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FOCUS on Reading

Grades 1–HS | Great for Tier 1 & 2

Give students concentrated practice to reinforce essential reading strategies.

  • Give students plenty of focused practice on one strategy throughout 20 lessons
  • Help students concentrate on applying one strategy to short pieces of text
  • Provide experience with short-response questions to make sure a student fully grasps a strategy

Six series titles, each devoted to one strategy, available at eight levels:

  • Comparing and Contrasting
  • Making Predictions
  • Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences
  • Recognizing Cause and Effect
  • Understanding Sequence
  • Understanding Main Idea and Details

Perfect for use with the CARS & STARS Series

Great preparation for CCSS with leveled informational and literary passages.

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QtyFocus on Reading Collections

  Book A (Gr.1) Collection WS10525 978-0-7609-4287-1     $244.00
  Book B (Gr.2) Collection WS10526 978-0-7609-4288-8     $244.00
  Book C (Gr.3) Collection WS10527 978-0-7609-4289-5     $244.00
  Book D (Gr.4) Collection WS10528 978-0-7609-4290-1     $244.00
  Book E (Gr.5) Collection WS10529 978-0-7609-4291-8     $244.00
  Book F (Gr.6) Collection WS10530 978-0-7609-4292-5     $244.00
  Book G (Gr.7) Collection WS10531 978-0-7609-4293-2     $244.00
  Book H (Gr.8) Collection WS10532 978-0-7609-4294-9     $244.00

QtyFocus on Comparing and Contrasting

  Book A (Gr.1) Student Book 10-Pack WS10141 978-0-7609-3450-0     $33.90
  Book A (Gr.1) Teacher Guide WS10141.9 978-0-7609-3455-5     $6.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Student Book 10-Pack WS10142 978-0-7609-3451-7     $33.90
  Book B (Gr.2) Teacher Guide WS10142.9 978-0-7609-3456-2     $6.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Student Book 10-Pack WS10143 978-0-7609-3452-4     $33.90
  Book C (Gr.3) Teacher Guide WS10143.9 978-0-7609-3457-9     $6.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Student Book 10-Pack WS10144 978-0-7609-3453-1     $33.90
  Book D (Gr.4) Teacher Guide WS10144.9 978-0-7609-3458-6     $6.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Student Book 10-Pack WS10145 978-0-7609-3454-8     $33.90
  Book E (Gr.5) Teacher Guide WS10145.9 978-0-7609-3459-3     $6.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Student Book 10-Pack WS10260 978-0-7609-3879-9     $33.90
  Book F (Gr.6) Teacher Guide WS10260.9 978-0-7609-3882-9     $6.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Student Book 10-Pack WS10261 978-0-7609-3880-5     $33.90
  Book G (Gr.7) Teacher Guide WS10261.9 978-0-7609-3883-6     $6.95
  Book H (Gr.8) Student Book 10-Pack WS10262 978-0-7609-3881-2     $33.90
  Book H (Gr.8) Teacher Guide WS10262.9 978-0-7609-3884-3     $6.95

QtyFocus on Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences

  Book A (Gr.1) Student Book 10-Pack WS10146 978-0-7609-3465-4     $33.90
  Book A (Gr.1) Teacher Guide WS10146.9 978-0-7609-3470-8     $6.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Student Book 10-Pack WS10147 978-0-7609-3466-1     $33.90
  Book B (Gr.2) Teacher Guide WS10147.9 978-0-7609-3471-5     $6.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Student Book 10-Pack WS10148 978-0-7609-3467-8     $33.90
  Book C (Gr.3) Teacher Guide WS10148.9 978-0-7609-3472-2     $6.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Student Book 10-Pack WS10149 978-0-7609-3468-5     $33.90
  Book D (Gr.4) Teacher Guide WS10149.9 978-0-7609-3473-9     $6.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Student Book 10-Pack WS10150 978-0-7609-3469-2     $33.90
  Book E (Gr.5) Teacher Guide WS10150.9 978-0-7609-3474-6     $6.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Student Book 10-Pack WS10263 978-0-7609-3888-1     $33.90
  Book F (Gr.6) Teacher Guide WS10263.9 978-0-7609-3891-1     $6.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Student Book 10-Pack WS10264 978-0-7609-3889-8     $33.90
  Book G (Gr.7) Teacher Guide WS10264.9 978-0-7609-3892-8     $6.95
  Book H (Gr.8) Student Book 10-Pack WS10265 978-0-7609-3890-4     $33.90
  Book H (Gr.8) Teacher Guide WS10265.9 978-0-7609-3893-5     $6.95

QtyFocus on Making Predictions

  Book A (Gr.1) Student Book 10-Pack WS10156 978-0-7609-3495-1     $33.90
  Book A (Gr.1) Teacher Guide WS10156.9 978-0-7609-3500-2     $6.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Student Book 10-Pack WS10157 978-0-7609-3496-8     $33.90
  Book B (Gr.2) Teacher Guide WS10157.9 978-0-7609-3501-9     $6.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Student Book 10-Pack WS10158 978-0-7609-3497-5     $33.90
  Book C (Gr.3) Teacher Guide WS10158.9 978-0-7609-3502-6     $6.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Student Book 10-Pack WS10159 978-0-7609-3498-2     $33.90
  Book D (Gr.4) Teacher Guide WS10159.9 978-0-7609-3503-3     $6.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Student Book 10-Pack WS10160 978-0-7609-3499-9     $33.90
  Book E (Gr.5) Teacher Guide WS10160.9 978-0-7609-3504-0     $6.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Student Book 10-Pack WS10269 978-0-7609-3906-2     $33.90
  Book F (Gr.6) Teacher Guide WS10269.9 978-0-7609-3909-3     $6.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Student Book 10-Pack WS10270 978-0-7609-3907-9     $33.90
  Book G (Gr.7) Teacher Guide WS10270.9 978-0-7609-3910-9     $6.95
  Book H (Gr.8) Student Book 10-Pack WS10271 978-0-7609-3908-6     $33.90
  Book H (Gr.8) Teacher Guide WS10271.9 978-0-7609-3911-6     $6.95

QtyFocus on Recognizing Cause and Effect

  Book A (Gr.1) Student Book 10-Pack WS10161 978-0-7609-3510-1     $33.90
  Book A (Gr.1) Teacher Guide WS10161.9 978-0-7609-3515-6     $6.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Student Book 10-Pack WS10162 978-0-7609-3511-8     $33.90
  Book B (Gr.2) Teacher Guide WS10162.9 978-0-7609-3516-3     $6.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Student Book 10-Pack WS10163 978-0-7609-3512-5     $33.90
  Book C (Gr.3) Teacher Guide WS10163.9 978-0-7609-3517-0     $6.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Student Book 10-Pack WS10164 978-0-7609-3513-2     $33.90
  Book D (Gr.4) Teacher Guide WS10164.9 978-0-7609-3518-7     $6.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Student Book 10-Pack WS10165 978-0-7609-3514-9     $33.90
  Book E (Gr.5) Teacher Guide WS10165.9 978-0-7609-3519-4     $6.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Student Book 10-Pack WS10272 978-0-7609-3915-4     $33.90
  Book F (Gr.6) Teacher Guide WS10272.9 978-0-7609-3918-5     $6.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Student Book 10-Pack WS10273 978-0-7609-3916-1     $33.90
  Book G (Gr.7) Teacher Guide WS10273.9 978-0-7609-3919-2     $6.95
  Book H (Gr.8) Student Book 10-Pack WS10274 978-0-7609-3917-8     $33.90
  Book H (Gr.8) Teacher Guide WS10274.9 978-0-7609-3920-8     $6.95

QtyFocus on Understanding Main Ideas and Details

  Book A (Gr.1) Student Book 10-Pack WS10151 978-0-7609-3480-7     $33.90
  Book A (Gr.1) Teacher Guide WS10151.9 978-0-7609-3485-2     $6.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Student Book 10-Pack WS10152 978-0-7609-3481-4     $33.90
  Book B (Gr.2) Teacher Guide WS10152.9 978-0-7609-3486-9     $6.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Student Book 10-Pack WS10153 978-0-7609-3482-1     $33.90
  Book C (Gr.3) Teacher Guide WS10153.9 978-0-7609-3487-6     $6.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Student Book 10-Pack WS10154 978-0-7609-3483-8     $33.90
  Book D (Gr.4) Teacher Guide WS10154.9 978-0-7609-3488-3     $6.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Student Book 10-Pack WS10155 978-0-7609-3484-5     $33.90
  Book E (Gr.5) Teacher Guide WS10155.9 978-0-7609-3489-0     $6.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Student Book 10-Pack WS10266 978-0-7609-3897-3     $33.90
  Book F (Gr.6) Teacher Guide WS10266.9 978-0-7609-3900-0     $6.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Student Book 10-Pack WS10267 978-0-7609-3898-0     $33.90
  Book G (Gr.7) Teacher Guide WS10267.9 978-0-7609-3901-7     $6.95
  Book H (Gr.8) Student Book 10-Pack WS10268 978-0-7609-3899-7     $33.90
  Book H (Gr.8) Teacher Guide WS10268.9 978-0-7609-3902-4     $6.95

QtyFocus on Understanding Sequence

  Book A (Gr.1) Student Book 10-Pack WS10166 978-0-7609-3525-5     $33.90
  Book A (Gr.1) Teacher Guide WS10166.9 978-0-7609-3530-9     $6.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Student Book 10-Pack WS10167 978-0-7609-3526-2     $33.90
  Book B (Gr.2) Teacher Guide WS10167.9 978-0-7609-3531-6     $6.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Student Book 10-Pack WS10168 978-0-7609-3527-9     $33.90
  Book C (Gr.3) Teacher Guide WS10168.9 978-0-7609-3532-3     $6.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Student Book 10-Pack WS10169 978-0-7609-3528-6     $33.90
  Book D (Gr.4) Teacher Guide WS10169.9 978-0-7609-3533-0     $6.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Student Book 10-Pack WS10170 978-0-7609-3529-3     $33.90
  Book E (Gr.5) Teacher Guide WS10170.9 978-0-7609-3534-7     $6.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Student Book 10-Pack WS10275 978-0-7609-3924-6     $33.90
  Book F (Gr.6) Teacher Guide WS10275.9 978-0-7609-3927-7     $6.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Student Book 10-Pack WS10276 978-0-7609-3925-3     $33.90
  Book G (Gr.7) Teacher Guide WS10276.9 978-0-7609-3928-4     $6.95
  Book H (Gr.8) Student Book 10-Pack WS10277 978-0-7609-3926-0     $33.90
  Book H (Gr.8) Teacher Guide WS10277.9 978-0-7609-3929-1     $6.95



FOCUS on Reading Series has the following components:

  • Each Student Book (Levels A–H) features Learn About (an overview with instruction and modeling), Preview (guided practice with scaffolding, plus sample questions with correct and incorrect responses for discussion), 20 independent practice lessons, and 5 self-assessments.
  • ESL/ELL support includes activating prior knowledge, scaffolding instruction, pairing students in cooperative learning situations, and focusing on roots, prefixes, and suffixes
  • Teacher Guides include a research summary, strategies for teaching ELLs, answer form and answer key.

FOCUS on Reading Collections grade/reading level collections include:

  • 60 student books (10 for each title)
  • 6 Teacher Guides (1 for each title)

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The Focus Series is a must-have for any educator. This series enables you to specifically target the areas of reading comprehension that your students are needing help in. It provides a great opening lesson that introduces the students to the skill and vocabulary. It doesn't end there! Next comes a sample test that takes the students through the strategies and thinking to tackle the question. Finally it gives practice problems. It provides the perfect scaffolding! Focus is definitely a tool that every teacher must have!

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