Building a Love of Reading

Ready Reading

Ready Reading’s rigorous yet supportive content is proven to make today’s demanding standards reachable for all students. Its complex, authentic texts engage students in opportunities to practice close reading strategies across a variety of genres and formats.

Ready Reading instruction uses a consistent Read, Think, Talk, Write model in which teacher-led discussion and small group collaboration are central to student achievement. Lessons scaffold to build students’ confidence as they develop important critical thinking and analytical skills. Students are immediately engaged by the variety of real-world source texts, from literature and poetry to blogs and news articles.

Ready Reading supports students and teachers with a wealth of on- and off-grade level resources. The program:

  • Develops sound skills and strategies for reading comprehension
  • Supports a balance of on-grade level and differentiated instruction
  • Offers teachers the easy-to-use online Ready Teacher Toolbox preloaded with all K–8 lessons and materials to support learners at every level
  • Provides in-the-moment teacher support to guide teachers and help them build students’ reading habits
  • Connects instruction to the Common Core State Standards across K–8 for a coherent path within and across grades

Get to Know Ready Reading

Grades K–1
Grades 2–5
Grades 6–8

Give Early Learners the Right Foundation

Ready Reading’s research-based programs help young learners meet the demands of today’s standards. The program helps emergent readers build their comprehension by offering rigorous instruction that is both reachable and developmentally appropriate.

Grade 1 Ready Reading Student Book.

Student Instruction Book

Teacher-led, read aloud instruction uses rich, authentic text from multiple subjects to help students develop the skills critical to reading success. The student book was designed to ensure young readers start with a strong foundation of important reading concepts. Students then practice applying these new reading skills through drawing, writing, and other activities that encourage them to use text-based evidence from the read alouds.

K-1 Ready Reading Trade books.

Trade Books*

Using nine high-interest, read aloud trade books for each grade level, Ready Reading texts are carefully selected from within a range of genres to meet the rigor of the state standards. Texts include a balance of award-winning literary and informational books from acclaimed authors.

*Important: The K–1 trade books are a critical component of the K–1 Reading program because they hold the majority of the text students will encounter.

Grade K Ready Reading Teacher Resource Book.

Teacher Resource Book

This lesson-by-lesson teaching tool serves as a professional development resource to empower teachers and advance their instruction. The book supports teachers with tools and guidance right when they need it and delivers in-the-moment, easy-to-follow lesson support to help teachers strengthen their practice.

Ready Reading Teacher Toolbox.

Ready Teacher Toolbox

Ready Teacher Toolbox is an online teacher support tool that equips teachers with the full range of K–8 instructional resources, regardless of what grade they teach, for students performing below, on, or above grade level. For teachers in Grades K–1, Teacher Toolbox includes read aloud trade books to support close reading and projectable tutorials to further support skill development.

*For educators from K–12 educational institutions only.

Help Young Learners Become Strong Readers

Ready Reading’s rigorous texts and question-based instructional model promotes the critical thinking required for today’s standards and today’s world. Real-world reading engages students and provides them with opportunities to practice close reading strategies through literary and informational texts. Teacher support tools help teachers strengthen their practice and meet the demands of the state standards.

Grade 4 Ready Reading Student Book.

Student Instruction Book

The Student Instruction Book gives all learners supportive instruction in line with reading standards. Lessons provide cross-curricular content including social studies and science themes. The texts are strategically chosen to strengthen reading skills and deepen student knowledge in core subject areas.

Grade 4 Ready Reading Assessments Student Book.

Student Assessment Book

The Student Assessment Book features full-length assessments that mirror the format, question type, and rigor of the state assessment. Throughout the book, students have multiple opportunities to practice questions that require the application of higher-order thinking skills.

Grade 4 Ready Reading Teacher Resource Book.

Teacher Resource Book

Lesson by lesson, the Teacher Resource Book gives teachers a hands-on support guide and professional development resource. Robust and comprehensive, the Teacher Resource Book delivers valuable tips and guidance to help educators strengthen their practice and efficiently meet the expectations of the standards.

Ready Reading Teacher Toolbox.

Online Teacher Toolbox

Ready Teacher Toolbox is an online teacher support tool that equips teachers with the full range of Ready’s K–8 instructional resources, regardless of what grade they teach, for students performing below, on, or above grade level.

*For educators from K–12 educational institutions only.

Deepen Their Thinking through the World of Reading

Ready Reading’s lessons build in support for middle schoolers by giving them access to grade-level texts with scaffolded prompts and routines. The proven-effective program offers a balance of informational and literary texts from across a wide range of genres to promote strong reading comprehension and critical thinking. Teacher support tools help teachers strengthen their practice and meet the demands of the state standards.

Grade 8 Ready Reading Student Book.

Student Instruction Book

The Student Instruction Book offers learners the strong foundation of reading skills critical to their progress as students and throughout life. Its step-by-step instruction is aligned with the conceptual requirements of the state reading standards. Lessons provide cross-curricular content including social studies and science themes. The texts are strategically chosen to strengthen reading skills and deepen student knowledge in core subject areas.

Grade 8 Ready Reading Assessments Student Book.

Student Assessment Book

The Student Assessment Book features full-length assessments that mirror the format, question type, and rigor of the state assessment, including tech-enhanced item types. Students have multiple opportunities to practice questions that require the application of higher-order thinking skills.

Grade 8 Ready Reading Teacher Resource Book.

Teacher Resource Book

The Teacher Resource Book gives teachers a hands-on support guide and professional development resource. Robust and comprehensive, the Teacher Resource Book delivers valuable tips and guidance to help educators strengthen their practice and efficiently meet the expectations of the standards.

Grade 6 Ready Reading Teacher Toolbox.

Ready Teacher Toolbox

Ready Teacher Toolbox is an online teacher support tool that equips teachers with the full range of K–8 instructional resources, regardless of what grade they teach, for students performing below, on, or above grade level.

*For educators from K–12 educational institutions only.

Ready Raises Achievement

In a 2018 study, New York state students who had access to Ready books outperformed students who did not.

Read the research

Reinforce Academic Talk

Use this four-part Ready routine to build vocabulary and comprehension.

Ready Reading gives you everything you need to be an effective teacher and to best help your students.”

—Teacher, Grades K–2, MS

“It is a strong resource that fits well into any reading lesson.”

—Teacher, Grades 3–5, NC

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