Reading PowerWorks® Program Overview

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Discover content-area theme sets organized for the way you teach!

Reading PowerWorks® is a flexible alternative for teaching essential science, social studies, and math content while helping all students develop the reading strategies they need to succeed in school—and in life! Literacy experts have developed the content and selected the best fiction and nonfiction books to illustrate each theme—so you don't have to spend the time searching for thematically related material. Choose from 34 standards-based Theme Sets to tie to your curriculum.

Each Theme Set includes:

1 Read-Aloud Fiction Trade Book to briefly introduce the theme concept, build background, and activate prior knowledge.
1 Shared Reading Nonfiction Big Book to explore the concept in-depth and introduce basic nonfiction text features.

6 Little Book versions of the Big Book for read-alongs and re-reading.

3 sets of paired fiction and nonfiction leveled texts to expand all students' understanding of the theme (6 copies of each book, 36 total).

Audio for each title to help struggling readers and English Language Learning (ELL) students access information.

Trade Book Library with carefully selected fiction and nonfiction to further students' understanding of the theme.
Teacher Resource Book and PowerSkills
  • Teacher Resource Books with lesson plans, phonics activities, assessment, and home connections
  • PowerSkills—a teacher resource specially designed to reinforce the 5 key reading skills through the content in the Reading PowerWorks program
Reading PowerWorks Overview

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