Leveled early reading series – a great start for every child!

The Porcupine Collection offers:

  • carefully levelledleveled texts with an appropriate degree of challenge at each level.
  • colourfulcolorful and attractive illustrations which support and extend the text.
  • clear print and layout with emphasis on size and position of type and its relationship to illustrations at each level.
  • settings and characters which reflect the multicultural diversity of contemporary Canada.North America.
  • varied fiction and nonfiction text types including narrative, recount, report, procedural, explanation, traditional tales and humour.humor.
  • topics and design features which stimulate curiosity, interest, and desire to read.
  • texts designed to support student’s ability to read strategically and independently.

The Porcupine Collection Teacher Resources offer:

  • book-specific lesson plans which support both small group and one-on-one instruction.
  • emphasis on phonics, high frequency words and specific text features.
  • suggestions for discussion and questioning before, during and after reading.
  • a sequence of language skills to meet the needs of both English-speaking beginning readers and English language learners.
  • creative activities designed to promote student reflection, understanding and enjoyment.

Please see the Free Resources section for downloadable, book-specific teaching support.

Consulting editor to the Porcupine Collection – Helen Depree

Co-author of the best selling Early Literacy in the Classroom and co-creator of the popular Foundations and Wonder World series, New Zealand author/educator Helen Depree has worked with each contributor to ensure the careful levelling of texts that makes the program so effective for every child. During her career as teacher, college lecturer and consultant, Helen worked with Dr. Marie Clay in the early field trials of Reading Recovery™ at the University of Auckland.


The Porcupine Collection Classroom Library

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Sets 1-5 Emergent/Early

Featuring high interest stories that reflect the everyday experiences of emergent and early readers and a teacher’s resource book which emphasizes phonological awareness, concepts of print, sound-symbol relationships, vocabulary and much more!

A complete set includes 1 copy of each of the 8 titles.

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Sets 6-10 Early/Transitional

Featuring a variety of text styles, the Porcupine books for early and transitional readers are interesting and fun to read. Accompanied by a teacher’s resource book filled with lesson plans and ideas, Porcupine Sets 6-10 will enable children to gain independence and fluency. Built around the guided reading lesson, strategies are included for scaffolding, word study, creative response, independent writing, theme related read aloud connections and much more.

A complete set includes 1 copy of each of the 8 titles.

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Sets 11-15 Transitional

The lesson plans for the transitional reader build on the literacy strategies that were featured in Porcupine Sets 1-10. Through techniques that extend your students’ knowledge of the alphabetic code and assist them in gaining meaning from what they read, the lesson plans will help you lead transitional readers to make inferences and discern deeper meanings.

A complete set includes 1 copy of each of the 8 titles.

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Sets 16-20 Transitional/Extension

In these sets there is a range of text types and an increased variety of text layout on the pages of each book. Reading mileage, fluency, and meaning are acquired through reading a variety of texts which have been scaffolded by the teacher to the students’ learning level.

A complete set includes 1 copy of each of the 8 titles.

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Porcupines “By Level” Packs

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Porcupines “By Theme” Packs

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All Porcupine Collection Books

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  • At the Bird Feeder

    AT THE BIRD FEEDER

    $7.50

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • At the Bird Feeder (6 pack)

    AT THE BIRD FEEDER (6 PACK)

    $40.95

    A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available

  • Trucks

    TRUCKS

    $7.50

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • Trucks (6 pack)

    TRUCKS (6 PACK)

    $40.95

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  • A Maple Leaf

    A MAPLE LEAF

    $7.50

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • A Maple Leaf

    A MAPLE LEAF (6 PACK)

    $40.95

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • Hot Dogs set

    HOT DOGS

    $7.50

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • Hot Dogs set

    HOT DOGS (6 PACK)

    $40.95

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • Superdog set

    SUPERDOG

    $7.50

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • Superdog set

    SUPERDOG (6 PACK)

    $40.95

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • The Band set

    THE BAND

    $7.50

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • The Band set

    THE BAND (6 PACK)

    $40.95

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • The Computer set

    THE COMPUTER

    $7.50

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • The Computer set

    THE COMPUTER (6 PACK)

    $40.95

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • Sun Fun set

    SUN FUN

    $7.50

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • Sun Fun set

    SUN FUN (6 PACK)

    $40.95

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • What Can You See? set

    WHAT CAN YOU SEE?

    $7.50

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • What Can You See? set

    WHAT CAN YOU SEE? (6 PACK)

    $40.95

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • Hats and Mittens set

    HATS AND MITTENS

    $7.50

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • Hats and Mittens set

    HATS AND MITTENS (6 PACK)

    $40.95

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • LOOKING IN THE MIRROR

    $7.50

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • LOOKING IN THE MIRROR (6 PACK)

    $40.95

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • The Train Ride set

    THE TRAIN RIDE

    $7.50

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…

  • The Train Ride set

    THE TRAIN RIDE (6 PACK)

    $40.95

    The Porcupine Collection A leveled early reading program – a great start for every child! High Interest Leveled Texts Multi- genre Multicultural Comprehensive Teacher Resource Books Flexible purchasing options By Level, By Theme or By Library Collections Available in French Extra Shared Reading and Literacy Support Resources available View Genre, Curriculum Link, Theme and Reading…