Resources for Educators
Personalized Help Curating Your Own Collection
Overwhelmed by how to start building a collection? Undecided about which materials dovetail best with those you already own? Allow our customer service and sales representatives to assist you with their knowledge of RiverStream Publishing’s new titles and expansive backlist. If appropriate, we can provide sample pages and preview copies of books.
Getting the Right Books to the Right Students
With so many choices, selecting books that can offer the right support to meet students where they are while simultaneously challenging them to grow as readers and critical thinkers can be daunting. We believe that leveling systems can be helpful guides. Ultimately educators are the best judges of what materials are most well suited to their students’ immediate needs. To guide customer decision making, most RiverStream Publishing titles have a leveling system designation, including Interest Level, Grade Level, Accelerated Reader, and Lexile Level. If your district or school uses a different measure for gauging book levels, a reading level conversion chart may be useful. Please contact customer service if you are in need of sample pages or preview copies to assess reading level.
Aligning Your Teaching with CCSS
As teachers are asked to make certain that their classroom efforts meet critical benchmarks, access to engaging, content-rich materials is more important than ever. RiverStream Publishing’s strength is informative, interesting, highly visual titles that can spark critical thinking skills across the curriculum. Some series are correlated to national and state guidelines, as noted in descriptions, for your convenience.
Teaching Suggestions and Lesson Plans
Various series of books include teacher resource and lesson plan materials, as well as teaching suggestions and extension activities. See notes in the features for each series.