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CSI Chapters is a levelled collection of 25 original chapter books in both print and digital formats that are designed to accelerate comprehension development, vocabulary acquisition and content literacy. Geared toward years 4-6+, the titles vary in length from 24 pages to 32 pages.
Build reading stamina over 25 high-interest books
Develop comprehension across science, mathematics, social studies and general non-fiction
Support multiple approaches to classroom teaching: shared, co-operative and guided reading lessons
Include e-books with multimedia content for strong engagement
CSI Chapters books
The fiction titles include financial literacy themes, science fiction and realistic fiction.
The non-fiction titles are designed to support students' reading comprehension across science, maths and social studies as well as general non-fiction.
Using a meta-cognitive learning approach to support and scaffold students, CSI Chapters give students the confidence and skills needed to tackle any text.
CSI Chapters interactive e-books and iPad apps
Each CSI Chapters title is available as an engaging, interactive Flash-based digital book and as an app for iPad. They can be used for paired and guided reading, and for shared reading on the interactive whiteboard. Digital tools include masking to focus the students on a phrase or image, virtual sticky notes to record predictions and questions, colourful highlighters and pens, zooming, pop-up glossaries and embedded video.
CSI Chapters multi-touch books for iPad
Five of our CSI Chapters are now multi-touch books supporting the teaching of financial literacy, English language literacy, social studies, maths and statistics. Each book contains high-interest, challenging content to engage students in a variety of relevant financial topics, including budgeting, saving, cost of living, unwise use of credit cards, shares and stock market crashes.
Imagine you are in a forest with sunlight shining through the tall trees... or in a boiling hot place where smoke shoots out of the ground... Where are you? You are underwater! These are worlds you have to see to believe!
What do people mean when they say, ‘Money doesn’t grow on trees’? Is winning the lottery the only way to become rich? You’ll be surprised to see how many easy ways there are to be successful with money!
Over the last 150 years, demand for oil has risen sharply – and so has the number of oil spills. What causes spills, and how do they affect our environment? Most importantly, how can we try to avoid these oily messes?
Have you ever heard of an atoll? It’s a strange tropical island like no other! How are atolls formed, and why are they now under threat? There are big changes taking place on little atolls that we should all be taking notice of...
From a very young age, Albert Einstein questioned the world around him. Albert didn’t have the easiest life. He didn’t have power, strength or a lot of money. Yet he still managed to change the world. So how did he do it?