at the beginnings and the endings of words, using the sounds those letters make to check that they have read the word correctly. These books have a pattern, but the pattern may be different on the first page and on the last page, so that it is just the internal part of the book that maintains the same pattern. The books in this library shelf are also included in the... more

Level D Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Level D Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These Level D books require readers to look at the letters at the beginnings and the endings of words, using the sounds those letters make to check that they have read the word correctly. These books have a pattern, but the pattern may be different on the first page and on the last page, so that it is just the internal part of the book that maintains the same pattern.                 The books in this library shelf are also... more

Level E Shelf, Grade 1

Level E Shelf, Grade 1

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

In the books on the Level E shelf, the illustrations are less supportive, the sentences are more complex, and the patterns in the books shift part way through them. Children reading these books need to draw on many sources of information, including the text’s meaning and the syntax. These Level E books contain more literary language and unusual language structures, as well as more dialogue.      The books in this library shelf... more

Level E Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Level E Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level F books often contain several episodes, which the reader needs to keep in mind and blend together into a coherent storyline. Characters are more developed, and readers are expected to draw inferences about characters. The language is more challenging, and there is far less repetition in sentences. The literary language that began to show up in Level E is even more prevalent.               The books in this library... more

Level F Shelf, Grade 1

Level F Shelf, Grade 1

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level F books often contain several episodes, which the reader needs to keep in mind and blend together into a coherent storyline. Characters are more developed, and readers are expected to draw inferences about characters. The language is more challenging, and there is far less repetition in sentences. The literary language that began to show up in Level E is even more prevalent.          The books in this library shelf... more

Level F Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Level F Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level F books often contain several episodes, which the reader needs to keep in mind and blend together into a coherent storyline. Characters are more developed, and readers are expected to draw inferences about characters. The language is more challenging, and there is far less repetition in sentences. The literary language that began to show up in Level E is even more prevalent.               The books in this library... more

Level G Shelf, Grade 1

Level G Shelf, Grade 1

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level G collection introduces students to a wider range of texts, including simple animal fantasy and realistic fiction. These books require children to integrate all sources of information while reading to understand the author’s story or message. There is minimal repetition of familiar sentence patterns, requiring children to attend to more complex story patterns with more difficult vocabulary and story elements. The... more

Level G Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Level G Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level G collection introduces students to a wider range of texts, including simple animal fantasy, and realistic fiction. These books require children to integrate all sources of information while reading to understand the author’s story or message. There is minimal repetition of familiar sentence patterns, requiring children to attend to more complex story patterns with more difficult vocabulary and story elements.... more

Level H Shelf, Grade 1

Level H Shelf, Grade 1

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These Level H books contain more complex literary language, more complex vocabulary, and often more technical vocabulary, especially in informational books. Picture support is minimal and requires readers to make clear mental images and connections to their own experiences in life or in other books. These Level H books have less repetition of episodes, requiring the student to keep the events of the story in order and relate the... more

Level H Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Level H Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These Level H books contain more complex literary language, more complex vocabulary, and often more technical vocabulary, especially in informational books. Picture support is minimal and requires readers to make clear mental images and connections to their own experiences in life or in other books. These Level H books have less repetition of episodes, requiring the student to keep the events of the story in order and relate the... more

Level I Shelf, Grade 1

Level I Shelf, Grade 1

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level I shelf contains longer  books and some short chapter books. Students must develop skill in accumulating information across a story. These Level I books contain more complex literary language, more complex vocabulary, and often more technical vocabulary, especially in informational books. The Level I books have minimal picture support, which requires readers to use the text to make clear mental images and connections... more

Level I Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Level I Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level I shelf contains longer  books and some short chapter books. Students must develop skill in accumulating information across a story. These Level I books contain more complex literary language, more complex vocabulary, and often more technical vocabulary, especially in informational books. The Level I books have minimal picture support, which requires readers to use the text to make clear mental images and connections... more

Level J Shelf, Grade 1

Level J Shelf, Grade 1

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level J shelf includes books from genres that may be new to your students: more complex nonfiction, simple biographies, and more complex traditional folktales. In these books, picture support is minimal, so readers need to make clear mental images in part by drawing on their own experiences, bringing life-connections to the book. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 1 Classroom Library.... more

Level J Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Level J Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level J shelf includes books from genres that may be new to your students: more complex nonfiction, simple biographies, and more complex traditional folktales. In these books, picture support is minimal, so readers need to make clear mental images in part by drawing on their own experiences, bringing life-connections to the book.      The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 1 Below Benchmark... more

Level K Shelf, Grade 1

Level K Shelf, Grade 1

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level K shelf includes early chapter books, which are longer and divided into chapters. These stories are more complex and require readers to do more challenging character work—keeping track of many characters, accumulating traits explicitly stated in the text, and thinking about relationships. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 1 Classroom Library. For complete details about the Teachers... more

Level L Shelf, Grade 1

Level L Shelf, Grade 1

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level L shelf includes early chapter books, which are longer and divided into chapters. The fiction books require readers to do more challenging character work—keeping track of many characters, accumulating traits explicitly stated in the text, and thinking about relationships. The nonfiction texts in the collection are more complex, with more technical language explained in text, and information is divided in sections by... more

Read-Aloud Shelf, Grade 1

Read-Aloud Shelf, Grade 1

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

This mix of engaging fiction and nonfiction titles will draw your students in and support their reading work. About two-thirds of the collection consists of fiction books that will delight your students, promote important conversations, and teach valuable life lessons. A third of this collection is nonfiction books on both familiar topics and new ones—books that will amaze and enlighten kids, as well as support them in doing all... more

Read-Aloud Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Read-Aloud Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

This mix of engaging fiction and nonfiction titles will draw your students in and support their reading work. About two-thirds of the collection consists of fiction books that will delight your students, promote important conversations, and teach valuable life lessons. A third of this collection is nonfiction books on both familiar topics and new ones—books that will amaze and enlighten kids, as well as support them in doing all... more

Series Books Shelf (Levels H-J), Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Series Books Shelf (Levels H-J), Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These series books are highly patterned, so that once your kids have read one book in a series, they will be able to predict what to expect in the others. This collection includes several books from a number of beloved series, including Danny and the Dinosaur and Mr. Putter and Tabby. This collection is a starter set that will introduce your kids to many delightful series to fall in love with. The books in this library shelf... more

Series Books Shelf (Levels I-L), Grade 1

Series Books Shelf (Levels I-L), Grade 1

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These series books are highly patterned, so that once your kids have read one book in a series, they will be able to predict what to expect in the others. This collection includes several books from a number of beloved series, including Iris and Walter and Henry and Mudge. This collection is a starter set that will introduce your kids to many delightful series to fall in love with.              The books in this library shelf... more

Shared Reading Shelf, Grade 1

Shared Reading Shelf, Grade 1

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These are the fiction and nonfiction books your children will want to go back and read over and over again. Even in a first reading, children will be able to chime in with your reading, and on subsequent reads, they will be able to work with more depth on the word work and comprehension opportunities these books provide. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 1 Classroom Library. For complete... more

Shared Reading Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Shared Reading Shelf, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These are the fiction and nonfiction books your children will want to go back and read over and over again. Even in a first reading, children will be able to chime in with your reading, and on subsequent reads, they will be able to work with more depth on the word work and comprehension opportunities these books provide. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 1 Below Benchmark Classroom Library.... more

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 1

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 1

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has developed state-of-the-art classroom libraries for each grade level, K–8. Curated by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP colleagues along with a team of literacy leaders and children’s literature experts, these libraries contain 400–700 leveled books at each grade level—all organized into collections, shelves, and bins based on level, genre, topic, and available in versions for students... more

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 1, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has developed state-of-the-art classroom libraries for each grade level, K–8. Curated by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP colleagues along with a team of literacy leaders and children’s literature experts, these libraries contain 400–700 leveled books at each grade level—all organized into collections, shelves, and bins based on level, genre, topic, and available in versions for students... more

Level C Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Level C Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These Level C books require readers to rely on a growing knowledge of letters and sounds. The pictures are less supportive, and the sentences are longer, and the child’s growing bank of known words helps her move across those longer sentences with more ease, able to think about the meaning and the beginning sounds.  The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 2 Below Benchmark Classroom Library.... more

Level D Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Level D Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These Level D books require readers to look at the letters at the beginnings and the endings of words, using the sounds those letters make to check that they have read the word correctly. These books have a pattern, but the pattern may be different on the first page and on the last page, so that it is just the internal part of the book that maintains the same pattern.                        The books in this library shelf... more

Level E Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Level E Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

In the books on the Level E shelf, the illustrations are less supportive, the sentences are more complex, and the patterns in the books shift part way through them. Children reading these books need to draw on many sources of information, including the text’s meaning and the syntax. These Level E books contain more literary language and unusual language structures, as well as more dialogue. The books in this library shelf are... more

Level F Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Level F Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level F books often contain several episodes, which the reader needs to keep in mind and blend together into a coherent storyline. Characters are more developed, and readers are expected to draw inferences about characters. The language is more challenging, and there is far less repetition in sentences. The literary language that began to show up in Level E is even more prevalent. The books in this library shelf are also... more

Level G Shelf, Grade 2

Level G Shelf, Grade 2

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level G collection introduces students to a wider range of texts, including simple animal fantasy, and realistic fiction. These books require children to integrate all sources of information while reading to understand the author’s story or message. There is minimal repetition of familiar sentence patterns, requiring children to attend to more complex story patterns with more difficult vocabulary and story elements. The... more

Level G Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Level G Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level G collection introduces students to a wider range of texts, including simple animal fantasy, and realistic fiction. These books require children to integrate all sources of information while reading to understand the author’s story or message. There is minimal repetition of familiar sentence patterns, requiring children to attend to more complex story patterns with more difficult vocabulary and story elements. The... more

Level H Shelf, Grade 2

Level H Shelf, Grade 2

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These Level H books contain more complex literary language, more complex vocabulary, and often more technical vocabulary, especially in informational books. Picture support is minimal and requires readers to make clear mental images and connections to their own experiences in life or in other books. These Level H books have less repetition of episodes, requiring the student to keep the events of the story in order and relate the... more

Level H Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Level H Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These Level H books contain more complex literary language, more complex vocabulary, and often more technical vocabulary, especially in informational books. Picture support is minimal and requires readers to make clear mental images and connections to their own experiences in life or in other books. These Level H books have less repetition of episodes, requiring the student to keep the events of the story in order and relate the... more

Level I Shelf, Grade 2

Level I Shelf, Grade 2

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level I shelf contains longer  books and some short chapter books. Students must develop skill in accumulating information across a story. These Level I books contain more complex literary language, more complex vocabulary, and often more technical vocabulary, especially in informational books. The Level I books have minimal picture support, which requires readers to use the text to make clear mental images and connections... more

Level I Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Level I Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level I shelf contains longer  books and some short chapter books. Students must develop skill in accumulating information across a story. These Level I books contain more complex literary language, more complex vocabulary, and often more technical vocabulary, especially in informational books. The Level I books have minimal picture support, which requires readers to use the text to make clear mental images and connections... more

Level J Shelf, Grade 2

Level J Shelf, Grade 2

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level J shelf includes books from genres that may be new to your students: more complex nonfiction, simple biographies, and more complex traditional folktales. In these books, picture support is minimal, so readers need to make clear mental images in part by drawing on their own experiences, bringing life-connections to the book. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 2 Classroom Library.... more

Level J Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Level J Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level J shelf includes books from genres that may be new to your students: more complex nonfiction, simple biographies, and more complex traditional folktales. In these books, picture support is minimal, so readers need to make clear mental images in part by drawing on their own experiences, bringing life-connections to the book. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 2 Below Benchmark... more

Level K Shelf, Grade 2

Level K Shelf, Grade 2

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level K shelf includes early chapter books, which are longer and divided into chapters. These stories are more complex and require readers to do more challenging character work—keeping track of many characters, accumulating traits explicitly stated in the text, and thinking about relationships. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 2 Classroom Library. For complete details about the Teachers... more

Level L Shelf, Grade 2

Level L Shelf, Grade 2

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level L shelf includes early chapter books, which are longer and divided into chapters. The fiction books require readers to do more challenging character work—keeping track of many characters, accumulating traits explicitly stated in the text, and thinking about relationships. The nonfiction texts in the collection are more complex, with more technical language explained in text, and information is divided in sections by... more

Level M Shelf, Grade 2

Level M Shelf, Grade 2

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level M shelf includes early chapter books, which are longer and divided into chapters. The fiction books in this collection require readers to do more inferential work to figure out what the characters are like. The nonfiction texts in the collection are more complex, with more technical language explained in text, and information is divided in sections by boldface headings and content.          The books in this library... more

Level N Shelf, Grade 2

Level N Shelf, Grade 2

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Level N shelf includes early chapter books, which are longer and divided into chapters. The fiction books in this collection require readers to do more inferential work to figure out what the characters are like. The nonfiction texts in the collection are more complex, with more technical language explained in text, and information is divided in sections by boldface headings and content.          The books in this library... more

Read-Aloud Shelf, Grade 2

Read-Aloud Shelf, Grade 2

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

This mix of engaging fiction and nonfiction titles  will draw your students in and support their reading work. About two-thirds of the collection consists of fiction books that will delight your students, promote important conversations, and teach valuable life lessons. A third of this collection is nonfiction books on both familiar topics and new ones—books that will amaze and enlighten kids, as well as support them in doing... more

Read-Aloud Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Read-Aloud Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

This mix of engaging fiction and nonfiction titles will draw your students in and support their reading work. About two-thirds of the collection consists of fiction books that will delight your students, promote important conversations, and teach valuable life lessons. A third of this collection is nonfiction books on both familiar topics and new ones—books that will amaze and enlighten kids, as well as support them in doing all... more

Series Books Shelf (Levels D, E, I, & J), Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Series Books Shelf (Levels D, E, I, & J), Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These series books are highly patterned, so that once your kids have read one book in a series, they will be able to predict what to expect in the others. This collection includes several books from a number of beloved series, including Little Lizard and Max and Zoe. This collection is a starter set that will introduce your kids to many delightful series to fall in love with.           The books in this library shelf are also... more

Series Books Shelf (Levels I-N), Grade 2

Series Books Shelf (Levels I-N), Grade 2

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These series books are highly patterned, so that once your kids have read one book in a series, they will be able to predict what to expect in the others. This collection includes several books from a number of beloved series, including Magic Tree House and Captain Awesome. This collection is a starter set that will introduce your kids to many delightful series to fall in love with.               The books in this library... more

Series Clubs Shelf (Levels I & J), Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Series Clubs Shelf (Levels I & J), Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These series books are highly patterned, so that once your kids have read one book in a series, they will be able to predict what to expect in the others. This collection includes several books from two beloved series. This collection is a starter set that will introduce your kids to many delightful series to fall in love with. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 2 Below Benchmark Classroom... more

Series Clubs Shelf (Levels J-L), Grade 2

Series Clubs Shelf (Levels J-L), Grade 2

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These series books are highly patterned, so that once your kids have read one book in a series, they will be able to predict what to expect in the others. This collection includes several books from a number of beloved series, including Mercy Watson and Pinky and Rex . This collection is a starter set that will introduce your kids to many delightful series to fall in love with.                            The books in this... more

Shared Reading Shelf, Grade 2

Shared Reading Shelf, Grade 2

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These are the fiction and nonfiction books your children will want to go back and read over and over again. These texts are now longer and more complex, providing ample opportunity for students to enjoy and learn from the entire book while also zooming in on specific parts. This collection will allow you to use shared reading as a way to engage students into taking a closer look at the vocabulary, text structure, and content of... more

Shared Reading Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Shared Reading Shelf, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

These are the fiction and nonfiction books your children will want to go back and read over and over again. These texts are now longer and more complex, providing ample opportunity for students to enjoy and learn from the entire book while also zooming in on specific parts. This collection will allow you to use shared reading as a way to engage students into taking a closer look at the vocabulary, text structure, and content of... more

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 2

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 2

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has developed state-of-the-art classroom libraries for each grade level, K–8. Curated by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP colleagues along with a team of literacy leaders and children’s literature experts, these libraries contain 400–700 leveled books at each grade level—all organized into collections, shelves, and bins based on level, genre, topic, and available in versions for students... more

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 2, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Molly Picardi, Katherine Wears

(Bundle)

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has developed state-of-the-art classroom libraries for each grade level, K–8. Curated by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP colleagues along with a team of literacy leaders and children’s literature experts, these libraries contain 400–700 leveled books at each grade level—all organized into collections, shelves, and bins based on level, genre, topic, and available in versions for students... more

A Guide to the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Libraries

A Guide to the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Libraries

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Paperback)

Kids who have access to great books become readers. There is simply nothing that makes teaching reading easier, that gets kids reading with greater volume, or that lifts reading skills higher than a collection of truly fabulous books. To help you achieve these ambitions results, the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, consulting with a wide range of literacy leaders and young adult literature experts, developed state-of-the-art... more

Animals Shelf, Grade 3

Animals Shelf, Grade 3

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection taps into children’s natural interest in animals and uses that interest to empower kids to develop as nonfiction readers.  These animal books support a deeper, more engaged, and committed sort of reading. This collection supports research clubs by including a number of books about the same animal, providing students the opportunity to synthesize information gleaned from several sources. The books in this library... more

Animals Shelf, Grade 3, Below Benchmark

Animals Shelf, Grade 3, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection taps into children’s natural interest in animals and uses that interest to empower kids to develop as nonfiction readers.  These engaging, but easy to read, books support a deeper, more committed sort of reading. This collection supports research clubs by including a number of books about the same animal, providing students the opportunity to synthesize information gleaned from several sources. The books in... more

Biography Shelf, Grade 3

Biography Shelf, Grade 3

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The biographies in this collection help readers learn about people from many corners of the world who have made a positive difference. Many of the biographies are related—some are on the same person, while others are on people with similar jobs or other similarities allowing them to be compared and contrasted—and this allows your readers to develop lines of inquiry as they read from one book to another related book.  This collection... more

Biography Shelf, Grade 3, Below Benchmark

Biography Shelf, Grade 3, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The biographies in this collection help readers learn about people from many corners of the world who have made a positive difference. Many of the biographies are related—some are on the same person, while others are on people with similar jobs or other similarities allowing them to be compared and contrasted—and this allows your readers to develop lines of inquiry as they read from one book to another related book.  This collection... more

Character Book Clubs Shelf, Grade 3

Character Book Clubs Shelf, Grade 3

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The books in this collection features characters that come alive and have unique, strong, noteworthy traits—characters who change through a story. Including both beloved, familiar characters as well as characters who may be new to teachers and students alike, these books will engage readers with characters that are as interesting as the people in their own lives. For information about additional TCRWP Library Shelves please... more

Character Book Clubs Shelf, Grade 3, Below Benchmark

Character Book Clubs Shelf, Grade 3, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection introduces below-grade-level readers to some of the most beloved early series book characters—characters that below-benchmark readers may otherwise miss out on meeting because their reading levels don’t match with the grade level where these characters are featured. Including both wonderful, familiar characters as well as characters who may be new to teachers and students alike, these books will engage readers... more

Fairy Tale Shelf, Grade 3

Fairy Tale Shelf, Grade 3

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This on-level collection supports a strong foundation in this much-loved genre by including not only classic fairy tales, but also some delightful adaptations of classics. This collection will help your readers develop deeper comprehension skills and help your writers learn how to adapt fairy tales themselves. For information about additional TCRWP Library Shelves please visit CalkinsLibraries.com .

Far Below Benchmark Shelf (Levels F-H), Grade 3

Far Below Benchmark Shelf (Levels F-H), Grade 3

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

For students reading far below benchmark, this shelf serves as a stepping-stone toward reading longer, more engaging, and complex texts. This collection supplements the level F–I books already included in the third-grade below benchmark Classroom Library, giving your readers plentiful opportunities to keep up their stamina and grow to new levels. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 3 Below... more

Geography and World Cultures Shelf, Grade 3

Geography and World Cultures Shelf, Grade 3

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This on-level collection will help your students form understandings of their place in relation to others’ around the world. Students will read books about extensive physical or cultural regions, books that highlight the human and physical geography within a given place, and books about the particularities of daily life and how these experiences are the same and different around the world. Your students will be exposed to a diversity... more

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 3

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 3

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection of fiction books will introduce students to different authors, genres, and storylines. Accommodating a wide range of reading levels, this collection will help readers find surprising connections and interests while offering them choice and practice at each level. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 3 Classroom Library. For complete details about the Teachers College Reading... more

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 3, Below Benchmark

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 3, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

Students who read below grade level will be immediately engaged by the books in this collection. The covers and titles spark interest, and each book was carefully chosen to be age-appropriate—not childish. This fiction collection spans a wide range of reading levels, reflecting the knowledge that readers need choice and practice at each level as their reading skills grow stronger. The books in this library shelf are also included... more

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 3

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 3

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection of high-interest nonfiction is designed to promote deep, sustained reading to learn. Featuring science and social studies topics, these books will lure children into engaged reading about a wide variety of topics, including amazing robots, skateboarding, exciting amusement parks, and space exploration. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 3 Classroom Library. For complete details... more

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 3, Below Benchmark

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 3, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection of high-interest nonfiction is designed to promote deep, sustained reading to learn. Featuring science and social studies topics, these books will lure children into engaged reading about a wide variety of topics, including amazing robots, life in other parts of the world, search and rescue dogs, and space exploration. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 3 Below Benchmark... more

Historical Fiction Book Clubs Shelf, Grade 3

Historical Fiction Book Clubs Shelf, Grade 3

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The historical fiction novels in this on-level collection provide rich content for book club conversations and are worth reading interpretively and discussing deeply. Engaging nonfiction texts support the novels by illuminating the time and place in which the historical fiction stories are set. This collection channels students to read between fiction and nonfiction, helping them to develop their analytical skills as well as their... more

Historical Fiction Book Clubs Shelf, Grades 4-5

Historical Fiction Book Clubs Shelf, Grades 4-5

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The historical fiction novels in this on-level collection provide rich content for book club conversations and are worth reading interpretively and discussing deeply. Engaging nonfiction texts support the novels by illuminating the time and place in which the historical fiction stories are set. This collection channels students to read between fiction and nonfiction, helping them to develop their analytical skills as well as their... more

Mystery Shelf, Grade 3

Mystery Shelf, Grade 3

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The mystery books in this collection give children a chance to learn and practice envisioning, predicting, monitoring for sense, retelling, summarizing, and synthesizing. While immersing themselves in these engaging books, students will need to keep track of multiple suspects, giving them an opportunity to think about secondary characters, not just the main character. This helps students prepare to read more challenging fiction... more

Mystery Shelf, Grade 3, Below Benchmark

Mystery Shelf, Grade 3, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection includes texts that are easy to grasp and also honor the maturity level of your third-grade readers. You’ll notice lots of series to hook readers and keep them reading across multiple books, as well as engaging titles and covers to help grab readers’ interest right from the start. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 3 Below Benchmark Classroom Library. For complete details... more

Picture Book Shelf, Grade 3

Picture Book Shelf, Grade 3

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The picture books in this collection are written at multiple levels, so there are levels of metaphor, meaning, and humor that readers appreciate at different times in their reading lives. Although at first glance they may look as if they are for younger readers, these picture books often take up serious issues of justice and injustice in the context of different histories, peoples, cultures, and identities. The books in this... more

Picture Book Shelf, Grade 3, Below Benchmark

Picture Book Shelf, Grade 3, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The picture books in this collection are written at multiple levels, so there are levels of metaphor, meaning, and humor that readers appreciate at different times in their reading lives. Although at first glance they may look as if they are for younger readers, these picture books  often take up serious issues of justice and injustice in the context of different histories, peoples, cultures, and identities. The books in this... more

Poetry Shelf, Grade 3

Poetry Shelf, Grade 3

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This shelf includes anthologies and chapbooks, or collections of poems by a single author. What unites this poetry is that the language, themes, topics, and content are relevant to kids’ lives. These poetry books will ignite your students’ interest in contemporary verse and serve as mentor texts for kids who read as writers. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 3 Classroom Library. For complete... more

Poetry Shelf, Grade 3, Below Benchmark

Poetry Shelf, Grade 3, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This shelf includes anthologies and chapbooks, or collections of poems by a single author. What unites this poetry is that the language, themes, topics, and content are relevant to kids’ lives. These poetry books will ignite your students’ interest in contemporary verse and serve as mentor texts for kids who read as writers. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 3 Below Benchmark Classroom... more

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 3

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 3

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has developed state-of-the-art classroom libraries for each grade level, K–8. Curated by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP colleagues along with a team of literacy leaders and children’s literature experts, these libraries contain 400–700 leveled books at each grade level—all organized into collections, shelves, and bins based on level, genre, topic, and available in versions for students... more

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 3, Below Benchmark

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 3, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has developed state-of-the-art classroom libraries for each grade level, K–8. Curated by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP colleagues along with a team of literacy leaders and children’s literature experts, these libraries contain 400–700 leveled books at each grade level—all organized into collections, shelves, and bins based on level, genre, topic, and available in versions for students... more

Animals Shelf, Grade 4

Animals Shelf, Grade 4

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection taps into children’s natural interest in animals and uses that interest to empower kids to develop as nonfiction readers.  These animal books support a deeper, more engaged, and committed sort of reading, allowing students the opportunity to categorize, compare, and contrast animals. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 4 Classroom Library. For complete details about the Teachers... more

Animals Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Animals Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection taps into children’s natural interest in animals and uses that interest to empower kids to develop as nonfiction readers.  These engaging, but easy to read, books support a deeper, more committed sort of reading. Containing a number of books about the same animals, this collection supports research clubs, providing students the opportunity to synthesize information gleaned from several sources. The books in... more

Biography Shelf, Grade 4

Biography Shelf, Grade 4

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The biographies in this collection help readers learn about people from many corners of the world who have made a positive difference. Many of the biographies are related—some are on the same person, while others are on people with similar jobs or other similarities allowing them to be compared and contrasted—and this allows your readers to develop lines of inquiry as they read from one book to another related book.  This collection... more

Biography Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Biography Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The biographies in this collection help readers learn about people from many corners of the world who have made a positive difference. Many of the biographies are related—some are on the same person, while others are on people with similar jobs or other similarities allowing them to be compared and contrasted—and this allows your readers to develop lines of inquiry as they read from one book to another related book.  This collection... more

Civil Rights Shelf, Grades 4-5

Civil Rights Shelf, Grades 4-5

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This on-level collection contains texts on the broader topic of civil rights in the United States, including the women's suffrage movement as well as the 1960s civil rights movement. Including texts on a range of topics and reading levels, this collection includes broad surveys to provide your students with an overview of the topic, as well as books on more specialized subtopics. In addition to straightforward expository nonfiction,... more

Extreme Weather and Natural Disasters Shelf, Grade 4

Extreme Weather and Natural Disasters Shelf, Grade 4

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection of exciting nonfiction books lures children into reading by tapping into their fascination with hurricanes, tornadoes, and other types of extreme weather. Within this collection, you can assemble mini-text sets at each level, so students can read up on one type of extreme weather or read across weather patterns, affording opportunities for them to become more expert on various topics and more critical readers.... more

Extreme Weather and Natural Disasters Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Extreme Weather and Natural Disasters Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection of exciting nonfiction books lures children into reading by tapping into their fascination with hurricanes, tornadoes, and other types of extreme weather. Within this collection, you can assemble mini-text sets at each level, so students can read up on one type of extreme weather or read across weather patterns, affording opportunities for them to become more expert on various topics and more critical readers.... more

Fantasy and Science Fiction Shelf, Grade 4

Fantasy and Science Fiction Shelf, Grade 4

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection introduces your students to as many authors and series as possible, setting kids up to read with tremendous volume and increased complexity. While reading these books, kids will escape their ordinary lives—but they will also study complicated settings, trace multiple plot lines and multiple themes, and investigate characters who are archetypes, as well as those who are not always what they seem. The books in... more

Fantasy and Science Fiction Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Fantasy and Science Fiction Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection introduces your below-grade-level readers to a number of engaging authors and series. Including more books from each series, this collection will help your below-grade-level readers choose multiple books at a time, read fast and furious without interruption, and begin to synthesize across hundreds of pages. Reading the fantasy and science fiction series will equip your students kids to tackle longer, denser, more... more

Fantasy Book Clubs Shelf, Grades 4-5

Fantasy Book Clubs Shelf, Grades 4-5

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection includes novels by prolific authors and by authors who write across a variety of levels, which will allow students to continue reading their favorite authors' books as they move through the reading levels. These books feature typical fantasy tropes, such as battles of good versus evil, heroes, quests, and magic. For information about additional TCRWP Library Shelves please visit CalkinsLibraries.com .

Fantasy Book Clubs Shelf, Grades 4-5, Below Benchmark

Fantasy Book Clubs Shelf, Grades 4-5, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection for below-grade-level readers includes novels by prolific authors and by authors who write across a variety of levels, which will allow students to continue reading their favorite authors' books as they move through the reading levels. These books feature typical fantasy tropes, such as battles of good versus evil, heroes, quests, and magic. For information about additional TCRWP Library Shelves please visit... more

Geography and World Cultures Shelf, Grade 4

Geography and World Cultures Shelf, Grade 4

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This on-level collection will help your students form understandings of their place in relation to others’ around the world. Students will read books about extensive physical or cultural regions, books that highlight the human and physical geography within a given place, and books about the particularities of daily life and how these experiences are the same and different across the world. Your students will be exposed to a diversity... more

Government Shelf, Grades 4-5

Government Shelf, Grades 4-5

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This on-level collection of texts helps build your readers' knowledge of government at a range of text complexity. Including not only straightforward expository nonfiction books, this collection also contains carefully selected picture books and issues of Cobblestone magazine that provide authentic opportunities for cross-text synthesis. For information about additional TCRWP Library Shelves please visit CalkinsLibraries.com .

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 4

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 4

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection of fiction books will introduce students to different authors, genres, and storylines. Accommodating a wide range of reading levels, this collection will help readers find surprising connections and interests while offering them choice and practice at each level. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 4 Classroom Library. For complete details about the Teachers College Reading... more

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

Students who read below grade level will be immediately engaged by the books in this collection. The covers and titles spark interest, and each book was carefully chosen to be age-appropriate—not childish. This fiction collection spans a wide range of reading levels, reflecting the knowledge that readers need choice and practice at each level as their reading skills grow stronger. The books in this library shelf are also included... more

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 4

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 4

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection of high-interest nonfiction is designed to promote deep, sustained reading to learn. Featuring science and social studies topics, these books will lure children into engaged reading about a wide variety of topics, including deadly plants, erupting volcanoes, epic disasters, monster trucks, and the challenges of living in historical time periods. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete... more

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection of high-interest nonfiction is designed to promote deep, sustained reading to learn. Featuring science and social studies topics, these books will lure children into engaged reading about a wide variety of topics, including amazing rainforest plants, erupting volcanoes, epic disasters, space exploration, and archaeologists’ discovery of lost cities.                 The books in this library shelf are also included... more

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 4

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 4

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The books in this collection reflect three goals: take kids on a high-energy, exciting ride; thoughtfully and appropriately immerse children into a place and time; and highlight the power of one individual, often a child, who makes a difference in the world. This historical fiction collection will help your students become powerful readers—able to handle complexity, conduct on-the-run research, and feel empathy toward characters... more

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The books in this collection reflect three goals: take kids on a high-energy, exciting ride; thoughtfully and appropriately immerse children into a place and time; and highlight the power of one individual, often a child, who makes a difference in the world. This historical fiction collection will help your students become powerful readers—able to handle complexity, conduct on-the-run research, and feel empathy toward characters... more

Interpretation Book Clubs Shelf, Grades 4-6

Interpretation Book Clubs Shelf, Grades 4-6

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

This on-level collection includes books that supported close, deep, thoughtful interpretation reading. These books offer multiple ways to be interpreted and compared, provoking wonderful cross-text conversations. For information about additional TCRWP Library Shelves please visit CalkinsLibraries.com .

Mystery Shelf, Grade 4

Mystery Shelf, Grade 4

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The mystery books in this collection give children a chance to learn and practice envisioning, predicting, monitoring for sense, retelling, summarizing, and synthesizing. While immersing themselves in these engaging books, students will need to keep track of multiple suspects, giving them an opportunity to think about secondary characters, not just the main character. This helps students prepare to read more challenging fiction... more

Mystery Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Mystery Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection includes texts that are easy to grasp and also honor the maturity level of your fourth-grade readers. You’ll notice lots of series to hook readers and keep them reading across multiple books, as well as engaging titles and covers to help grab readers’ interest right from the start. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 4 Below Benchmark Classroom Library. For complete details... more

Picture Book Shelf, Grade 4

Picture Book Shelf, Grade 4

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The picture books in this collection are written at multiple levels, so there are levels of metaphor, meaning, and humor that readers appreciate at different times in their reading lives. Although at first glance they may look as if they are for younger readers, these picture books  often take up serious issues of justice and injustice in the context of different histories, peoples, cultures, and identities. The books in this... more

Picture Book Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Picture Book Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The picture books in this collection are written at multiple levels, so there are levels of metaphor, meaning, and humor that readers appreciate at different times in their reading lives. Although at first glance they may look as if they are for younger readers, these picture books  often take up serious issues of justice and injustice in the context of different histories, peoples, cultures, and identities. The books in this... more

Poetry Shelf, Grade 4

Poetry Shelf, Grade 4

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This shelf includes anthologies and chapbooks, or collections of poems by a single author. What unites this poetry is that the language, themes, topics, and content are relevant to kids’ lives. These poetry books will ignite your students’ interest in contemporary verse and serve as mentor texts for kids who read as writers. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 4 Classroom Library. For complete... more

Poetry Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Poetry Shelf, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This shelf includes anthologies and chapbooks, or collections of poems by a single author. What unites this poetry is that the language, themes, topics, and content are relevant to kids’ lives. These poetry books will ignite your students’ interest in contemporary verse and serve as mentor texts for kids who read as writers. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 4 Below Benchmark Classroom... more

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 4

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 4

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has developed state-of-the-art classroom libraries for each grade level, K–8. Curated by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP colleagues along with a team of literacy leaders and children’s literature experts, these libraries contain 400–700 leveled books at each grade level—all organized into collections, shelves, and bins based on level, genre, topic, and available in versions for students... more

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 4, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has developed state-of-the-art classroom libraries for each grade level, K–8. Curated by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP colleagues along with a team of literacy leaders and children’s literature experts, these libraries contain 400–700 leveled books at each grade level—all organized into collections, shelves, and bins based on level, genre, topic, and available in versions for students... more

The American Revolution Shelf, Grades 4-5

The American Revolution Shelf, Grades 4-5

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This on-level collection of rich nonfiction books allows your readers to immerse themselves in this pivotal event in American history. By exploring a range of perspectives and reading multiple accounts of events, these books help students develop interpretations that deepen their understanding of our history. This collection contains books that illustrate cause and effect, compare and contrast, and chronological retellings of... more

Westward Expansion Shelf, Grades 4-6

Westward Expansion Shelf, Grades 4-6

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

This rich and engaging collection includes on-level texts that are diverse in focus, perspective, level, and format. You'll find survey books to provide readers with an overview of the period of westward expansion, as well as texts that will help students delve more deeply into more specialized subtopics. If you are teaching The Lens of History from the fifth-grade writing Units of Study, this collection will support the critical... more

Animals Shelf, Grade 5

Animals Shelf, Grade 5

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection taps into children’s natural interest in animals and uses that interest to empower kids to develop as nonfiction readers.  These engaging  books support a deeper, more committed sort of reading, allowing students the opportunity to categorize, compare, and contrast animals. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 5 Classroom Library. For complete details about the Teachers College... more

Animals Shelf, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

Animals Shelf, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection taps into children’s natural interest in animals and uses that interest to empower kids to develop as nonfiction readers.  These animal books support a deeper, more engaged, and committed sort of reading. This collection supports research clubs, containing many books that address a particular animal in ways that will help kids to synthesize information across those texts. The books in this library shelf are... more

Argument and Advocacy Shelf, Grades 5-6

Argument and Advocacy Shelf, Grades 5-6

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

This on-level collection contains sets of books on debatable issues. For each issue, the selection of books offers different perspectives, encouraging your students to remain open to multiple perspectives and to complexity. If you teach the Argument and Advocacy unit or The Research-Based Argument Essays unit from the fifth-grade reading or writing Units of Study, this collection will support the research and debate work your... more

Biography Shelf, Grade 5

Biography Shelf, Grade 5

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The biographies in this collection help readers learn about people from many corners of the world who have made a positive difference. Many of the biographies are related—some are on the same person, while others are on people with similar jobs or other similarities allowing them to be compared and contrasted—and this allows your readers to develop lines of inquiry as they read from one book to another related book.  This collection... more

Biography Shelf, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

Biography Shelf, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The biographies in this collection help readers learn about people from many corners of the world who have made a positive difference. Many of the biographies are related—some are on the same person, while others are on people with similar jobs or other similarities allowing them to be compared and contrasted—and this allows your readers to develop lines of inquiry as they read from one book to another related book.  This collection... more

Fantasy and Science Fiction Shelf, Grade 5

Fantasy and Science Fiction Shelf, Grade 5

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection introduces your students to as many authors and series as possible, setting kids up to read with tremendous volume and increased complexity. While reading these books, kids will escape their ordinary lives—but they will also study complicated settings, trace multiple plot lines and multiple themes, and investigate characters who are archetypes, as well as those who are not always what they seem. The books in... more

Fantasy and Science Fiction Shelf, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

Fantasy and Science Fiction Shelf, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection introduces your below-grade-level readers to a number of engaging authors and series. Including more books from each series, this collection will help your below-grade-level readers choose multiple books at a time, read fast and furious without interruption, and begin to synthesize across hundreds of pages. Reading the fantasy and science fiction series will equip your students kids to tackle longer, denser, more... more

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 5

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 5

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection of fiction books will introduce students to different authors, genres, and storylines. Accommodating a wide range of reading levels, this collection will help readers find surprising connections and interests while offering them choice and practice at each level. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 5 Classroom Library. For complete details about the Teachers College Reading... more

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

Students who read below grade level will be immediately engaged by the books in this collection. The covers and titles spark interest, and each book was carefully chosen to be age-appropriate—not childish. This fiction collection spans a wide range of reading levels, reflecting the knowledge that readers need choice and practice at each level as their reading skills grow stronger. The books in this library shelf are also included... more

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 5

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 5

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection of high-interest nonfiction is designed to promote deep, sustained reading to learn. Featuring science and social studies topics, these books will lure children into engaged reading about a wide variety of topics, including amazing inventions, secrets of the past, rainforest plants, space exploration, and dangerous shipwrecks. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 5 Classroom... more

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection of high-interest nonfiction is designed to promote deep, sustained reading to learn. Featuring science and social studies topics, these books will lure children into engaged reading about a wide variety of topics, including amazing inventions, secrets of the past, epic disasters, unsolved mysteries, and deadly places on earth. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 5 Below Benchmark... more

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 5

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 5

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The books in this collection reflect three goals: take kids on a high-energy, exciting ride; thoughtfully and appropriately immerse children into a place and time; and highlight the power of one individual, often a child, who makes a difference in the world. This historical fiction collection will help your students become powerful readers—able to handle complexity, conduct on-the-run research, and feel empathy toward characters... more

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The books in this collection reflect three goals: take kids on a high-energy, exciting ride; thoughtfully and appropriately immerse children into a place and time; and highlight the power of one individual, often a child, who makes a difference in the world. This historical fiction collection will help your students become powerful readers—able to handle complexity, conduct on-the-run research, and feel empathy toward characters... more

Mystery Shelf, Grade 5

Mystery Shelf, Grade 5

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The mystery books in this collection give children a chance to learn and practice envisioning, predicting, monitoring for sense, retelling, summarizing, and synthesizing. While immersing themselves in these engaging books, students will need to keep track of multiple suspects, giving them an opportunity to think about secondary characters, not just the main character. This helps students prepare to read more challenging fiction... more

Mystery Shelf, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

Mystery Shelf, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This collection includes texts that are easy to grasp and also honor the maturity level of your fifth-grade readers. You’ll notice lots of series to hook readers and keep them reading across multiple books, as well as engaging titles and covers to help grab readers’ interest right from the start. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 5 Below Benchmark Classroom Library. For complete details... more

Picture Book Shelf, Grade 5

Picture Book Shelf, Grade 5

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The picture books in this collection are written at multiple levels, so there are levels of metaphor, meaning, and humor that readers appreciate at different times in their reading lives. Although at first glance they may look as if they are for younger readers, these picture books  often take up serious issues of justice and injustice in the context of different histories, peoples, cultures, and identities.  The books in... more

Picture Book Shelf, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

Picture Book Shelf, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The picture books in this collection are written at multiple levels, so there are levels of metaphor, meaning, and humor that readers appreciate at different times in their reading lives. Although at first glance they may look as if they are for younger readers, these picture books often take up serious issues of justice and injustice in the context of different histories, peoples, cultures, and identities. The books in this... more

Poetry Shelf, Grade 5

Poetry Shelf, Grade 5

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This shelf includes anthologies and chapbooks, or collections of poems by a single author. What unites this poetry is that the language, themes, topics, and content are relevant to kids’ lives. These poetry books will ignite your students’ interest in contemporary verse and serve as mentor texts for kids who read as writers.  The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 5 Classroom Library. For complete... more

Poetry Shelf, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

Poetry Shelf, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

This shelf includes anthologies and chapbooks, or collections of poems by a single author. What unites this poetry is that the language, themes, topics, and content are relevant to kids’ lives. These poetry books will ignite your students’ interest in contemporary verse and serve as mentor texts for kids who read as writers. The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 5 Below Benchmark Classroom... more

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 5

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 5

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has developed state-of-the-art classroom libraries for each grade level, K–8. Curated by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP colleagues along with a team of literacy leaders and children’s literature experts, these libraries contain 400–700 leveled books at each grade level—all organized into collections, shelves, and bins based on level, genre, topic, and available in versions for students... more

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 5, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Norah Mallaney, Shana Frazin

(Bundle)

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has developed state-of-the-art classroom libraries for each grade level, K–8. Curated by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP colleagues along with a team of literacy leaders and children’s literature experts, these libraries contain 400–700 leveled books at each grade level—all organized into collections, shelves, and bins based on level, genre, topic, and available in versions for students... more

A Guide to the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Libraries

A Guide to the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Libraries

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Paperback)

Kids who have access to great books become readers. There is simply nothing that makes teaching reading easier, that gets kids reading with greater volume, or that lifts reading skills higher than a collection of truly fabulous books. To help you achieve these ambitions results, the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, consulting with a wide range of literacy leaders and young adult literature experts, developed state-of-the-art... more

Adventure Shelf, Grade 6

Adventure Shelf, Grade 6

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

These books will grab the attention of students who love the fast-paced plots of classic adventure stories, but this collection is also designed to extend students' interests beyond this shelf. A student who reads an adventure book set in an alternative world will be more likely to try a fantasy or dystopian novel, while reader who loves the format of an adventure graphic novel may pick up historical fiction graphic novels as... more

Adventure Shelf, Grade 6, Below Benchmark

Adventure Shelf, Grade 6, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

These books will grab the attention of students who love the fast-paced plots of classic adventure stories, but this collection is also designed to extend students' interests beyond this shelf. A student who reads an adventure book set in an alternative world will be more likely to try a fantasy or dystopian novel, while reader who loves the format of an adventure graphic novel may pick up historical fiction graphic novels as... more

Biography Shelf, Grade 6

Biography Shelf, Grade 6

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

The biographies in this collection help readers learn about people from many corners of the world who have made a positive difference. Many of the biographies are related—some are on the same person, while others are on people with similar jobs or other similarities allowing them to be compared and contrasted—and this allows your readers to develop lines of inquiry as they read from one book to another related book.  This collection... more

Biography Shelf, Grade 6, Below Benchmark

Biography Shelf, Grade 6, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

The biographies in this collection help readers learn about people from many corners of the world who have made a positive difference. Many of the biographies are related—some are on the same person, while others are on people with similar jobs or other similarities allowing them to be compared and contrasted—and this allows your readers to develop lines of inquiry as they read from one book to another related book.  This collection... more

Fantasy and Dystopia Book Clubs Shelf, Grades 6-8

Fantasy and Dystopia Book Clubs Shelf, Grades 6-8

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

These on-level books will appeal both to avid fantasy and dystopian readers and students who are not yet familiar with the genre. This collection includes some well-known books, as well as some lesser-known gem, featuring typical fantasy tropes, such as battles of good versus evil, heroes, quests, and magic. By including the first books in fantasy and dytopian series, this collection will inspire students' continued reading after... more

Fantasy and Dystopia Shelf, Grade 6

Fantasy and Dystopia Shelf, Grade 6

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

This collection of books will immerse your students in complex faraway worlds, where they will encounter compelling characters—some of whom are archetypes and others who are not always what they seem. These books require students to trace multiple plotlines and themes. By including the first few books of the most engaging fantasy series, this collection will grab your students' interest and inspire them to read even more of the... more

Fantasy and Dystopia Shelf, Grade 6, Below Benchmark

Fantasy and Dystopia Shelf, Grade 6, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

This collection of books will immerse your students in complex faraway worlds, where they will encounter compelling characters—some of whom are archetypes and others who are not always what they seem. These books require students to trace multiple plotlines and themes. To increase students' reading volume, this collection introduces the most engaging fantasy series by including the five books of each series to help your below-grade-level... more

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 6

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 6

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

This collection introduces students to different authors, storylines, and genres, including realistic fiction, action-adventure, sports, and graphic novels. These books, all carefully chosen to be appropriate for the maturity level of sixth-grade readers, contain characters that resonate with students, and many deal with important social issues making an impact on kids in our society today.                      The books in... more

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 6, Below Benchmark

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 6, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

These books, geared to readers below grade level, are immediately engaging and were carefully chosen to respect the maturity level of sixth-graders. These books introduce students to different authors, storylines, and genres, including realistic fiction, action-adventure, sports, and graphic novels. The characters resonate with students, and many of these books deal with important social issues making an impact on kids in our... more

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 6

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 6

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

This collection of high-interest nonfiction is designed to promote deep, sustained reading to learn. Featuring science and social studies topics, these books will lure students into engaged reading about a wide variety of topics, including black holes, ancient civilizations, space exploration, and famines and disasters. Many of these books share similar topics with those on other shelves, such as the Biography or Historical Fiction... more

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 6, Below Benchmark

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 6, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

This collection of high-interest nonfiction is designed to promote deep, sustained reading to learn. Featuring science and social studies topics, these books will lure students into engaged reading about a wide variety of topics, including black holes, ancient civilizations, scary monsters, and amusement park science. Many of these books share similar topics with those on other shelves, such as the Biography or Historical Fiction... more

Historical Fiction Book Clubs Shelf, Grades 6-8

Historical Fiction Book Clubs Shelf, Grades 6-8

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

The historical fiction novels in this on-level collection provide rich content for book club conversations and are worth reading interpretively and discussing deeply. This collection also include engaging nonfiction texts that support the novels by illuminating the time and place in which the historical fiction stories are set. This collection channels students to read between fiction and nonfiction, helping them to develop their... more

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 6

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 6

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

This collection of books provides readers with both a buckle-your-seatbelt plotline and an inspirational life-lesson. They tell stories of times of crisis throughout history, weaving in stories about how a person—usually a young person—finds a way to rise to the challenges of his or her times. Your students will be moved by these books, making it easy for you to teach them higher-level interpretation skills.            The... more

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 6, Below Benchmark

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 6, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

This collection of books provides readers with both a buckle-your-seatbelt plotline and an inspirational life-lesson. They tell stories of times of crisis throughout history, weaving in stories about how a person—usually a young person—finds a way to rise to the challenges of his or her times. Your students will be moved by these books, making it easy for you to teach them higher-level interpretation skills. The books in this... more

Mystery Shelf, Grade 6

Mystery Shelf, Grade 6

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

The books in this exciting, fast-paced, action-packed collection will hook readers from the start, drawing them in by the plot and the chance to race alongside the detective as he or she solves the mystery. These books help students build their skills of envisioning, predicting, monitoring for sense, retelling, summarizing, and synthesizing, preparing them to read more challenging fiction later on. The books in this library... more

Mystery Shelf, Grade 6, Below Benchmark

Mystery Shelf, Grade 6, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

The books in this exciting, fast-paced, action-packed collection will hook readers from the start, drawing them in by the plot and the chance to race alongside the detective as he or she solves the mystery. These books help students build their skills of envisioning, predicting, monitoring for sense, retelling, summarizing, and synthesizing, preparing them to read more challenging fiction later on. The books in this library... more

Nonfiction Book Clubs Shelf, Grades 6-8

Nonfiction Book Clubs Shelf, Grades 6-8

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

This on-level collection contains books that will support clubs interested in teen activism, war, and food/water issues—topics that can encourage even the most reluctant readers to become interested in nonfiction texts. A number of the nonfiction club books will invite your readers to consider their own values and beliefs, and to see themselves as agents of change, like the heroes in their books. For information about additional... more

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 6

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 6

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has developed state-of-the-art classroom libraries for each grade level, K–8. Curated by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP colleagues along with a team of literacy leaders and children’s literature experts, these libraries contain 400–700 leveled books at each grade level—all organized into collections, shelves, and bins based on level, genre, topic, and available in versions for students... more

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 6, Below Benchmark

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 6, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has developed state-of-the-art classroom libraries for each grade level, K–8. Curated by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP colleagues along with a team of literacy leaders and children’s literature experts, these libraries contain 400–700 leveled books at each grade level—all organized into collections, shelves, and bins based on level, genre, topic, and available in versions for students... more

Adventure Shelf, Grade 7

Adventure Shelf, Grade 7

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

These books will grab the attention of students who love the fast-paced plots of classic adventure stories, but this collection is also designed to extend students' interests beyond this shelf. A student who reads an adventure book set in an alternative world will be more likely to try a fantasy or dystopian novel, while reader who loves the format of an adventure graphic novel may pick up historical fiction graphic novels as... more

Adventure Shelf, Grade 7, Below Benchmark

Adventure Shelf, Grade 7, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

These books will grab the attention of students who love the fast-paced plots of classic adventure stories, but this collection is also designed to extend students' interests beyond this shelf. A student who reads an adventure book set in an alternative world will be more likely to try a fantasy or dystopian novel, while reader who loves the format of an adventure graphic novel may pick up historical fiction graphic novels as... more

Biography Shelf, Grade 7

Biography Shelf, Grade 7

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

The biographies in this collection help readers learn about people from many corners of the world who have made a positive difference. Many of the biographies are related—some are on the same person, while others are on people with similar jobs or other similarities allowing them to be compared and contrasted—and this allows your readers to develop lines of inquiry as they read from one book to another related book.  This collection... more

Biography Shelf, Grade 7, Below Benchmark

Biography Shelf, Grade 7, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

The biographies in this collection help readers learn about people from many corners of the world who have made a positive difference. Many of the biographies are related—some are on the same person, while others are on people with similar jobs or other similarities allowing them to be compared and contrasted—and this allows your readers to develop lines of inquiry as they read from one book to another related book.  This collection... more

Fantasy and Dystopia Shelf, Grade 7

Fantasy and Dystopia Shelf, Grade 7

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

This collection of books will immerse your students in complex faraway worlds, where they will encounter compelling characters—some of whom are archetypes and others who are not always what they seem. These books require students to trace multiple plotlines and themes. By including the first few books of the most engaging fantasy series, this collection will grab your students' interest and inspire them to read even more of the... more

Fantasy and Dystopia Shelf, Grade 7, Below Benchmark

Fantasy and Dystopia Shelf, Grade 7, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

This collection of books will immerse your students in complex faraway worlds, where they will encounter compelling characters—some of whom are archetypes and others who are not always what they seem. These books require students to trace multiple plotlines and themes. To increase students' reading volume, this collection introduces the most engaging fantasy series by including the five books of each series to help your below-grade-level... more

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 7

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 7

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

This collection introduces students to different authors, storylines, and genres, including realistic fiction, action-adventure, sports, and graphic novels. These books, all carefully chosen to be appropriate for the maturity level of seventh-grade readers, contain characters that resonate with students, and many deal with important social issues making an impact on kids in our society today.... more

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 7, Below Benchmark

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 7, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

These books, geared to readers below grade level, are immediately engaging and were carefully chosen to respect the maturity level of seventh-graders. These books introduce students to different authors, storylines, and genres, including realistic fiction, action-adventure, sports, and graphic novels. The characters resonate with students, and many of these books deal with important social issues making an impact on kids in our... more

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 7

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 7

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

This collection of high-interest nonfiction is designed to promote deep, sustained reading to learn. Featuring science and social studies topics, these books will lure students into engaged reading about a wide variety of topics, including Vikings, environmental issues, and the Great Molasses Flood of 1919. Many of these books share similar topics with those on other shelves, such as the Biography or Historical Fiction shelves,... more

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 7, Below Benchmark

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 7, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

This collection of high-interest nonfiction is designed to promote deep, sustained reading to learn. Featuring science and social studies topics, these books will lure students into engaged reading about a wide variety of topics, including dangerous creatures, space exploration, and the Alamo. Many of these books share similar topics with those on other shelves, such as the Biography or Historical Fiction shelves, inviting students... more

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 7

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 7

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

This collection of books provides readers with both a buckle-your-seatbelt plotline and an inspirational life-lesson. They tell stories of times of crisis throughout history, weaving in stories about how a person—usually a young person—finds a way to rise to the challenges of his or her times. Your students will be moved by these books, making it easy for you to teach them higher-level interpretation skills.... more

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 7, Below Benchmark

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 7, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

This collection of books provides readers with both a buckle-your-seatbelt plotline and an inspirational life-lesson. They tell stories of times of crisis throughout history, weaving in stories about how a person—usually a young person—finds a way to rise to the challenges of his or her times. Your students will be moved by these books, making it easy for you to teach them higher-level interpretation skills. The books in this... more

Mystery Shelf, Grade 7

Mystery Shelf, Grade 7

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

The books in this exciting, fast-paced, action-packed collection will hook readers from the start, drawing them in by the plot and the chance to race alongside the detective as he or she solves the mystery. These books help students build their skills of envisioning, predicting, monitoring for sense, retelling, summarizing, and synthesizing, preparing them to read more challenging fiction later on.                       The... more

Mystery Shelf, Grade 7, Below Benchmark

Mystery Shelf, Grade 7, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

The books in this exciting, fast-paced, action-packed collection will hook readers from the start, drawing them in by the plot and the chance to race alongside the detective as he or she solves the mystery. These books help students build their skills of envisioning, predicting, monitoring for sense, retelling, summarizing, and synthesizing, preparing them to read more challenging fiction later on. The books in this library... more

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 7

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 7

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has developed state-of-the-art classroom libraries for each grade level, K–8. Curated by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP colleagues along with a team of literacy leaders and children’s literature experts, these libraries contain 400–700 leveled books at each grade level—all organized into collections, shelves, and bins based on level, genre, topic, and available in versions for students... more

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 7, Below Benchmark

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 7, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has developed state-of-the-art classroom libraries for each grade level, K–8. Curated by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP colleagues along with a team of literacy leaders and children’s literature experts, these libraries contain 400–700 leveled books at each grade level—all organized into collections, shelves, and bins based on level, genre, topic, and available in versions for students... more

Adventure Shelf, Grade 8

Adventure Shelf, Grade 8

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

These books will grab the attention of students who love the fast-paced plots of classic adventure stories, but this collection is also designed to extend students' interests beyond this shelf. A student who reads an adventure book set in an alternative world will be more likely to try a fantasy or dystopian novel, while reader who loves the format of an adventure graphic novel may pick up historical fiction graphic novels as... more

Adventure Shelf, Grade 8, Below Benchmark

Adventure Shelf, Grade 8, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

These books will grab the attention of students who love the fast-paced plots of classic adventure stories, but this collection is also designed to extend students' interests beyond this shelf. A student who reads an adventure book set in an alternative world will be more likely to try a fantasy or dystopian novel, while reader who loves the format of an adventure graphic novel may pick up historical fiction graphic novels as... more

Biography Shelf, Grade 8

Biography Shelf, Grade 8

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

The biographies in this collection help readers learn about people from many corners of the world who have made a positive difference. Many of the biographies are related—some are on the same person, while others are on people with similar jobs or other similarities allowing them to be compared and contrasted—and this allows your readers to develop lines of inquiry as they read from one book to another related book.  This collection... more

Biography Shelf, Grade 8, Below Benchmark

Biography Shelf, Grade 8, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

(Bundle)

The biographies in this collection help readers learn about people from many corners of the world who have made a positive difference. Many of the biographies are related—some are on the same person, while others are on people with similar jobs or other similarities allowing them to be compared and contrasted—and this allows your readers to develop lines of inquiry as they read from one book to another related book.  This collection... more

Classics Shelf, Grade 8

Classics Shelf, Grade 8

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

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This collection includes well-known classics from a range of diverse authors and time periods. These books will help students build cultural literacy, making them familiar with the themes, characters, archetypes, and literary traditions of these classic texts, and preparing them for a deeper understanding of contemporary literature that draws on these classic texts.    The books in this library shelf are also included in the... more

Fantasy and Dystopia Shelf, Grade 8

Fantasy and Dystopia Shelf, Grade 8

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

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This collection of books will immerse your students in complex faraway worlds, where they will encounter compelling characters—some of whom are archetypes and others who are not always what they seem. These books require students to trace multiple plotlines and themes. By including the first few books of the most engaging fantasy series, this collection will grab your students' interest and inspire them to read even more of the... more

Fantasy and Dystopia Shelf, Grade 8, Below Benchmark

Fantasy and Dystopia Shelf, Grade 8, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

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This collection of books will immerse your students in complex faraway worlds, where they will encounter compelling characters—some of whom are archetypes and others who are not always what they seem. These books require students to trace multiple plotlines and themes. To increase students' reading volume, this collection introduces the most engaging fantasy series by including the five books of each series to help your below-grade-level... more

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 8

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 8

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

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This collection introduces students to different authors, storylines, and genres, including realistic fiction, action-adventure, sports, and graphic novels. These books, all carefully chosen to be appropriate for the maturity level of eighth-grade readers, contain characters that resonate with students, and many deal with important social issues making an impact on kids in our society today.                          The books... more

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 8, Below Benchmark

High-Interest Fiction Shelf, Grade 8, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

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These books, geared to readers below grade level, are immediately engaging and were carefully chosen to respect the maturity level of eighth-graders. These books introduce students to different authors, storylines, and genres, including realistic fiction, action-adventure, sports, and graphic novels. The characters resonate with students, and many of these books deal with important social issues making an impact on kids in our... more

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 8

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 8

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

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This collection of high-interest nonfiction is designed to promote deep, sustained reading to learn. Featuring science and social studies topics, these books will lure students into engaged reading about a wide variety of topics, including the civil rights movement, Typhoid Mary, life behind the Iron Curtain, and ebola. Many of these books share similar topics with those on other shelves, such as the Biography or Historical Fiction... more

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 8, Below Benchmark

High-Interest Nonfiction Shelf, Grade 8, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

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This collection of high-interest nonfiction is designed to promote deep, sustained reading to learn. Featuring science and social studies topics, these books will lure students into engaged reading about a wide variety of topics, including the civil rights movement, extreme supercars, the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and invasive species. Many of these books share similar topics with those on other shelves, such as the Biography... more

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 8

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 8

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

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This collection of books provides readers with both a buckle-your-seatbelt plotline and an inspirational life-lesson. They tell stories of times of crisis throughout history, weaving in stories about how a person—usually a young person—finds a way to rise to the challenges of his or her times. Your students will be moved by these books, making it easy for you to teach them higher-level interpretation skills.... more

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 8, Below Benchmark

Historical Fiction Shelf, Grade 8, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

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This collection of books provides readers with both a buckle-your-seatbelt plotline and an inspirational life-lesson. They tell stories of times of crisis throughout history, weaving in stories about how a person—usually a young person—finds a way to rise to the challenges of his or her times. Your students will be moved by these books, making it easy for you to teach them higher-level interpretation skills. The books in this... more

Mystery Shelf, Grade 8

Mystery Shelf, Grade 8

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

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The books in this exciting, fast-paced, action-packed collection will hook readers from the start, drawing them in by the plot and the chance to race alongside the detective as he or she solves the mystery. These books help students build their skills of envisioning, predicting, monitoring for sense, retelling, summarizing, and synthesizing, preparing them to read more challenging fiction later on.                 The books... more

Mystery Shelf, Grade 8, Below Benchmark

Mystery Shelf, Grade 8, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

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The books in this exciting, fast-paced, action-packed collection will hook readers from the start, drawing them in by the plot and the chance to race alongside the detective as he or she solves the mystery. These books help students build their skills of envisioning, predicting, monitoring for sense, retelling, summarizing, and synthesizing, preparing them to read more challenging fiction later on. The books in this library... more

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 8

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 8

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

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The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has developed state-of-the-art classroom libraries for each grade level, K–8. Curated by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP colleagues along with a team of literacy leaders and children’s literature experts, these libraries contain 400–700 leveled books at each grade level—all organized into collections, shelves, and bins based on level, genre, topic, and available in versions for students... more

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 8, Below Benchmark

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Library, Grade 8, Below Benchmark

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Heather Michael

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The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has developed state-of-the-art classroom libraries for each grade level, K–8. Curated by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP colleagues along with a team of literacy leaders and children’s literature experts, these libraries contain 400–700 leveled books at each grade level—all organized into collections, shelves, and bins based on level, genre, topic, and available in versions for students... more