GR Short Reads NONFICTION Level W Pack


The all-new Guided Reading Short Reads Nonfiction gives students the practice they need to read and understand the complex, informational texts that we encounter every day. Students dive right into challenging & relevant content while learning key strategies to uncover deep meaning. With a wide range of subjects and text types, students will expand their academic and domain-specific vocabulary and deepen their comprehension and analytical skills. Put it all together, and Guided Reading Short Reads Nonfiction is an essential tool to prepare all K-6 students for assessments and real world readiness.

NEW! Guided Reading Short Reads Nonfiction:
• Fits seamlessly into classroom guided reading groups
• Teaches strategies for decoding and comprehending complex texts
• Builds rich domain-specific vocabulary across content areas
• Engages students with thematically linked passages across text types
• Provides sufficiently complex, short informational texts worthy of being read, reread, and analyzed

Level W:

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

Level W Titles

  • Theodore Roosevelt Shot
  • Fighting Crime
  • What Is an American?
  • How Surfers Catch a Wave
  • Just How Smart Are Animals?
  • South America’s Extreme Sites
  • The Great Fire
  • To Miss Anne Mansfield Sullivan
  • What Is a Tessellation?
  • What Killed the Dinosaurs?


  • ISBN13: 9780545798211
  • Format: Guided Reading Collection
  • Grades: 5 - 6
  • Guided Reading Level: GR Level W