Reading for Comprehension Readiness

Grades 1-3  |  Comprehensive Skills

$6.15$165.05 each

A long-standing class favorite! Your young readers will love the high-interest articles in these comprehension lessons…and you will too!

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What kind of bug can sing? What animal looks like a log? Reading for Comprehension Readiness fosters reading readiness in the context of nonfiction reading. Each book combines engaging factual articles with questions and activities that assess comprehension and build critical thinking skills. This three-book series lays the groundwork to build reading-for-information skills students will need in later grades.

This series is ©2007. For updated lessons, see Reading for Comprehension Readiness, Full-Color Edition.

  • Series progresses from sight words and short vowels to long vowels and easily decodable blends.
  • High-interest articles focus on people and animals.
  • Students quickly adapt to consistent question formats.
  • Fun Pages in Books 1 and 2 and Writing Pages in Book 3 reinforce readiness skills like classifying, distinguishing real from make-believe, and following directions.
  • Books are written at the first-grade level but the high-interest articles make them ideal for struggling readers at the higher grades.
  • Teacher’s guides include instructional strategies, remediation techniques, and a reproducible evaluation chart.


Reading for Comprehension Readiness is ideal for students in grades 1 through 3. Use any of the three books for this grade range.

Student Book: 32-48 pages
Teacher’s Guide: 12 pages

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Grades 1-3
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For your convenience, prices are listed below and can be printed for reference. Please place your order in the section above.

Student Book: Minimum order of 5 of the same book

Classroom Set: Includes 25 copies of the same student book and 1 teacher’s guide

Teacher’s Guide: FREE with the purchase of 25 copies of the same student book

Grades 1-3
ISBN Format Qty Price Each
3855-8 Student Book, Book 1 5+ $6.90
3856-5 Student Book, Book 2 5+ $6.90
3857-2 Student Book, Book 3 5+ $6.90
4096-4 Classroom Set, Book 1 1+ $165.05
4097-1 Classroom Set, Book 2 1+ $165.05
4098-8 Classroom Set, Book 3 1+ $165.05
K3855-8 Teacher's Guide, Book 1 1+ $6.15
K3856-5 Teacher's Guide, Book 2 1+ $6.15
K3857-2 Teacher's Guide, Book 3 1+ $6.15

Update September 2023: Please see ordering updates on our FAMIS/NYC page. 

The ordering information below is for New York City schools ordering through the FAMIS system. 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 •
Continental Press vendor number: CON210000

Student Books: 5 or more copies of the same book $6.05 each

Teacher’s Guides: $6.76 each
FREE with purchase of 25 copies of the same student book
Note: To order teacher’s guides, please add the letter “K” before the student book number.

TitleStudent BooksTeacher's Guides
Book 1978084543855897808454K38558
Book 2978084543856597808454K38565
Book 3978084543857297808454K38572