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The Book Quest - Nonfiction for the Year Bundle

Lyndsey Kuster
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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5300 pages
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The Book Quest™ is a collection of 400 differentiated readers and correlating activities. The following included in this bundle:

  • 400 nonfiction readers (just print and fold, NO PREP required)
  • 10 different nonfiction themes
  • 10 nonfiction readers per theme
  • 4 levels for differentiation
  • levels range from C-Q
  • rich vocabulary (with word, picture, and meaning)
  • eye-catching real photographs
  • text dependent question response sheets
  • All About books for each topic

Each of the following themes will include 10 readers (with FOUR levels for differentiation), plus correlating activities for each topic.

As I mentioned above, there are four levels for each reader. These books were made with 1st and 2nd graders in mind.

  • Highest Level
  • Middle-High Level
  • Middle-Easy Level
  • Easiest Level

The Nonfiction Themes Included are:

  • Big and Small
  • Creepy Creatures
  • Things That Go!
  • The Wonders of the World
  • Genius Inventions
  • Our Wild World
  • Fast and Fierce
  • Endangered Animals
  • What Lies Beneath?
  • The Great Beyond

The Book Quest™ nonfiction readers and activities can be used in the following ways:

  • small group instruction
  • close reads (whole group or small group)
  • exploration station
  • Independent practice

You will notice that the format and layout are the same for each of the readers and response sheets. I did that intentionally so that you don’t have to spend an excessive amount of time explaining HOW to complete an activity and can dive right in! This will help allow students to successfully complete the activities independently. 

The differentiated text-dependent question response sheets require students to interact with the readers in a multitude of ways.

I Can Visualize the Text: This section requires students to visualize the text and then draw a detailed picture of what they visualized.

I Can Understand Vocabulary: This section requires students to re-read the text and focus on the three highlighted vocabulary words. Students will have to match each word to its correct picture and meaning. 

I Can Answer Questions: This section requires students to answer a text-dependent question. Students will be required to go back to the text to find evidence that supports their answer.

I Can Write Facts: This section requires students to write a fact (or more) about something they found interesting while reading.

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