Raz Kids is a site that contains thousands resources for reading lesson. Raz Kids can help teacher and students to access reading resources in some types of text like song books, nursery rhymes, poetry, serial books, Spanish books, and leveled books. Raz Kids leveled books consist of 29 reading levels to help students in increasing comprehension and fluency. By the way, how to download Raz-Kids books? Find out that information here.
Downloading Raz-Kids Books
Here are some steps to download Raz-Kids books:
- At the first step, you have to go to All Books.
- After that, you have to choose the title of the book that you want to print.
- Under Select Double-Sided Version, simply you are able to click on Download the Book.
- Finally, you will be able to get Raz-Kids books you want.
Be a member to get access the books in printable version!
By becoming a member, the students and teachers are able to access the books on Raz Kids in printable version, also thousands of other digital and print books to support reading instruction. For your information, Raz Kids leveled books start from aa to Z2 level. The level is adjusted to the age of students and the grade of students. For instance, grade aa is suitable for the children in 4-6 ages or grade K (Kindergarten). Some books which are available for that level in nonfiction such as The Garden, Farm Animals, Big, and many more. Some books which are available for that level in fiction such as My Family, Fido Gets Dressed, The Trip and many more. Those books are arranged by using Learning A-Z Learning Leveling System that uses the qualitative and quantitative leveling criteria to measure text complexity.
Some criteria in leveling Raz Kids books are:
- Count of words
- Total of different words
- Comparison of different words to total words
- Total of high-frequency words
- Comparison of high-frequency words to total words
- Total of low-frequency words to total words
- Comparison of low-frequency words to total words
- Length of sentence
- Complexity of Sentence
- Pattern of language and repetition
- Spacing, size of print, and total of words per page
- Support of illustration
- Load of concept
- Familiarity of topic
Those criteria will determine what type of the books which are suitable for certain age or grade.
Make sure success in your classroom and beyond with interesting, developmentally appropriate leveled books at 29 reading levels to improve comprehension and fluency. The students are able to read texts at their level and in their areas of interest anytime with 24/7 Web access to the practice they need to become better, more confident readers. Easily the students are able to assign books by using the Assign button on the book’s thumbnail or landing page.
On Raz Kids, Leveled books is standardized with Learning A-Z Text Leveling System. Also, it has quality check with custom software. The books are obtainable in many types of fiction and nonfiction genres to strengthen connections in literacy and content-area instruction. The available leveled books support the students to give opportunity reading practice following each guideline of reading session. The students will have access anytime through a computer or tablet. The Raz Kids leveled books provide specific students needs. Aside from that, there is also self-paced assignment that guarantee students to practice in developmentally suitable books before they move up to the next reading level. It is able to be made by filling in a student’s level in the easy-to-use Kids A-Z Roster. Then, the students will be able to reading room which enable the students to read with a wide diversity of books which students can choose based on their interest.
Formats of the leveled books
Need to know that formats of the leveled books consist of two. Those are listen ebook and read ebook. Listen ebook enables the students to listen models of fluency which have natural voice with highlighting words, phrases and sentences as they read the text. In lower level, the listen ebooks give interesting animation and sound effects. Read ebooks enable the students to read silently, whisper read, or record their reading with their headset or their computer’s microphone and built-in record recording tools of Raz Kids. The students will be able to send their practice recordings to Kids A-Z so that the teacher can check their fluency progress. Also, the teachers can download and save the recordings to their computer in mp3 format. For more information about leveled books, simply you are able to visit www.raz-kids.com.
Using Leveled Books
Reading A-Z offers a number of leveled books and texts to differentiate instruction and also keep the students engaged:
- Leveled Books in 7 Languages
- Fiction Series
- Themed Nonfiction Series
- Genre Collections
- Benchmark Books
- Benchmark Passages
- Close Read Passages
About Raz Kids
Raz Kids is an award-winning teaching product which gives comprehensive leveled reading resources for students. It provides many eBooks at 29 different levels of reading difficulty. The students access their leveled text via a portal designed to keep them engaged and motivated. Raz Kids eBook is always available in online and mobile formats. It allows the students to listen to, read at their own pace, and also record themselves reading. The students take a eQuiz with an extended answer response to test comprehension. After a student has read ten or more of the leveled eBooks and passed each of the corresponding eQuizzes, they will be able to advance on to the next reading level where they have access to lengthier text and more difficult text as well.
Here are Raz Kids features:
- 800+ leveled eBooks for the students to practice reading anytime and anywhere.
- Corresponding eQuizzes which measure student comprehension.
- There are Spanish eBook and eQuiz translations for ELLs and bilingual programs.
- Digital management and reporting tools to track individual and class-wide reading progress easily.