Sundance Hi-Lo Reading

Grades 2 to 8

Support your reluctant and struggling readers with high-interest, leveled books!
Sundance Hi-Lo Reading gives struggling readers the opportunity to master basic reading and writing strategies. Books are written at a Grade 1–5 reading level, but appeal to below-level readers in Grades 2–8.

  • Over 150 books and 5 series give students everything they need to become truly successful, independent readers.
  • Audio support for each series ensures comprehension with word-for-word CDs for every title—ideal for ELL.
  • All series include helpful Teacher Guides
  • Plus, you'll receive a FREE Smart Word vocabulary card with every 6-Pack and a book label on every title.
The Sundance Hi-Lo Reading program:
  • Develops the basic reading skills and strategies students need to understand upper-grade content.
  • Appeals to students with books that have the look of novels, filled with relatable characters and funny stories they will want to read.
  • Builds reading confidence with considerate text and built-in support.
  • Engages every student with high-interest titles that encompass a wide range of levels and a variety of genres.

Researched & Approved: View the Sundance Hi-Lo Reading Research Report.

Sundance Hi-Lo Reading Teacher Guides provide support to meet the instructional needs of struggling readers:

  • Two-page lesson plans for each title to set objectives, build background, and develop reading skills. Includes ideas for before, during, and after reading.
  • Teaching support for vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and writing strategies and applications.
  • Reproducible activity sheets to provide directions for independent reading, teach vocabulary and word-study skills, provide grammar tips, support literary response and analysis, and assess reading comprehension.
  • Suggestions for ELL students.
  • Take a look inside! Download a FREE Teacher Guide Sampler.

Sundance Hi-Lo Reading includes the following series:

 Reading Level
Guided Reading
Number of
Number of
Number of
Books in
TheReal Deal®2–34–8L–O700–2,00032348Nonfiction
SupaDoopers2–33–8J–M870–2,950Up to 643–1052Fiction
BluePlanet Diaries4–54–8Q–SFiction: 6,700–7,800
Nonfiction: 2,800–3,200
32–64Fiction: 6–8
Nonfiction: 3
9 sets of 2 booksFiction/Nonfiction

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