Serial Books (Favorite Characters)
Favorite familiar characters and predictable formats for new adventures make serial books, or series books, ideal tools for reading, re-reading, and making text-to-text connections.
Why Use Serial Books?
Increased engagement with favorite series makes the task of close reading simpler and faster. Repetition of characters, setting, or plot structure in series stories often provides additional support for readers who might otherwise struggle to more deeply explore authorís craft and purpose.
How to Use
Provide students with access to the Serial Books when you customize their Book Room settings.
All serial books are leveled, and most books in each series are self-contained stories and can be used for guided or independent reading practice any time. In other series, authors build on the characters in each book and continue a story across books in the series to extend analysis of characters and plot to keep readers coming back.