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READING SKILLS

The Townsend Press Reading Series and all-new College Reading Essentials teach students key reading skills needed for college and career success. Distinctive features include abundant practice, a clear and friendly tone, helpful visuals, robust digital options, and reasonable prices. See for yourself why high schools and colleges nationwide turn to Townsend Press to prepare their students for college readiness. 

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TitleISBN #Price 
College Reading Essentials(New) 978-1-59194-507-9 $29.00 Add To Cart
College Reading Essentials Plus(New) 978-1-59194-516-1 $25.00 Coming Soon
College Reading Essentials Plus Bundle(New) 978-1-59194-515-4 $39.00 Coming Soon
Ten Steps Plus - Student Access (printed)(New) 978-1-59194-478-2 $29.00 Add To Cart
Ten Steps Plus - Student Access (e-mailed)(New) 978-1-59194-478-2e $29.00 Add To Cart
Ten Steps Plus LE / Limited Edition (emailed)(New) 978-1-59194-490-4e $12.00 Add To Cart
Ten Steps Plus LE / Limited Edition (printed)(New) 978-1-59194-490-4 $12.00 Add To Cart
Groundwork for College Reading, 5/e 978-1-59194-472-0 $29.00 Add To Cart
Groundwork for College Reading / Ten Steps Plus Bundle(New) 978-1-59194-479-9 $35.00 Add To Cart
Groundwork for College Reading with Phonics, 5/e 978-1-59194-486-7 $29.00 Add To Cart

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VOCABULARY SKILLS

The problem is a familiar one: students don't know enough words. TP's acclaimed vocabulary books and Vocabulary Plus use a words-in-context approach that is aligned with the Common Core Standards to help students master the words they need to know. And they truly learn the words because each is presented in up to ten different contexts. The results are improved reading and writing skills and better performance on standardized tests. Distinctive features of the Vocabulary Series include abundant practice, appealing content, a full-color design, free online exercises and tests, PowerPoint presentations, and very reasonable prices. Download a complete brochure of our vocabulary offerings here.

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TitleISBN #Price 
Vocabulary Plus - Student Access (e-mailed)(New) 978-1-59194-436-2e $10.00 Add To Cart
Vocabulary Plus - Student Access Kit (printed)(New) 978-1-59194-436-2 $11.90 Add To Cart
Vocabulary Basics, 2/e, with Vocabulary Plus(New) 978-1-59194-449-2 $16.90 Add To Cart
Groundwork for a Better Vocabulary, 4/e, with Vocabulary Plus(New) 978-1-59194-450-8 $16.90 Add To Cart
Building Vocabulary Skills, 4/e, with Vocabulary Plus(New) 978-1-59194-451-5 $16.90 Add To Cart
Improving Vocabulary Skills, 4/e, with Vocabulary Plus(New) 978-1-59194-452-2 $16.90 Add To Cart
Advancing Vocabulary Skills, 4/e, with Vocabulary Plus(New) 978-1-59194-453-9 $16.90 Add To Cart
Advanced Word Power, 2/e, with Vocabulary Plus(New) 978-1-59194-454-6 $16.90 Add To Cart
Vocabulary Basics, 2/e 1-59194-235-7 $11.90 Add To Cart
Groundwork for a Better Vocabulary, 4/e 1-59194-223-3 $11.90 Add To Cart

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ENGLISH, GRAMMAR & WRITING SKILLS

Looking for practical and effective texts that can anchor your English/Langauge Arts program? At Townsend Press, you've got them. Drawing from years of teaching experience, research-based strategies, and our famously clear pedagogy, Townsend Press offers a collection of texts that can teach your students the English skills needed for success in the classroom and the workplace. These and all Townsend Press texts offer abundant practice, a clear and friendly tone, helpful visuals and very reasonable prices. Some also include free electronic or print supplements, online exercises and tests, and PowerPoint presentations. Click each title for details.

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TitleISBN #Price 
Reading-Writing Plus - Student Access (printed)(New) 978-1-59194-493-5 $29.00 Add To Cart
Reading-Writing Plus - Student Access (e-mailed)(New) 978-1-59194-493-5e $29.00 Add To Cart
Reading-Writing Plus LE / Limited Edition (printed)(New) 978-1-59194-500-0 $12.00 Add To Cart
Reading-Writing Plus LE / Limited Edition (e-mailed)(New) 978-1-59194-500-0 $12.00 Add To Cart
The Reading-Writing Connection with Reading-Writing Plus (New) 978-1-59194-491-1 $35.00 Add To Cart
The Advanced Reading-Writing Connection with Reading-Writing Plus(New) 978-1-59194-492-8 $35.00 Add To Cart
The Reading-Writing Connection 978-1-59194-301-3 $29.00 Add To Cart
The Advanced Reading-Writing Connection 978-1-59194-425-6 $29.00 Add To Cart
City Stories(New) 978-1-59194-494-2 $9.95 Add To Cart
Voices and Values, 2/e 978-1-59194-443-0 $24.00 Add To Cart

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TOWNSEND LIBRARY & BLUFORD SERIES

To help students experience the joys and benefits of reading, Townsend Press presents the Townsend Library and the Bluford Series—compelling $2 paperbacks. The Townsend Library includes more than 100 high-interest fiction classics, history and biographies, remarkable personal stories, adventure and sports stories, science fiction, and contemporary nonfiction. And our 12 NEW thematically-bundled collections provide a shortcut to deepening reader interests.  

 

The Bluford Series is a popular collection of contemporary fiction set in urban America and focused on issues that speak to the worlds of today's young adults. Praised by parents, educators, educational journals, and school districts across the US, the Bluford Series makes kids want to read. Download our full paperback catalog here.

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TitleISBN #Price 
Classics Collection: Volume 2 (25 books)(New) TL-C2 $50.00 Add To Cart
Classics Collection: Volume 1 (25 books)(New) TL-C1 $50.00 Add To Cart
African American Collection (16 books)(New) TL-AA $32.00 Add To Cart
Anti-Bullying Collection (5 books)(New) TL-AB $10.00 Add To Cart
Remarkable Personal Stories Collection (23 books)(New) TL-PS $46.00 Add To Cart
Fantasy & Science Fiction Collection (7 books)(New) TL-FS $14.00 Add To Cart
High-Interest Anthologies Collection (10 books)(New) TL-HA $20.00 Add To Cart
Social Issues / Self Help Collection (11 books)(New) TL-SI $22.00 Add To Cart
Middle Grade Fiction Collection (7 books) (New) TL-MG $14.00 Add To Cart
Latino Collection (10 books)(New) TL-LC $20.00 Add To Cart

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THE KING SCHOOL SERIES

The King School Series is an affordable collection of 85 leveled books for beginning readers (K-2). Featuring the King School Kids, engaging stories, and lively illustrations, The King School Series is the perfect complement to any early reading program. The Series’ carefully defined leveling criteria are compatible with widely used reading programs, making the books suitable for large-group instruction, guided reading, one-on-one coaching, and independent reading sessions. A comprehensive Teacher’s Guide offers detailed lesson plans and fun-filled activity sheets for each book in the Series. A number of purchasing options exist, all based on the low price of just $2.00 per book. Click any title below for details about the Series and the Teacher’s Guide. Get free sample copies of The King School Series here


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TitleISBN #Price 
We read 978-1-59194-212-2 $2.00 Add To Cart
Derek plays 978-1-59194-208-5 $2.00 Add To Cart
Jasmin draws 978-1-59194-211-5 $2.00 Add To Cart
Kendra Sees 978-1-59194-222-1 $2.00 Add To Cart
Victor packs 978-1-59194-207-8 $2.00 Add To Cart
Merry-go-round 978-1-59194-209-2 $2.00 Add To Cart
Pets 978-1-59194-221-4 $2.00 Add To Cart
My body 978-1-59194-220-7 $2.00 Add To Cart
In the tub 978-1-59194-213-9 $2.00 Add To Cart
Hot and cold 978-1-59194-219-1 $2.00 Add To Cart

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