Key Links Literacy Guided Readers are authored by literacy expert and children's author, Jill Eggleton, and provide the perfect vehicle to drive students towards higher-order thinking, comprehension, application of skills, and retention of knowledge.
Key Links Literacy Guided Readers are designed with:
- 212 unique titles spanning grades K-5.
- ThinkLinks™ prompts on every page of every book.
- Higher-order questions that serve as examples for teachers.
- Thought-provoking informational topics and humorous fiction texts.
- Ideas for peer collaboration in talking and writing.
- In-depth Writer’s Craft ideas in levels silver and above.
The use of precisely leveled, authentic texts — coupled with rigorous, focused instruction— make Key Links Literacy Guided Readers a powerful tool for leading students towards independence in reading.
Quality, Authentic Texts
Quality, authentic texts maintain students’ attention and yield richer, deeper thinking. In order to practice higher-order thinking and questioning, emergent, early, and fluent readers each need a vast collection of rich, engaging texts designed to help them meet specific goals.
Gradual Progression of Difficulty
Each title within Key Links Literacy Guided Readers is creatively written, but also carefully designed. Smart, precise leveling and sequencing ensures that each book builds on skills introduced in previous titles. Gradual progression of difficulty helps students build on newly acquired skills and apply them to new and different forms of text. No monkey business here!
Going Bee-yond Good
Key Links Literacy Guided Readers establish the skills necessary to become not only a good reader, but a great thinker. With the right support and scaffolding, what starts out as basic fluency and understanding of the text can transform a good reader into a great 21st century thinker.
The key to a great guided reading lesson is powerful questioning, but coming up with the right questions for every guided reading lesson can be a mammoth task. ThinkLinks™ Panels, located on every page of every Guided Reader, scaffold small-group instruction with critical thinking and support and structure for every step of the guided reading lesson.