Reading & Writing Program for Students in Grades 3 - 5 Book List

Reading & Writing Program for Students in Grades 3 - 5
Book List

ASD Reading Stage 2 is an incredibly effective reading and writing program for students in grades 3 to 5 as well as older students who are experiencing difficulties. It is the only program available that features Dr. Marion Blank’s Integrated Skills Method which uses innovative techniques to teach reading, writing and comprehension in an integrated fashion so that they complement and reinforce each other. The result is that students become successful readers and writers.


Selecting the Level

Depending on his or her skill, a student can start at any level. To determine the level, we recommend taking this short, easy to carry out assessment (download it here).


In ASD Reading Stage 2, you use the manuals listed below with the corresponding Random House Step Into Reading book.


ASD Reading Stage 2 Level 3

Sample sentences:
Miles away, a family camping near a big lake hears the howls. The children grab their parents’ hands. Nothing sounds as scary as a howling wolf!


The workbook above is to be used in cojunction with these four books.

Wild, Wild Wolves

A book that tells the lives and habits of wolves, along with the fantasy and folklore connected to them.

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Dinosaur Days

This is a simple, but informative story about dinosaurs – a subject that thrills young students.

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Bravest Dog Ever

The Story of Balto: the true story of a sled-dog in Alaska who delivered medicine during a blizzard.

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Christopher Columbus

The story of an amazing voyage, including insights about the sailors’ fears and Columbus’s personality.

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ASD Reading Stage 2 Level 4

Sample sentences:
Suddenly the lookout sees a dark shape. It is a mountain of ice! And the Titanic is heading right into it! The lookout rings an alarm. He calls, "Iceberg straight ahead!"

The workbook above is to be used in cojunction with these four books.

Titanic: Lost and Found

A book that tells the lives and habits of wolves, along with the fantasy and folklore connected to them.

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Helen Keller: Courage in the Dark

The life of an amazing woman who, after becoming blind and deaf in infancy, went on to many outstanding achievements.

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Volcanoes: Mountains of Fire

Starting with the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, the book offers information about volcanoes, such as their locations and the ways scientists study them.

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Tut’s Mummy: Lost and Found

The story of the famous Egyptian king and his burial. There is information about the discovery of Tut’s tomb in the 1800’s and mummies.

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ASD Reading Stage 2 Level 5

Sample sentences:
Now the expedition comes to a great valley of snow and ice. It sweeps silently down the mountain like an enormous waterslide. At the top are huge steps, as though a giant had built a staircase.

The workbook above is to be used in cojunction with these four books.

Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon

A book that tells the lives and habits of wolves, along with the fantasy and folklore connected to them.

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Dinosaur Hunters

Starting with the initial discovery of dinosaurs in the 19th century, the book provides information about dinosaur digs and the science of paleontology.

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To the Top: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountain

This covers the expedition in 1953 of the first two men who reached the summit of Mt. Everest.

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The Trojan Horse

How the Greeks Won the War: an account of the famous war between the Greeks and Troy. It also shows how archaeologists proved that this really happened.

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You can read more about ASD Reading Stage 2 here.


Please contact us if you have any questions.

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