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Extensions in Reading

Grades 1–8 | Great for Tier 1

Strengthen reading comprehension skills. The Extensions in Reading® Series contains research-based lessons that ensure mastery with rich nonfiction and fiction selections, direct instruction, guided review, independent practice, and embedded test-taking practice.

  • Lesson extensions engage students in writing, research, and cross-curricular activities.
  • Teacher-directed instruction draws on models to explain the skill. Students complete the activities working independently or in small groups, and answer selected-response questions in a standards-based test format.

Perfect for use with the CARS & STARS Series

Great preparation for CCSS with leveled informational and literary passages.

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QtyExtensions in Reading Series

  Book A (Gr. 1) Student Book WS10100 978-0-7609-3677-1     $8.95
  Book A (Gr. 1) Teacher Guide WS10100.9 978-0-7609-3686-3     $7.25
  Book B (Gr. 2) Student Book WS10101 978-0-7609-3678-8     $8.95
  Book B (Gr. 2) Teacher Guide WS10101.9 978-0-7609-3687-0     $7.25
  Book C (Gr. 3) Student Book WS10102 978-0-7609-3679-5     $8.95
  Book C (Gr. 3) Teacher Guide WS10102.9 978-0-7609-3688-7     $7.25
  Book D (Gr. 4) Student Book WS10103 978-0-7609-3680-1     $8.95
  Book D (Gr. 4) Teacher Guide WS10103.9 978-0-7609-3689-4     $7.25
  Book E (Gr. 5) Student Book WS10104 978-0-7609-3681-8     $8.95
  Book E (Gr. 5) Teacher Guide WS10104.9 978-0-7609-3690-0     $7.25
  Book F (Gr. 6) Student Book WS10105 978-0-7609-3682-5     $8.95
  Book F (Gr. 6) Teacher Guide WS10105.9 978-0-7609-3691-7     $7.25
  Book G (Gr. 7) Student Book WS10106 978-0-7609-3683-2     $8.95
  Book G (Gr. 7) Teacher Guide WS10106.9 978-0-7609-3692-4     $7.25
  Book H (Gr. 8) Student Book WS10107 978-0-7609-3684-9     $8.95
  Book H (Gr. 8) Teacher Guide WS10107.9 978-0-7609-3693-1     $7.25

Students improve their skills using:

  • Graphic organizers
  • Models
  • Characteristics of literary forms
  • Vocabulary
  • Longer reading passages in a range of genres
  • Paired selections
  • Test-prep format for assessment

The Extensions in Reading Series focuses on 12 standards-based reading skills:

  • Finding main idea
  • Recalling facts and details
  • Understanding sequence
  • Recognizing cause and effect
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • Making predictions
  • Finding word meaning in context
  • Drawing conclusions and making inferences
  • Distinguishing fact from opinion
  • Identifying author's purpose
  • Interpreting figurative language
  • Summarizing

Extensions in Reading includes:

  • Student books in Levels A–H with Check Your Understanding activity in every lesson, self-assessment questions, and cumulative review lessons
  • Teacher guides with answer form, answer key, and assessment questions

The series supports ELL and ESL students with:

  • Explicit instruction
  • Graphic organizers
  • Theme-based instruction

Correlation to the Alliance for Excellent Education report to Carnegie Corporation: Reading Next—Elements of Effective Adolescent Literacy Programs.

Related Products

CARS®, STARS®, and Extensions in Reading® Book CollectionSAVE!
25 Student Books plus a Teacher Guide from each of the three series. Total 75 Student Books, 3 Teacher Guides:

  • Pretest, benchmark, and post test—CARS® Series
  • Instruction—STARS® Series Plus
  • Application—Extensions in Reading® Series

Comprehensive Assessment of Reading Strategies (CARS®)
Strategies To Achieve Reading Success (STARS®)
FOCUS on Reading
TEST READY® Reading Longer Passages

My teachers find it easy to use. They like the format and how it follows the Ohio Achievement Tests. We are using it to help prepare our students for the short answers and extended response questions on the OAT.

Howard Baum, Ohio


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