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Engage Literacy

Welcome to the Zone!

The Bridge to Reading Zone, where the tools for literacy success are cleverly disguised as exciting topics like science, adventure, biography, history, and sports. The high-interest content and friendly scaffolding of the BTR Zone series motivates reluctant and striving students toward becoming more strategic readers.


  • Images and illustrations with labeling, charts, captions, and other informational graphics  support comprehension
  • “Read More” sections  provide additional reading options on topics covered in books
  • Glossary of terms found in the book including pronunciation
  • Teacher support, including strategies for teaching vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and authentic writing