The Real Deal®

Grades 4 to 8

Winner of the Association of Educational Publishers' Distinguished Achievement Award for "Best Children's Instructional Books"

Nonfiction books packed with interesting facts and kid-friendly humor
The Real Deal informational texts give kids a fun, nonfiction reading experience while building the skills they need to become strategic, content-area readers. Jokes and cartoons coupled with high-interest topics keep students coming back for more.

The Real Deal features:

  • 48 books, 32 pages each
  • Reading Level 2–3; Interest Level 4–8
  • Guided Reading Level L–O
  • Word count: 700–2,000 words, 3 chapters in each book
  • Matching E-Book and word-for-word Audio Book with every 6-Pack!
  • Eight 84-page Sundance Hi-Lo Reading Teacher Guides with strong support
  • A FREE Smart Word vocabulary card and book label for every title

The Real Deal series:

  • Keeps students excited to read with high-interest content and illustrations.
  • Encourages fluency—specialized vocabulary words are highlighted and defined within the same paragraph!
  • Introduces students to nonfiction elements, such as table of contents, chapter headings, tables, charts, captions, and more.
  • Helps students summarize what they have just read with a handy "Fact File" at the end of each book.
  • Supports struggling readers with short, manageable chapters.

Teacher Guides
The Sundance Hi-Lo Reading Teacher Guides provide an 8-page lesson plan for each title in the series that includes 6 reproducible skill sheets for every book!

Accelerated Reader® quizzes are available for selected titles.

Follow this link for a more detailed description of Sundance Hi-Lo Reading.

E-Books Available!
Perfect for whole class and small group settings.
Download an E-Book Sample.
Download an E-Book Sample.
(6 MB)

Titles in this Series Guided Rdg Level Lexile®
The Real Deal®—Yellow L 590L - 730L
The Real Deal®—Yellow Plus L 510L - 820L
The Real Deal®—Blue M 660L - 810L
The Real Deal®—Blue Plus M 540L - 660L
The Real Deal® —Red N 730L - 870L
The Real Deal®—Red Plus N 700L - 920L
The Real Deal®—Green O 790L - 950L
The Real Deal®—Green Plus O 790L - 990L


The Real Deal®
Quantity Order Code ConfigurationPrice
WA-29082 Single Copy Set: 48 Books (1 each of 48 titles) $410.00
WA-35195 Classroom Set: 288 Books (6 each of 48 titles); 48 E-Book (PDFs); 48 Matching Audio Books; 48 Smart Word Vocabulary Cards $2,689.00
WA-29081 Teacher Guides: 8 Guides $88.00

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