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Beginning Biography Series

Grades: K-2

Beginning Biography Series
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Who invented Famous Amos cookies? Who made Barbie a household name? The Beginning Biography Series features engaging topics that are relevant to today’s students. You’re sure to keep their attention as they practice reading informational text.

  • 12 books are based on curriculum themes:

Inventors/Entrepreneurs: 4 books
Leaders/Explorers: 4 books
Artists/Authors: 4 books

  • To align with today's standards and the Common Core, the books contain text features such as tables of contents, headings, captions, labels, and glossaries. View the Common Core correlation.
  • Teacher support cards enrich lessons with phonics and word recognition activities, discussion questions, and extension activities
  • An award-winning series! Read the Learning®  Magazine Teachers' Choice Award for the Classroom evaluation.
  • This series is approved by Reading Recovery®.

See our Beginning Biography Connections kit with readers and reproducible resources to enrich and extend your lessons.

Book Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Page Count: 12
Guided Reading Level: M
Reading Recovery Level: 20
Seedling Level: Fluent
Type: Nonfiction

Title Notes: This series has been officially leveled by Reading Recovery®.

Click on the Preview Sample button(s) below to access interior pages or other program content. These files can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Viewer, iTunes, or Windows Media Player.

Grades: K-2 Classroom Library Inventors/Entrepreneurs preview
Grades: K-2 Classroom Library Leaders/Explorers preview
Grades: K-2 Classroom Library Artists/Authors preview

For your convenience, prices are listed below and can be printed for reference. Please place your order in the section above.

Need more information? A pop-up will appear when you narrow your selection in the drop-downs above. Depending on your selection, you may see our free teacher’s guide policy, the components within a product grouping (sets, collections, etc.), and much more.

ISBN GRADE / LEVEL: FORMAT Quantity Price Each
7795-3Grades: K-2 : Classroom Library Complete Set1+$93.60
7799-1Grades: K-2 : Classroom Library Inventors/Entrepreneurs1+$31.60
7801-1Grades: K-2 : Classroom Library Leaders/Explorers1+$31.60
7797-7Grades: K-2 : Classroom Library Artists/Authors1+$31.60
7796-0Grades: K-2 : Guided Reading Complete Set1+$371.15
7800-4Grades: K-2 : Guided Reading Inventors/Entrepreneurs1+$126.10
7802-8Grades: K-2 : Guided Reading Leaders/Explorers1+$126.10
7798-4Grades: K-2 : Guided Reading Artists/Authors1+$126.10

The ordering information below is for New York City schools ordering through FAMIS. It can be printed for reference. Click here to view the complete FAMIS price list.

For FAMIS ordering, use the ISBNs listed below or contact Sussman Education: 800.350.7180 •

Product Pricing for NYC FAMIS Purchases
For FAMIS ordering, use the ISBNs listed above or contact Sussman Education: 800.350.7180 •

Continental Press Vendor Number: CON210000

This series is ideal for units of study, such as favorite authors and illustrators, space, and presidents and government.

Use the books for research activities.
• Students can learn unique facts and use the new information to start up educational group discussions.
• Use when studying and writing biographies. Consider having students chose a person, read the text, research the person more in depth, and then write their own biography on their person.

Also use for:
• individual reading time
• intervention block with students who need more individualized instruction in reading