New PARCC and CMAS Resources

Media Services has recently new assorted  book sets designed to prepare students for PARCC and CMAS assessments. They are quite popular so please book early.

PARCC 3rd Grade Assorted Book Set

These 13 titles correlate to 3rd Grade English/Language Arts standards for Speaking/Listening and Writing/Language. They will help prepare students with competencies in these areas. The titles included are: The Painting That Wasn’t There, Speak Up!, What is a Folktale?, To Root, To Toot, to Parachute: What is a Verb?, Never Eat Soggy Waffles, Get to the Right Site, Similes and Metaphors, Synonyms and Antonyms, You Let the Cat Out of the Bag!, Deep in the Desert, A Butterfly’s Life, Six Sheep Sip Thick Shakes and A Seed is Sleepy. The average Interest Level for this set is K-6 with an average Reading Level of 3.6.

 PARCC 4th Grade Assorted Book Set

These 12 titles correlate to the 4th Grade English/Language Arts standards for Speaking/Listening and Writing/ Language. They will help prepare students with competencies in these areas. The titles included are: Hurricane Katrina: An Interactive Modern History Adventure, Virtual Maniac: Silly and Serious Poems for Kids, Seth and Savannah Build a Speech, Share It: Using Digital Tools and Media, How to Write an Opinion Piece, Are We There Yet? Using Map Scales, How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear?, The Solar System Through Infographics, Know What to Ask: Forming Great Research Questions, How to Write a Memoir, Ack! There’s a Bug in My Ear (And Other Sayings That Just Aren’t True) and If You Were Alliteration. The average Interest Level for this set is K-6 with an average Reading Level 4.5.

PARCC 5th Grade Assorted Book Set

These 10 titles correlate to the 5th Grade English/Language Arts standards for Speaking/Listening and Writing/ Language. They will help prepare students with competencies in these areas. The titles included are: Present It: Understanding Contexts and Audiences, Plan It: Conducting Short-term and Long- Term Research, Find It: Searching for Information, Cite It: Selecting Credible Sources, Exploring Space Robots, The Solid Truth about States of Matter with Max Axion, Picture Yourself Writing Fiction, Picture Yourself Writing Nonfiction, Your Write It: Graphic Novel, and Speak Up: Communicating Confidently. This set contains titles with copyright dates ranging from 2009- 2014, Interest Levels from 3-8 and an average Reading Level of 6.3.

CMAS-4th Grade Assorted Bookset

These 14 titles will help prepare students with competencies in social studies standards of history, geography, economics and civics. Titles included are: What are Rights and Responsibilities?, How Do Elections Work?, How Do Laws Get Passed?, What Does a Governor Do?, What Does a Mayor Do?, What Does a Senator Do?, Eye on Economics, Why Do We Pay Taxes?, How to Make a Budget?, Colorado: The Centennial State, Examining the Forest Habitats, Managing Money, Find Your Way with Atlases and Consumer Sense. All books have a 3-6 grade Interest Level and the average Reading Level is 4.5.

 

 

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