Program Materials

Digital Big Books (Grades K–2) and Digital Anchor Texts (Grades 3–5)

At each stage, engage your class with modeling of a featured title that focuses on the challenging elements of informational text types.

Student Books

In addition to the student editions of each Digital Big Book (Grades K–2) and Digital Anchor Texts (Grades 3–5), Explorations includes numerous titles to extend the content-rich instruction, allowing instruction to extend to small-group settings.


Lesson Plan Cards

Comprehensive, easy-to-follow lesson plans support teachers working with small groups.

Assessment Kits (Grades 3–5 only)

Assessment Kits allow teachers to evaluate individual student’s reading levels, as well as their ability to use both print and graphics to read and comprehend increasingly complex informational texts.

  • Reading Strategy cards assess reading accuracy, reading strategies, comprehension and fluency
  • Locating and Using Information cards assess locating, understanding, and using information from visually diverse texts.