Educational Alignments & Levels Storybooks

Guided Reading Levels

Conserve Our Wild’s wildlife books are great for kids’ preschool to 5th grade.
We ensure kids read books that match their current reading ability.

Guided reading is not just an exercise to practice reading skills. It is research-based, professionally energized, highly targeted, scaffolded reading instruction that propels all students toward confident, independent reading of high-quality grade level books across a diverse array of literature and informational genres. Reading well means reading with deep, high quality comprehension and gaining maximum insight or knowledge from each source.

Perfect for Reading:

  1. Maximize reading growth.
  2. We match kids with books. written for their current reading ability.
  3. Our wildlife books are loved by kids and teachers alike.
  4. It’s easier to learn when you enjoy what you read.

Perfect for Teaching:

  1. Improve Reading Skills
  2. Improve Reading Comprehension
  3. Improve Reading Retention
  4. Early Emergent Readers
  5. Emergent Readers
  6. Beginning Readers
  7. Struggling Readers
  8. STEM
  9. ELL
  10. ESOL

Rated to Meet Standards:

  1. Professionally Edited
  2. Guided Reading Levels Rated
  3. Lexile Rated
  4. Interest Level Rated
  5. Language Arts State Standards
  6. Literacy State Standards
  7. Reading State Standards
  8. STEM State Standards
  9. Common Core Standards
  10. Next Gen Science Standards

The Lexile Framework for reading is a scientific approach to reading that place both readers and texts on the same measurement scale. About half of all US students Lexile measures from national, state, and local assessments.

Lexile measures:

  • Connect your students with reading materials at the right challenge level.
  • Analyze instructional materials and plan for instruction.
  • Communicate and engage with students and parents regarding reading progress.
  • Set goals and monitor reading growth over time.

A Lexile reader measure describes student’s reading ability. Connecting students with books in their Lexile range – 100L below to 50L above their reported Lexile measure – provides an ideal level of reading challenge.

Connect Students with "Just Right" Reading

Lexile measures provide valuable information about students’ abilities as well as text difficulty.


Example: Educational Alignments & Levels


PublisherConserve Our Wild
Book CategoryFiction and Non-Fiction
Book Type:Wildlife Storybook
Page Count:32
Word Count:1,000
Lexile:300 – 1000
Guided Reading Levels:E – V
Interest Level:Prekindergarten through 5th grade
Educational Description:Fiction narrative, main character point of view; Story elements: setting: geographic location, plot and character development. Life science; behaviors and characteristics of animals, camouflage, predator and prey, heredity, habitat, homes, group names, adaptations, food, conservation. Photographs enhance meaning and tone. Comprehension strategies: Identify main idea and details, cause and effect relationships, compare and contrast, and ask and answer questions. Themes: Our natural world, survival.
Next Generation
Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
Next Generation 
Inheritance and Variation of Traits: Life Cycles and Traits
2-LS4:Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
3-LS1-1:From molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes-Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.
3-LS2-1:Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics-Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
3-LS3-1:Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits-Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.
3-ESS3:Earth and Human Activity:
3-ESS2:Earth’s Systems: Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.

Engineering Design: Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

Common Core  CCSS/Instructional Strands:G3:W.2-3.1,2,2a,2b,2c,2d,3,7,8,10
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