CONNECTING READING GR 7-8 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
An effective, flexible program for all readers, this book includes fluency instruction, engaging nonfiction reading passages, and timed reading passages to improve reading speed. Each topic includes connected passages written at three different reading levels, allowing students of mixed reading levels to share information after reading their passage and answering questions about it. Each passage includes the word count of each line, enabling students to improve their reading by timing each other and charting their progress. Simultaneously builds fluency, develops comprehension, and increases reading speed and confidence. Develops subject-area reading ability with ties to science and social studies standards. Provides graphic organizers to help students develop higher order thinking skills. 128 pages.