The Karen Collection (Grade 2 Six-Packs)

We are pleased to introduce our new SongLake Books Karen 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 Karen Collection for grade 2 include repeated characters; repeated books by the same author/illustrator; repeated topics; different versions of the same fairy tales; greater variety of topics; ties to content areas: science, social studies, health, math; family and community; different times and cultures; as well as a play to perform.  The Karen Collection also features different genres at each level offering more flexibility in choosing titles of interest for your students.

Books in the Karen Collection span guided reading levels J–M to meet the varied needs of students found in a typical grade 2 classroom.  The goal is to have second graders exit this grade at a level M instructional level.

Our Karen Collection contains 265 books:  1 author biography and 6 copies each of 44 titles organized into guided reading sets 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 Karen Collection is affordably priced below retail.  This is truly a remarkable value for a well-designed collection from multiple publishers.

Level Title Genre
J Celebrating Martin Luther King Day Informational
  Frog Prince, The Traditional Literature
  Henry And Mudge:  The First Book Realistic Fiction
  Jake's Bird Feeder Realistic Fiction
jacketPat And Pea Soup
Realistic Fiction
  Princess Pig And The Pea Traditional Literature
  Thunderstorm, The (A Play) Readers' Theatre
  Two Fables Of Aesop Traditional Literature
jacketWalking Home Alone
Realistic Fiction
  What Happens To Trash? Informational
  What's The Difference? Informational
K First Flight Biography
jacketHoops And Me
Realistic Fiction
  How Much Does This Hold? Informational
  Jasper And The Bully Fantasy
  Keep The Lights Burning, Abbie Historical Fiction
  Looking At Maps And Globes Informational
  Pond Hockey Challenge, The Realistic Fiction
  Princess And The Pea, The (PV) Traditional Literature
  Strega Nona Traditional Literature
  Tarantula Informational
  Three Stories You Can Read To Your Cat Fantasy
L Cinderella (PV) Traditional Literature
jacketCoral Reef, The
jacketDad Still Smiles
Realistic Fiction
  Dinosaur Reports Informational
  Helen Keller Biography
  Ice Hockey Informational
  Jeepers Realistic Fiction
  Oliver And The Bird Feeder Fantasy
  Pinky And Rex Realistic Fiction
  Princess Pig And The Pink Purse (Ethics) Fantasy
  Three Wishes, The Traditional Literature
M Bronco Charlie And The Pony Express (Lerner) Historical Fiction
  Drinking Gourd, The Historical Fiction
  Elephant Orphanage, The Informational
jacket*Escape From Death Valley
jacketFreedom Quilt
Historical Fiction
  How And Why Spiders Spin Silk Informational
  Night Noises Realistic Fiction
  Old Woman Who Lived In A Vinegar Bottle, The Traditional Literature
  Picture Book Of Martin Luther King, A Biography
  Reuse And Recycle Informational
  Wolf Who Cried Boy, The Fantasy
Most titles listed on Fountas & Pinnell's Leveled Books website
265 books: 6 copies of 44 different paperback titles plus one additional title
Playing With Words, a biography of James Howe,
author of the Pinky and Rex books.
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