The Mary Add-To Collection (Grade 4 Six-Packs)

We are pleased to introduce our new SongLake Books Mary 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 Mary Collection for grade 4 include more non-fiction titles; repeated books by the same author; repeated topics; fairy tales from other countries; variety of topics; ties to content areas:  science, social studies; different times and cultures; and one hard cover biography of an author along with six copies of two different works by that author.  The Mary Collection also features different genres at each level offering more flexibility in choosing titles of interest for your students.  This collection is designed to augment our larger Matthew Collection.

Books in the Mary Collection span guided reading levels P-S to meet the needs of students found in a typical grade 4 classroom.  Note that Fountas/Pinnell have recently revised grade 4 to begin at level P.  The goal is to have fourth graders exit at a level S instructional level.

The Mary Collection contains 121 books:  one hard cover author biography and 6 copies each of 20 additional titles with 5 different titles per level.  It is designed for classrooms, Title I, and new federal programs such as RTI, i3, 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 Mary Collection is affordably priced below retail with no additional shipping or handling charges.  This is truly a remarkable value for a well-designed collection from multiple publishers.

Level Title Genre
P Coming Home:  From The Life Of Langston Hughes Biography
  *Exploring Saltwater Habitats Informational
  *Magic School Bus:  Inside The Earth Fantasy
  *Miss Geneva's Lantern Realistic Fiction
  *My Mother Got Married (And Other Disasters) Realistic Fiction
Q *Hannah Of Fairfield Historical Fiction
  *If You Sailed On The Mayflower In 1620 Informational
  *Legend Of Scarface, The Informational
  *Mysterious Spinners Traditional Literature
  Watching The Night Sky Informational
R *Everything Cat:  What Kids Really Want To Know About Cats Informational
  *Library Card, The Realistic Fiction
  *More Perfect Than The Moon Historical Fiction
  *Sacagawea:  Journey Into The West Biography
  *Who's That Stepping On Plymouth Rock? Informational
S Investigating Rocks Informational
  *Janitor's Boy, The Realistic Fiction
  *Lon Po Po:  A Red-Riding Hood Story From China Traditional Literature
  *Orphan Of Ellis Island, The Historical Fiction
  *Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus? Biography
* Listed on Fountas/Pinnell's Leveled Books website
121 books:  6 copies each of 20 different titles
plus 1 single copy of Surprising Myself (level O), a biography of Jean Fritz,
author of Who's That Stepping On Plymouth Rock? and
Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?
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