Non-fiction leveled readers are a great classroom asset as they help students become independent readers. Leveled readers are books that come in various levels of difficulty, which increases as the children’s literacy skills increase. As students build their literacy skills they gain confidence in themselves, as well as language fluency and comprehension. Lectura Books offers a comprehensive collection of non-fiction leveled readers that vary in the range of texts to help students develop core reading skills with developmentally appropriate books. If you’re interested in adding helpful books to your classroom library, take a look at these 5 non-fiction leveled readers.
“Bees” by Katherine Del Monte is a Level 3 reader. This book shares the fascinating life of bees. Bees are curious little insects that come in a variety of sizes. This book shares many interesting facts about the anatomy and life cycle of bees, as well as other fun facts. “Bees” features writing prompts, story components, and compound words.
“The Roadrunner” by Tom Luna is Level 3 reader. This book tells the story of the desert’s fastest bird, the roadrunner. Did you know that the roadrunner can run 20 miles per hour? We bet your students will be fascinated to learn that. This book shares an array of facts about this interesting little bird such as that they’re great runner, but not so good at flying. “The Roadrunner” features writing prompts, story components, and compound words.
“Monkeys” by Tom Luna is a Level 4 reader. This book reveals the lives of monkeys from all around the world. With 260 types of monkeys in the world, your students are sure to learn a great deal of information from this book. The book breaks down monkeys into two categories: New World monkeys and Old World monkeys. New World monkeys are from the Americas, while Old World monkeys are from Asia and Africa. “Monkeys” features writing prompts, complex sentences, and expanded vocabulary.
Bears of the World
“Bears of the World” by Victoria Reyes is a Level 4 reader. This book talks about bears that live all around the world. Currently, there are only eight species of bears around the world: the American Black Bear; the Asian Moon Bear; the Brown Bear; the Giant Panda; the Polar Bear; the Sloth Bear; the Spectacled Bear; and the Sun Bear. Bears may be cute, but they aren’t cuddly little toys, they are wild animals with many interesting characteristics. “Bears of the World” features writing prompts, complex sentences, and expanded vocabulary.
“The Planets” by Max Benavides is a Level 4 Reader. This book dives into our universe to discuss the eight planets of our solar system. Students will learn that there is an inner solar system and an outer solar system. Mercury, Earth, Venus, and Mars are part of the inner solar system, and Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are part of the outer solar system. “The Planets” features writing prompts, complex sentences, and expanded vocabulary.
For more information regarding Lectura Books brand new Non-fiction leveled readers visit LecturaBooks.com. The collection contains four reading levels and is geared towards bilingual children. Additionally, Lectura Books offers resources for teachers working with bilingual or English Learner students, which can help them figure out the reading levels of their students.