Skip to main content
Types of Resources on Raz-Plus
Updated this week

Raz-Plus provides a wealth of literacy resources, including texts, a Reading Assignment area, and several types of assessments.

Books - Find a deep library of fiction and non-fiction books at various levels of text complexity. Students will be able to listen to the books for modeled fluency, or read and record so you can check their performance. The Self-Paced Assignment includes a selection of books for each level of text complexity. Many resources are also available for Custom Assignment or My Assignment.

Assessments - Raz-Plus offers Benchmark Books and Benchmark Passages to help teachers identify appropriate texts for students and monitor their progress toward reading success. Comprehension Quizzes are also available to assess how well a student comprehends their reading and are great resources for text-dependent questions. Teachers can also assign High-Frequency Word Assessments and Alphabet Assessments for additional evaluation.

Also available in the Reading Room:

eBooks - In addition to the books available in the Self-Paced Assignment, every Raz-Plus book is available electronically to students through the Reading Room.

Nursery Rhymes - Listening to new twists on traditional nursery rhymes exposes students to a variety of rhyme and rhythm patterns. Repetition helps them identify patterns of sounds, an important phonological awareness skill that leads to greater reading success.

Poetry Books - Bolster students' listening and reading fluency skills with poetry books that provide opportunities to listen for and practice reading with appropriate pitch, intonation, and inflection. Poems with a story-like beginning, middle, and ending also help students with comprehension skills, such as sequencing events or understanding basic story elements.

Song Books - Songs help students understand the rhyme and rhythm of language in a similar way to poetry or nursery rhymes. Songs add melody and beat and support students' enjoyment of reading. Encourage students to sing along with the highlighted words in each Song Book, karaoke-style.

Alphabet Books - Learning to recognize the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet is one of the most important first steps in learning how to read. Alphabet Books help students learn to identify and name each letter of the alphabet.

Sound/Symbol Books - Support students' learning about the relationship between sounds and symbols, also known as letter-sound correspondence, which is essential to decoding.

Decodable Books - After providing explicit and systematic phonics instruction and practice using phonics lessons and resources, have students apply their learning by reading the Decodable eBooks available in the Reading Room.

High-Frequency Word Books - Prepare students for reading success with three sets of High-Frequency Word Books, featuring the most commonly used words in printed text. High-Frequency Word Books introduce these common words in an easy-to-read format that includes rebuses for non-high-frequency words.

Read-Aloud Books - Target specific sounds with Read-Aloud Books that can be paired with a phonics lesson that corresponds to a particular book's target sound. Read-Aloud Books also build critical phonemic awareness skills.

Shared Reading - Build foundational skills important for early readers, including print concepts and reading strategies. Each Shared Reading title has a printable student version and two projectable versions for whole-class activities, as well as a five-day lesson plan.

Graphic Books - Present informational text in an engaging and entertaining format, and appeal to visual learners as well as struggling and reluctant readers. Each Graphic Book pairs with a related book for additional reading on the same topic.

Close Reading Packs - Students carefully analyze the text of multiple passages and have small-group or whole-class discussions to answer a Key Question.

There are also additional resources available for teachers to print and project, including Fluency, Comprehension, Tutoring & Mentoring Packs, and many more.

Did this answer your question?