Extended Reading for Common Core Success
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Prentice Hall Novel Collection
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and explore new worlds, travel into the past or future, or learn about different cultures and places with exciting, high-interest, and engaging informational and literary texts that reach a wide variety of reading levels. This brochure includes a full novels list and a description of the different collections. Titles may change due to availability. Visit pearsonschool.com/novels for the most current list.
A robust range of reading collections to meet your diverse needs!
Leveled Reading Collection (LRC) Grades 6-8
This middle-grades classroom library consists of a balanced blend of fiction and high-interest nonfiction books. Each title is thematically tied to the Big Question and Unit Genre in Prentice Hall Literature and The Readers Journey.
The Readers Journey (RJ)Grades 6-8 Designed for todays middle school classroom, The Readers Journey is a standards-based program that combines the flexibility of a leveled library with the comprehensive curriculum coverage that has been a hallmark of Prentice Hall language arts programs. In each unit, students read a novel while developing their skills through a consumable Work Text. Novels are aligned to The Big Question, however, the program is flexible enough that you may choose any novel you wish.
Prentice Hall Literature Libraries featuring Penguin (PHMS, PHHS)Pearson has teamed up with Penguin USA - theworld-famous publisher of fiction and nonfiction novels and classics - to bring you the most comprehensive novels for your literature classroom. Teaching support is available for these novels on our Literature Library Teaching Resources CD-ROM.
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Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness (DKE) The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. Eyewitness Books now come with a giant wall chart and a CD which features more than 100 images of specially chosen clip art pertaining to the subject for use in student projects.
Dorling Kindersley Readers (DKR3, DKR4) DK Readers is a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture students interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge. Photographs combined with lively illustrations and engaging stories are perfect for struggling middle and high school students.
Globe Adapted Classics (GLB)Reading Level 4-8, Interest Level 6-12Literary classics are now accessible to your students through these adapted novels. These collections offer accessible text in a high-interest, engaging format to help all your students appreciate literary masterpieces.
Pacemaker Classics (PM) Reading Level 3-4, Interest Level 6-12With its high-interest adaptations of classic literature and plays, this series inspires reading success and further exploration for all students. These classics are skillfully adapted into concise, softcover books of 80-136 pages. Each retains the integrity and tone of the original book.
Globe Readers Collection (GRC) Reading Level: 3-8, Interest Level 6-12 In less than one class period, students can easily finish short pieces that include traditional tales and myths of the Americas and the Caribbean, famous heroes and infamous villains like King Arthur and Jesse James, and original stories of incredible feats - many based on real-life disasters such as the Titanic and Hurricane Andrew. Teaching support available.
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KEYLRC = Leveled Reading CollectionRJ = The Readers JourneyPHMS = Prentice Hall Lit Library Middle SchoolPHHS = Prentice Hall Lit Library High SchoolDKE = DK EyewitnessDKR3 & DKR4 = DK Readers (Level 3 or 4)GLB = Globe Adapted ClassicsPM = Pacemaker ClassicsGRC = Globe Readers Collection
= Common Core Exemplar Text
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ISBN Title Nonfiction / Fiction Author Reading Level Program
0789473771 George Washington N Justine Fontes and Ron Fontes
DK Reader 3 / 700L DKR3
0756629020 Get Talking Chinese N DK Publishing Middle School DK
0142405418 Ghost in the Tokaido Inn, The F Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler
740L LRC, PHMS
0061664715 Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI N Ryan Smithson 825L PHMS
0142401323 Girl in a Cage F Jane Yolen 690L PHMS
014029628X Girl in Hyacinth Blue F Susan Vreeland 950L PHHS
0142300330 Girls, The F Lori Lansens 1000L PHMS
074324754X Glass Castle, The N Jeannette Walls 1010L PHHS
0811214044 Glass Menagerie, The F Tennessee Williams NP PHHS
0141306440 Going Home F Nicholasa Mohr 680L RJ
0140303359 Golden Goblet, The F Eloise McGraw 930L PHMS
0835910598 Good Earth, The F Pearl S. Buck Reading Level 3-4 PM
0835910725 Grapes of Wrath, The F John Steinbeck Reading Level 3-4 PM
Novel CollectionPrentice HallReading LevelsStudents in your classroom will have different reading abilities some will be reading above level and some below. When available, we have provided the reading level or Lexile level for each novel so you can select titles to meet the needs of your students.
Middle School or High SchoolThis level indicates if the content is appropriate for middle or high school students.
Reading levelThe reading level indicates the grade level the novel is written for. The reading level is lower,
however, the interest level for these novels is for middle and high school students.
Common Core State StandardsThe Common Core State Standards has identified texts that exemplify the level of complexity
and quality that the Standards require all students in a given grade band to engage with.
These Exemplar Texts are suggestive of the breadth of texts that students should encounter in the text types required by the Standards. The choices should serve as useful guideposts in
helping educators select texts of similar complexity, quality, and range for their own classrooms. They expressly do not represent a partial or complete reading list.
Prentice Hall is pleased to offer Exemplar Texts through either the Prentice Hall Literature Common Core Edition or through our novel selections. Exemplar Texts are identified with the
Common Core icon throughout this brochure.
Lexile levelThe Lexile measure refers to a novels text difficulty.
Lexile measures are based on two well-established predictors of how difficult a text is to comprehend: word frequency and sentence length. For more
information, visit www.lexile.com.
DK ReadersDK Readers are aimed at different reading abilities. Level 3 is for students able
to read alone, and Level 4 is for proficient readers.
Common Core Exemplar
Novels are highlighted with
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3The NP code is for any book comprising more than 50% non-standard or non-conforming prose. NP books do not receive a Lexile measure, merely the NP code. Some common examples of non-prose content are poems, plays, songs, recipes, and text with non-standard or absent punctuation. Since the Lexile Framework is based on prose analysis, Maurice Sendaks Alligators All Around (HarperTrophy) is coded NP. The text of the book is not in complete sentences and lacks punctuation entirely. The text difficulty of such a book cannot currently be assigned a Lexile measure.
Novel CollectionPrentice HallISBN Title
Nonfiction / Fiction Author Reading Level Program
0451524934 1984 F George Orwell 1090L PHHS
0743226720 1776 N David McCullough 1300L PHHS
0130373877 2 0,000 Leagues Under the Sea F Jules Verne Reading Level 4-8 GLB
0822492334 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea F Jules Verne Reading Level 3-4 PM
0451528190 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea F Jules Verne 1030L PHMS
451530713 4 Plays by Eugene ONeill F Eugene ONeill NP PHHS
0451530535 41 Stories by O. Henry includes The Gift of the Magi F O. Henry 790L PHMS
0142407356 7 Professors of the Far North F John Fardell 880L LRC
0062073656 A Pocket Full of Rye F Agatha Christie PHMS
0756656893 Abraham Lincoln N Justine Fontes DK Reader 3 / 790L DKR3
0425182789 Across Five Aprils F Irene Hunt 1100L PHMS
1573223328 Across the Nightingale Floor, Tales of the Otori, Book One
F Lian Hearn 840L PHMS
0451529421 Adam Bede F George Eliot 1260L PHHS
807842303 Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams
N John Adams PHHS
0143039571 Adventures of Augie March, The F Saul Bellow PHMS
822493519 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The F Mark Twain Reading Level 3-4 PM
0134354648 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The (Hard Cover) F Mark Twain 810L PHHS
0130373966 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes F Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Reading Level 4-8 GLB
0835902129 Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The F Mark Twain Reading Level 4-8 GLB
0141321105 Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The F Mark Twain 950L PHMS
082249258X Adventures of Tom Saywer, The F Mark Twain Reading Level 3-4 PM
0143105132 Aeneid, The F Virgil, Robert Fagles (translator), Bernard Knox (introduction)
0451530888 Age of Innocence, The F Edith Wharton 1170L PHHS