Sundance Starters

Grades PreK to 2

Create a Love of Reading and Desire to Learn with Nonfiction Leveled Readers

  • Engage young students with 80 developmentally appropriate Nonfiction Texts: Essays, Narrative, Procedural, and Informational Texts
  • Build students' reading confidence while increasing comprehension and fluency with texts that gradually increase in complexity.
  • Teach early Reading skills and concepts in a Guided Reading setting with simple-to-use Lesson Plans.
  • Take a Look Inside! Download a Program Brochure for Sundance Starters.

Program Overview

Student Books

6-Packs Contain Print and E-Book Formats

The 80 Sundance Starters Nonfiction Leveled Readers contain accessible text for students learning print concepts, and large photographs to focus students' attention.

With 8 books at Reading Levels A-J, Sundance Starters:

  • Cover key Nonfiction content topics such as Families, Communities, Life Science, Physical Science, and Engineering Design
  • Contain Nonfiction text features such as picture glossaries, tables of contents, and photographs with captions
  • Take a Look Inside! Download a FREE Student E-Book sample.

Lesson Plans

Individual Lesson Plans for each book, aligned to Reading Standards, contain Guided Reading instruction and emphasize oral language acquisition for below-level readers and English Language Learners
  • Lesson Overview with book and standards information
  • Before Reading:
    • Introduce the book topic: Builds Science and Social Studies knowledge
    • Review print concepts
    • Build vocabulary
  • During Reading: Close Reading Skills/Strategies introduce students to the skills necessary to achieve comprehension of a text
    • Asking and answering questions
    • Comparing and contrasting
    • Identifying sequence
    • Recognizing causes and effects
  • After Reading
    • Speaking and Listening Strategies
    • Phonological Awareness/Phonics
    • Focus on Oral Language Development for ELLs
    • Vocabulary Review
    • Tips for Spanish Speakers
  • Student Blackline Master monitors students' progress
  • Take a Look Inside! Download a FREE Lesson Plan sampler.
Take a Look Inside! Download a Program Brochure for Sundance Starters.

Titles in this Series Grade/Interest Level Guided Rdg Level
Sundance Starters GRL A Set   PreK - 2 A
Sundance Starters GRL B Set   PreK - 2 B
Sundance Starters GRL C Set   PreK - 2 C
Sundance Starters GRL D Set   PreK - 2 D
Sundance Starters GRL E Set   PreK - 2 E
Sundance Starters GRL F Set   PreK - 2 F
Sundance Starters GRL G Set   PreK - 2 G
Sundance Starters GRL H Set   PreK - 2 H
Sundance Starters GRL I Set   PreK - 2 I
Sundance Starters GRL J Set   PreK - 2 J


Sundance Starters
Quantity Order Code ConfigurationPrice
WA-38386 Complete Single Copy Set: 80 Books (1 each of 80 titles) $540.00
WA-38387 Complete Classroom Set: 480 Print Books (6 each of 80 titles); 80 E-Books (PDFs); 80 Lesson Plans $3,499.00

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