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AlphaKids
Grades K to 2
 
 

Our Bestselling Reading Program Just Got Better! Enhance Your Literacy Instruction with 288 Leveled Books Now Also Available as E-Books
288 Student Titles organized in 24 levels and an easy-to-use Teacher Guide for each title—perfect for differentiated instruction!

AlphaKids helps young students begin their reading journey with the best selection of carefully leveled books from a variety of genres. This research-based, classroom-tested program focuses on building phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension skills using child-centered nonfiction and fiction.

  • Develop reading skills and strategies systematically through scaffolded, explicit instruction.
  • Support young readers through print placement, repetition of sentence patterns, picture-text correlation, and oral language structures.
  • Motivate students with books that gradually increase in length and difficulty.
  • Track progress and ensure application of key skills using blackline masters and quick observational checks.
  • A FREE Smart Word vocabulary card with every 6-Pack and book label for every title

AlphaKids Student Books
Empower your students to become strategic, successful readers with 288 updated titles in a wide range of topics and genres to match any curriculum.

  • Choose from realistic fiction, adventures, how-to books, photo-essays, fairy tales, and more!
  • High-interest titles offer gradually increasing challenges in length, language, text format, and story structure.
  • Child-centered books feature multicultural characters and engaging topics to keep kids turning pages.
  • Comprehension questions in the back of each book prompt students to check understanding and make connections.
  • Take a look inside! See samples of the new Student Book features.

AlphaKids E-Books
AlphaKids Student Books are now available in E-Book format!
E-Books Available

  • Look Inside! Download an E-Book Sample. (1.3 MB)
  • Purchase one-time-only, with 6-Packs
  • Unlimited circulation throughout a building
  • Device neutral: web-based, mobile-friendly, and iPad-compatible; perfect for interactive whiteboards
  • Access at school or home, anywhere, anytime

AlphaKids Teacher Guides
Now featuring four-color guides with assessment for each title—perfect for easy lesson planning!

AlphaKids Teacher Guides

  • Explicit support for building reading strategies and introducing important elements of phonics, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Suggestions for promoting comprehension through activating prior knowledge, previewing the text, and thinking about the text while reading.
  • Extension activities to encourage fluency practice and develop writing skills.
  • Take a look inside! Download a FREE Teacher Guide sampler.

AlphaKids Program Organization
Designed for guiding young readers through a supported and scaffolded program of literacy development, AlphaKids features a variety of levels and genres to match your students’ skills, interests, and instructional needs.

LEVELS FEATURES
Levels
1–5
• Guided Reading Levels A–D; 8–16 pages each; with 1–9 lines of text per page.
• Challenge young readers with a gradual progression of high-frequency words.
• Support students with consistent layout featuring ample word spacing.
Levels
6–11
• Guided Reading Levels D–G; 16 pages each; with 1–12 lines of text per page.
• Develop new vocabulary by teaching students to process words in context.
• Prepare students for sustained comprehension by exposing them to a variety of syntax, line lengths, voices, and sentence structures.
Levels
12–17
• Guided Reading Levels G–I; 16 pages each; with 1–14 lines of text per page.
• Build fluency through increased exposure to complex and compound sentence structure, and direct speech.
• Introduce students to a variety of voices and points of view.
Levels
18–24
• Guided Reading Levels J–K; 16–24 pages each; with 1–17 lines of text per page.
• Expose young readers to nonfiction text features, including captions, diagrams, headings, bulleted lists, and labels.
• Challenge students with a range of informational texts and longer, more complex narratives.

Accelerated Reader® quizzes are available for selected titles in AlphaKids, Levels 4–24.

Take a Closer Look!
Take a tour of AlphaKids
Take a brief tour of AlphaKids.
 

E-Books Available!
Perfect for whole class and small group settings.
Download an E-Book Sample.
Download an E-Book Sample.
(1.3 MB)
 

Look inside a complimentary Teacher Guide sampler.
 

See Student Book Pages!
Click through AlphaKids Levels 1–24 below to view samples from each set.

See samples of the new Student Book features.
 

Researched & Approved:
View the AlphaKids Research Report.

Awards: Learning Magazine® Teachers' Choice Award; Early Childhood News Directors' Choice Award

Titles in this Series Early Intervention Level Guided Reading Level Interest Level Page Count Word Count
AlphaKids Level 1 1 A K - 2 8 22 - 35
AlphaKids Level 2 2 B K - 2 12 30 - 59
AlphaKids Level 3 3 C K - 2 12 38 - 93
AlphaKids Level 4 4 C K - 2 16 74 - 140
AlphaKids Level 5 5 D K - 2 16 41 - 189
AlphaKids Level 6 6 D K - 2 16 49 - 194
AlphaKids Level 7 7 E K - 2 16 91 - 207
AlphaKids Level 8 8 E K - 2 16 87 - 274
AlphaKids Level 9 9 F K - 2 16 136 - 284
AlphaKids Level 10 10 F K - 2 16 107 - 331
AlphaKids Level 11 11 G K - 2 16 115 - 359
AlphaKids Level 12 12 G K - 2 16 156 - 352
AlphaKids Level 13 13 H K - 2 16 124 - 355
AlphaKids Level 14 14 H K - 2 16 171 - 400
AlphaKids Level 15 15 I K - 2 16 186 - 395
AlphaKids Level 16 16 I K - 2 16 92 - 376
AlphaKids Level 17 17 I K - 2 16 219 - 522
AlphaKids Level 18 18 J K - 2 16 336 - 580
AlphaKids Level 19 19 J K - 2 16 206 - 539
AlphaKids Level 20 20 J K - 2 16 - 20 249 - 815
AlphaKids Level 21 21 K K - 2 16 - 20 332 - 784
AlphaKids Level 22 22 K K - 2 16 - 20 386 - 836
AlphaKids Level 23 23 K K - 2 16 - 20 268 - 972
AlphaKids Level 24 24 K K - 2 24 371 - 864

AlphaKids
Quantity Order Code Configuration Price
WA-24212 Levels 1–5: Single Copy Set: 60 Books (1 each of 60 titles) $327.00
WA-34687 Levels 1–5: Classroom Set: 360 Print Books (6 each of 60 titles); 60 E-Books (PDFs); 60 Smart Word Vocabulary Cards; 60 Teacher Guides $2,162.00
WA-24215 Levels 6–11: Single Copy Set: 72 Books (1 each of 72 titles) $414.00
WA-34688 Levels 6–11: Classroom Set: 432 Print Books (6 each of 72 titles); 72 E-Books (PDFs); 72 Smart Word Vocabulary Cards; 72 Teacher Guides $2,715.00
WA-24218 Levels 12–17: Single Copy Set: 72 Books (1 each of 72 titles) $414.00
WA-34689 Levels 12–17: Classroom Set: 432 Print Books (6 each of 72 titles); 72 E-Books (PDFs); 72 Smart Word Vocabulary Cards; 72 Teacher Guides $2,715.00
WA-24372 Levels 18–24: Single Copy Set: 84 Books (1 each of 84 titles) $483.00
WA-34690 Levels 18–24: Classroom Set: 504 Print Books (6 each of 84 titles); 84 E-Books (PDFs); 84 Smart Word Vocabulary Cards; 84 Teacher Guides $3,169.00
WA-24367 Levels 1–24: Single Copy Set: 288 Books (1 each of 288 titles) $1,520.00
WA-34691 Levels 1–24: Classroom Set: 1,728 Print Books (6 each of 288 titles); 288 E-Books (PDFs); 288 Smart Word Vocabulary Cards; 288 Teacher Guides $10,499.00

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