Class Book Sets

Classroom Book Sets and Instructional Unit Plans

Here you will find videos describing the books and instructional units, and you will be able to view and download the unit plans that accompany the books.

Scroll to a grade level group:
Kindergarten–Third : Fourth–Sixth : Seventh–Twelfth

Grades K–3

Book sets contain 28 books each.

How to Use the Grades K-3 Unit Plans and Lessons

Instructional Units: Click here for a complete list of titles for Grades K-3.

To access the Unit Plan PDF for a particular book, click on the link for your state
(Arizona – AZ, Colorado/New Mexico – CO/NM, or Texas – TX).

Grade Unit 1 Unit 2

Kindergarten

Unit 1 Theme: I Can Make a Difference

10 Things I Can Do to Help My World AZ CO/NM TX

City Green

AZ CO/NM TX

Unit 2 Theme: Body Parts

Today I Will Fly

AZ CO/NM TX
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? AZ CO/NM TX

First

Unit 1 Theme: Stories

Arthur Writes a Story AZ CO/NM TX
Author – A True Story AZ CO/NM TX
How a Book is Made AZ CO/NM TX

Unit 2 Theme: Crayons, Pencils, and Creativity

Day the Crayons Quit AZ CO/NM TX
From Wax to Crayon AZ CO/NM TX
The Pencil AZ CO/NM TX

Second

Unit 1 Theme: Communities

Tub People

AZ CO/NM TX
Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine AZ CO/NM TX

Who Does That?

AZ CO/NM TX

Unit 2 Theme: Teeth

You Think It’s Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? AZ CO/NM TX
Melvin, the Magnificent Molar! AZ CO/NM TX
Throw Your Tooth on the Roof AZ CO/NM TX

Third

Unit 1 Theme: Snow, Snowflakes, Gifts We Bring

Snowflake Bentley AZ CO/NM TX

The Snow Walker

AZ CO/NM TX
A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder AZ CO/NM TX

Unit 2 Theme: Gooney Bird Greene

Gooney Bird Greene AZ CO/NM TX
Gooney Bird and the Room Mother AZ CO/NM TX
Gooney Bird is So Absurd AZ CO/NM TX

Grades 4–6

Book sets contain 28 books: 8 lower level, 12 medium level, 8 advanced.

How to Use the Grades 4-6 Unit Plans and Lessons

Instructional Units: Click here for a complete list of titles for Grades 4-6.

To access the Unit Plan PDF for a particular book, click on the link for your state
(Arizona – AZ, Colorado/New Mexico – CO/NM, or Texas – TX).

Grade Fiction Informational

Fourth

Book Set 4-a: Blast into the Past

Oh Say, I Can’t See AZ CO/NM TX
The Whipping Boy AZ CO/NM TX
The Traitors’ Gate AZ CO/NM TX

Book Set 4-b: Blast into the Past

George Washington’s Teeth AZ CO/NM TX
Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter AZ CO/NM TX
Bullies are a Pain in the Brain AZ CO/NM TX

Book Set 4-c: Exciting Excursions

97 Ways to Train a Dragon AZ CO/NM TX
Because of Winn Dixie AZ CO/NM TX
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler AZ CO/NM TX

Book Set 4-d: Exciting Excursions

Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland AZ CO/NM TX
What’s for Dinner AZ CO/NM TX
Turn of the Century AZ CO/NM TX

Fifth

Book Set 5-a: Blast into the Past

Number the Stars AZ CO/NM TX
Bull Run AZ CO/NM TX
Julie of the Wolves AZ CO/NM TX

Book Set 5-b: Blast into the Past

Candy Bomber AZ CO/NM TX
You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Nurse in the American Civil War AZ CO/NM TX
Alaska AZ CO/NM TX

Book Set 5-c: Exciting Excursions

The 13th Floor AZ CO/NM TX
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher AZ CO/NM TX
The Cay AZ CO/NM TX

Book Set 5-d: Exciting Excursions

Sea Queens AZ CO/NM TX
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi AZ CO/NM TX
Ouch AZ CO/NM TX

Sixth

Book Set 6-a: Blast into the Past

Al Capone Does My Shirts AZ CO/NM TX
Snow Treasure AZ CO/NM TX
The Door in the Wall AZ CO/NM TX

Book Set 6-b: Blast into the Past

You Wouldn’t Want to be a Chicago Gangster AZ CO/NM TX
Castle AZ CO/NM TX

Book Set 6-c: Exciting Excursions

Mr. Tucket AZ CO/NM TX
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle AZ CO/NM TX
The Twenty-One Balloons AZ CO/NM TX

Book Set 6-d: Exciting Excursions

Get the Scoop on Animal Poop! AZ CO/NM TX
Amelia to Zora: 26 Women Who Changed the World AZ CO/NM TX
Sir Cumference and the Viking’s Map AZ CO/NM TX

Grades 7–12

Book sets contain 30 books each.

Explanation about selection of books and format of instructional units.

Instructional Units: Click here for a complete list of titles for Grades 7-12.

To access the Unit Plan PDF for a particular book, click on the link for your state
(Arizona – AZ, Colorado/New Mexico – CO/NM, or Texas – TX).

Grade Titles / Instructional Units

Seventh–Eighth

The Code Talker AZ CO/NM TX
The Secret Life of Bees AZ CO/NM TX
The Book Thief AZ CO/NM TX
Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany AZ CO/NM TX

Ninth–Tenth

The Giver AZ CO/NM TX
Dicey’s Song AZ CO/NM TX
The Invention of Wings AZ CO/NM TX
Sorta Like a Rock Star AZ CO/NM TX

Eleventh–Twelfth

The Beginning of Everything AZ CO/NM TX
Flowers for Algernon AZ CO/NM TX