An easy-to-use Teacher's Guide & Assessments manual is available for each stage of Windows on Literacy. Included are lesson notes for each title, with a variety of teaching strategies for both literacy and content-area instruction, and blackline masters
Big Books are designed for shared reading. Animals have interesting features, such as sticky tongues or horns that help them find food and protect themselves. This book points out characteristics shared by seemingly very different animals.
Identifies protective coverings of animals, including shells and spines.
Teaches how to find information on a calendar.
Introduces the terminology of various landforms found on the earth.
6 copies of I Can See My Shadow. Examines how the size of a shadow changes throughout the course of a day.
6 copies of What Color Is the Sky? Shows how the color of the sky changes during the course of the day.
6 copies of The Night Sky. This book looks at the moon and the stars that you can see in the night sky.
6 copies of Weather Today. Read about the methods for figuring out what the weather will be and how to dress accordingly.
6 copies of On the Moon. Learn more about the moon and what it is like there. Simple text and large photographs of moon landings and exploratory missions show the moon’s landscape.
6 copies of Water, Land, and Air. Introduces the three basic components of Earth.
6 copies of Mud, Mud, Mud. Considers how and why different animals use mud.
6 copies of Plants on My Plate. Simple text explains how some common vegetables are stems, roots, and flower buds of plants.
6 copies of Seeds Grow into Plants. This book shows that different types of plants grow from different types of seeds.
6 copies of The Penguin Chick. Penguin parents hatch an egg and feed their chick. This text looks at the life cycle of a baby penguin.
6 copies of A Frog Has a Sticky Tongue. Animals have interesting features, such as sticky tongues or horns that help them find food and protect themselves. This book points out characteristics shared by seemingly very different animals.
6 copies of Animal Armor. Identifies protective coverings of animals, including shells and spines.
6 copies of Cooking Dinner. Demonstrates how ingredients and tools are necessary elements when cooking dinner.
6 copies of I Can Breathe Underwater. Shows how a snorkel makes it possible to breathe underwater.
6 copies of Tools Can Help Us See. Presents different tools people use to help them see better.
6 copies of Loading the Airplane. A behind the scenes look at what happens to luggage once it is checked in.
6 copies of Going Fishing. Examines the gear required and the process for catching fish.
6 copies of Zoo Map. Teaches students how to read a map by finding their way around the zoo.
6 copies of The Earth. Introduces the terminology of various landforms found on the earth.
6 copies of The Park. Simple maps show the places and activities a family can enjoy at the park.
6 copies of Marks in the Sand. Many animals leave marks in the wet sand with their bodies, flippers, and tails.
6 copies of People Live in the Desert. This book observes the adjustments people make so that they can live in this harsh environment.
6 copies of A New School. Looks at some of the reasons people move from one place to another.
6 copies of Class Teddy Bear. Shows students working together to take care of a class's stuffed animal.
6 copies of In My Bag. Follows a girl on her trip to the city and shows how her father anticipates her needs.
6 copies of Class Calendar. Teaches how to find information on a calendar.
6 copies of School Today and Long Ago. A girl compares her school with her great-great grandpa's school from long ago.
6 copies of My Walk Home. A boy talks about all the places he passes while walking home from school. Each place provides a different service.
6 copies of A Good Place to Live. The town is a good place to live because of the helpful people who live there. This book examines their many useful jobs.
6 copies of Jobs: Making and Helping. Explores the differences between manufacturing and service jobs.
6 copies of Class Rules. Presents rules that will help classmates work together.
6 copies of Hairy Harry. Walks students through the steps of growing a grass pet.
6 copies of Our Teacher. Examines the role of a teacher.
6 copies of What’s on the Ships? Teaches that manufactured goods are both imported and exported.
6 copies of What’s Inside? Compares the inedible skins of various fruits and vegetables and their edible interiors.
6 copies of What Do You Know About Dolphins? Traces the life cycle of dolphins and examines how they live in the sea.
6 copies of Push or Pull? Looks at how some things move because they are pushed or pulled.
6 copies of Seeing Things Up Close. Compares how things look with the naked eye and under a microscope.
6 copies of A Better Look. Explores magnification by looking at a single object under different levels of magnification.
6 copies of Popcorn and Candy. Demonstrates how corn and sugar change as they are made into these popular treats.