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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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  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 Single WS10141.1 978-0-7609-3445-6     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book A (Gr.1) Teacher Guide WS10141.9 978-0-7609-3455-5     $6.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Student Book Single WS10142.1 978-0-7609-3446-3     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Teacher Guide WS10142.9 978-0-7609-3456-2     $6.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Student Book Single WS10143.1 978-0-7609-3447-0     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Teacher Guide WS10143.9 978-0-7609-3457-9     $6.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Student Book Single WS10144.1 978-0-7609-3448-7     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Teacher Guide WS10144.9 978-0-7609-3458-6     $6.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Student Book Single WS10145.1 978-0-7609-3449-4     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Teacher Guide WS10145.9 978-0-7609-3459-3     $6.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Student Book Single WS10260.1 978-0-7609-3876-8     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Teacher Guide WS10260.9 978-0-7609-3882-9     $6.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Student Book Single WS10261.1 978-0-7609-3877-5     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Teacher Guide WS10261.9 978-0-7609-3883-6     $6.95
  Book H (Gr.8) Student Book Single WS10262.1 978-0-7609-3878-2     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  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 Single WS10146.1 978-0-7609-3460-9     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book A (Gr.1) Teacher Guide WS10146.9 978-0-7609-3470-8     $6.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Student Book Single WS10147.1 978-0-7609-3461-6     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Teacher Guide WS10147.9 978-0-7609-3471-5     $6.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Student Book Single WS10148.1 978-0-7609-3462-3     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Teacher Guide WS10148.9 978-0-7609-3472-2     $6.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Student Book Single WS10149.1 978-0-7609-3463-0     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Teacher Guide WS10149.9 978-0-7609-3473-9     $6.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Student Book Single WS10150.1 978-0-7609-3464-7     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Teacher Guide WS10150.9 978-0-7609-3474-6     $6.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Student Book Single WS10263.1 978-0-7609-3885-0     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Teacher Guide WS10263.9 978-0-7609-3891-1     $6.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Student Book Single WS10264.1 978-0-7609-3886-7     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Teacher Guide WS10264.9 978-0-7609-3892-8     $6.95
  Book H (Gr.8) Student Book Single WS10265.1 978-0-7609-3887-4     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  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 Single WS10156.1 978-0-7609-3490-6     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book A (Gr.1) Teacher Guide WS10156.9 978-0-7609-3500-2     $6.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Student Book Single WS10157.1 978-0-7609-3491-3     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Teacher Guide WS10157.9 978-0-7609-3501-9     $6.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Student Book Single WS10158.1 978-0-7609-3492-0     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Teacher Guide WS10158.9 978-0-7609-3502-6     $6.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Student Book Single WS10159.1 978-0-7609-3493-7     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Teacher Guide WS10159.9 978-0-7609-3503-3     $6.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Student Book Single WS10160.1 978-0-7609-3494-4     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Teacher Guide WS10160.9 978-0-7609-3504-0     $6.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Student Book Single WS10269.1 978-0-7609-3903-1     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Teacher Guide WS10269.9 978-0-7609-3909-3     $6.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Student Book Single WS10270.1 978-0-7609-3904-8     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Teacher Guide WS10270.9 978-0-7609-3910-9     $6.95
  Book H (Gr.8) Student Book Single WS10271.1 978-0-7609-3905-5     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book H (Gr.8) Teacher Guide WS10271.9 978-0-7609-3911-6     $6.95

QtyFocus on Recognizing Cause and Effect

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  Book A (Gr.1) Teacher Guide WS10161.9 978-0-7609-3515-6     $6.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Student Book Single WS10162.1 978-0-7609-3506-4     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Teacher Guide WS10162.9 978-0-7609-3516-3     $6.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Student Book Single WS10163.1 978-0-7609-3507-1     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Teacher Guide WS10163.9 978-0-7609-3517-0     $6.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Student Book Single WS10164.1 978-0-7609-3508-8     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Teacher Guide WS10164.9 978-0-7609-3518-7     $6.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Student Book Single WS10165.1 978-0-7609-3509-5     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Teacher Guide WS10165.9 978-0-7609-3519-4     $6.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Student Book Single WS10272.1 978-0-7609-3912-3     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Teacher Guide WS10272.9 978-0-7609-3918-5     $6.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Student Book Single WS10273.1 978-0-7609-3913-0     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Teacher Guide WS10273.9 978-0-7609-3919-2     $6.95
  Book H (Gr.8) Student Book Single WS10274.1 978-0-7609-3914-7     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  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 Single WS10151.1 978-0-7609-3475-3     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book A (Gr.1) Teacher Guide WS10151.9 978-0-7609-3485-2     $6.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Student Book Single WS10152.1 978-0-7609-3476-0     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Teacher Guide WS10152.9 978-0-7609-3486-9     $6.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Student Book Single WS10153.1 978-0-7609-3477-7     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Teacher Guide WS10153.9 978-0-7609-3487-6     $6.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Student Book Single WS10154.1 978-0-7609-3478-4     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Teacher Guide WS10154.9 978-0-7609-3488-3     $6.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Student Book Single WS10155.1 978-0-7609-3479-1     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Teacher Guide WS10155.9 978-0-7609-3489-0     $6.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Student Book Single WS10266.1 978-0-7609-3894-2     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Teacher Guide WS10266.9 978-0-7609-3900-0     $6.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Student Book Single WS10267.1 978-0-7609-3895-9     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Teacher Guide WS10267.9 978-0-7609-3901-7     $6.95
  Book H (Gr.8) Student Book Single WS10268.1 978-0-7609-3896-6     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  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 Single WS10166.1 978-0-7609-3520-0     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book A (Gr.1) Teacher Guide WS10166.9 978-0-7609-3530-9     $6.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Student Book Single WS10167.1 978-0-7609-3521-7     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Teacher Guide WS10167.9 978-0-7609-3531-6     $6.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Student Book Single WS10168.1 978-0-7609-3522-4     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Teacher Guide WS10168.9 978-0-7609-3532-3     $6.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Student Book Single WS10169.1 978-0-7609-3523-1     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Teacher Guide WS10169.9 978-0-7609-3533-0     $6.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Student Book Single WS10170.1 978-0-7609-3524-8     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Teacher Guide WS10170.9 978-0-7609-3534-7     $6.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Student Book Single WS10275.1 978-0-7609-3921-5     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Teacher Guide WS10275.9 978-0-7609-3927-7     $6.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Student Book Single WS10276.1 978-0-7609-3922-2     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Teacher Guide WS10276.9 978-0-7609-3928-4     $6.95
  Book H (Gr.8) Student Book Single WS10277.1 978-0-7609-3923-9     10+  $3.39    1-9  $6.95
  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!

Stephanie Sanchez, California

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