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Sneak a Peek at Story World and Real World on Pinterest!

We've put some pages from our new series Story World–Real World on our Pinterest page!

Story World–Real World is a 40-book series for the K-2 classroom that bridges traditional narrative texts to informational texts. Comprising ten traditional tales like Little Red Riding Hood and thirty informational texts that relate to the stories, the series meets Common Core State Standards for reading in both literature and informational texts. Each of the traditional stories is paired with three informational books that offer fun and interesting real world facts relating to specific elements from the narrative text.


Story World is a series of traditional story tales retold by Alan Trussell-Cullen and intended to be supported by the informational texts available in the Real World series. While each story stands well on its own, with bright, contemporary illustrations and simple dialog, the accompanying informational texts give children a chance to more deeply understand the elements of the story and see how they tie into real life. The selection of stories is drawn from European fairy tales and Aesop's fables. Some, such as Three Little Pigs will likely already be familiar to children, while others, such The Lion and the Mouse, are less known and may be novel to them.


Click here to see our Pinterest board and take a look at the bright, interesting photography, fascinating facts, and whimsical illustrations.