The Doris Collection (Grade 4 Single Copies)

We are pleased to introduce our new SongLake Books Doris Collection.  Recognizing that many schools are struggling to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards, we have scrutinized hundreds of books from approved publishers and hand-selected only those that best align themselves with these standards.

Features of our Doris Collection for grade 4 include; repeated books by the same author/illustrator; repeated topics; less familiar fairy tales; different versions of familiar fairy tales; fairy tales from different cultures; greater variety of topics; ties to content areas: science, social studies, health; different times and cultures; more mature themes as poverty, fear, prejudice. The Doris Collection also features different genres at each level offering more flexibility in choosing titles of interest for your students.

Books in the Doris Collection span guided reading levels P–S to meet the needs of students found in a typical grade 4 classroom.  The goal is to have fourth graders exit this grade at a  level S instructional level.

Our Doris Collection contains 61 different titles:  1 author's biography as well as 60 additional titles organized with 15 titles per level.  This set consists of one copy of each book contained in our Matthew Collection and our Mary Collection.  It is designed for classrooms, Title I/ESEA, and new federal programs such as ESSA, et al.  It is also ideal for bookrooms.

Most titles included in this collection can be found in Fountas and Pinnell's Booklist now found online.  Each collection comes with two lists.  One list is arranged by levels.  The other list is arranged alphabetically.

As with each of our collections the Doris Collection is affordably priced below retail.  This is truly a remarkable value for a well-designed collection from multiple publishers.

Level Title Genre
P *Balto And The Great Race Realistic Fiction
  *Barack Obama Biography
  Coming Home:  From The Life Of Langston Hughes Biography
  *Dragon Prince: Chinese Beauty & The Beast Traditional Literature
  *Encyclopedia Brown: Everyone's Favorite Boy Detective Realistic Fiction
  *Exploring Freshwater Habitats Informational
  *Exploring Saltwater Habitats Informational
  *Hundred Dresses, The Realistic Fiction
  *Knots On A Counting Rope Realistic Fiction
  *Magic School Bus:  Inside The Earth Fantasy
  *Magic School Bus:  Inside The Human Body Fantasy
  *Mario's Mayan Journey Fantasy
  *Miss Geneva's Lantern Realistic Fiction
  *My Mother Got Married (And Other Disasters) Realistic Fiction
  *Wall, The Historical Fiction
Q *Dragonling, The Fantasy
  *Great Black Heroes:  Five Brilliant Scientists Biography
  *Hannah Of Fairfield Historical Fiction
  *Hurricanes Informational
  *If You Lived In Colonial Times Informational
  *If You Lived With The Iroquois Informational
  *If You Sailed On The Mayflower In 1620 Informational
  *If Your Name Was Changed At Ellis Island Informational
  *Legend Of Scarface, The Informational
  *Malala Yousafzai Biography
  *Mysterious Spinners Traditional Literature
  *Pedro's Journal Historical Fiction
  *People And The Sea Informational
  *Trojan Horse:  How The Greeks Won The War Traditional Literature
  Watching The Night Sky Informational
R *Becoming A Citizen Informational
  *Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? Informational
  *Everything Cat:  What Kids Really Want To Know About Cats Informational
  *Family Under The Bridge Realistic Fiction
  *Frederick Douglass Biography
  *Freedom Crossing Historical Fiction
  *Journey To A New Land:  An Oral History Biography
  *Library Card, The Realistic Fiction
  *Mae Jemison Biography
  *More Perfect Than The Moon Historical Fiction
  *Pigling:  A Cinderella Story (Korean Fairytale) Traditional LiteratureS
  *Sacagawea:  Journey Into The West Biography
  *Thomas Edison:  Inventor With A Lot Of Bright Ideas Biography
  *Who's That Stepping On Plymouth Rock? Informational
  *Why Don't You Get A Horse, Sam Adams? Biography
S *Barefoot:  Escape On The Underground Railroad Historical Fiction
  *Boy Called Slow, A Biography
  *Children Of The Longhouse Historical Fiction
  *Do Tornados Really Twist? Informational
  Investigating Rocks Informational
  *Janitor's Boy, The Realistic Fiction
  *Letters From Rifka Historical Fiction
  *Lon Po Po:  A Red-Riding Hood Story From China Traditional Literature
  *Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #6:  Space Informational
  *Once On This Island Historical Fiction
  *Orphan Of Ellis Island, The Historical Fiction
  *Should There Be Zoos? Informational
  *Taking Sides Realistic Fiction
  *Taste Of Blackberries, A Realistic Fiction
  *Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus? Biography
* Listed on Fountas/Pinnell's Leveled Books website
61 books:  1 copy each of 60 paperback titles
plus Surprising Myself (level O), a biography of Jean Fritz,
author of Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?,
Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?,
Who's Stepping On Plymouth Rock?, and
Why Don't You Get A Horse, Sam Adams?
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