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QuickReads Word Pictures™

QuickReads Word Pictures help struggling readers, especially English Language Learners, connect key words to concepts they may already know. For example, a student may already know the process in which plants grow from seeds, but they may not have been introduced to these content vocabulary words: seeds, grow, and plants.

Word Pictures titles are organized by their correspondence to QuickReads levels and topics. Below are the Word Pictures titles for QuickReads levels A, B, C and D.

 
 
  • Level A
  • Level B
  • Level C
  • Level D

Level A

Level A

Life Science

 

From Seeds to Plants  

QuickReads Level A, book 1

A seed of a bean
A grain of rice
A coconut
A plant
An apple seed and an apple
A pumpkin seed and a pumpkin
Parts of a seed—inside a seed
GerminaLon
Animals eating hay
People eaLng greens

 

Your Five Senses  

QuickReads Level A, Book 1

Sense
Beautiful
Enjoy
Picture
Taste
Cooking
Glasses
Sight
Light Switch
Rainbow
Themselves

 

Pets  

QuickReads Level A, Book 1

Animals
Chew
Different
Hamsters
Lions
Owners
Scratch
Shelters

 

Civics

 

The United States of America  

QuickReads Level A, Book 1

America
Country
Area
American
Freedom
African American
Leaders
Martin Luther King Jr
Government
Army
Example
Parents
Red Cross

 

American Places  

QuickReads Level A, Book 1

Visit
Special
Caves
Sand Dunes
Swamps
Nation
Nation’s
National
Library of Congress
President
Families
Mailbox

 

Americans Who Dream  

QuickReads Level A, Book 1

Fly
Flew
Problem
Seconds
Gold Medal
Olympic Games
Millions
Nature
Teddy Bears
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Writer
Wrote

 

Earth Science

 

How Things Are Measured  

QuickReads Level A, Book 2

Measure
Ruler
Inches
Feet
Yards
Scale
Weight
Calendars
Minutes

 

Seasons  

QuickReads Level A, Book 2

Tilt
Pole
Movement
Season
Sunlight
Spring
Warmth
Summer
Longest
Fall
Shorter
Winter
Snow
Summer
Longest
Fall
Shorter
Winter
Snow
Rain
Falling
On Their Own

 

Stars  

QuickReads Level A, Book 3

Shooting Stars
Falling
Pattern
Set
North Pole

 

Geography and Economics

 

Lakes and Ponds  

QuickReads Level A, Book 2

Great Lakes
Dams
Ocean
Middle
Fresh
Part-Time
Tadpoles

 

Places People Work  

QuickReads Level A, Book 2

Artist
Farmers
Outdoor
Outside
Office
Travel

 

Houses Around the World  

QuickReads Level A, Book 2

Apartment Building
Apart
Straw
Stilt
Rivers
Igloo
Addition

 

Physical Science

 

Science on the Playground  

QuickReads Level C, Book 3

Science
Scientist
Playground
Questions
Seesaw
Center
Balance
Baseball
Blacktop
Circle
Kickball

 

Solids, Liquids, and Gases  

QuickReads Level A Book 3

Solid
Liquid
Soda
Gas
Heated
Cool
Balloon

 

Floating and Sinking  

QuickReads Level A, Book 3

Float
Sink
Surface
Bottom
Displace
Object
Jacket
Bladder
Airbags
Empty
Swimmers

 

History

 

Toys of Long Ago  

QuickReads Level A, Book 3

Bamboo
Marble
Spaceship
Materials
Adults

 

American Stories  

QuickReads Level A, Book 3

British
Birthday
Concord
Nickname
Philadelphia
Star Spangled Banner

 

The Stone Age  

QuickReads Level A, Book 3

Horses
Paintings

 

Level B

Level B

Life Science

 

How Animals Talk  

QuickReads Level B, Book 1

Careful
Communicate
Dance
Flowers
Honeybee
Information
Itself
Language
Language
Prairie
Signals
Humpback
Upset

 

Insects  

QuickReads Level B, Book 1

Beetles
Carry
Cockroaches
Crawl
Farmers
Goliath
Greenflies
Houseflies
Insect
Ladybug
Feelers
Underground
Germs

 

Trees  

QuickReads Level B, Book 1

Brown
Celery
Color
Giant
Grew
Needles
Redwood
Roots
Sew
Stalk
Food Color
Ice Cream
Circles

 

Civics

 

National Symbols  

QuickReads Level B, Book 1

Pledge of Allegiance
Bald Eagle
Feathers
Freedom
Laws
Stripes
Symbol

 

Being  a  Citizen  

QuickReads Level B, Book 1

Bully
Citizen
Leaders
Neighborhood
Problem  
Responsibility
Tease
Trash Dump  
Native Americans
Trashcan

 

Brave Americans  

QuickReads Level B, Book 1

Astronaut
Black  Hills
Handicaps
Na6ve  Americans
North  and  South
Peanuts
President
Scientist
Slavery
Soil

 

Earth Science

 

Rocks  

QuickReads Level B, Book 2

Diamond
Lava  Flow
Layers
Mineral
Moon
Pencil
Powder
Seawater
Volcano
Windows

 

Weather  

QuickReads Level B, Book 2

Blow
Climate
Cloud
Freeze
Leaves
Ocean
Snowflakes
Weather
Winter

 

Water  and  Us  

QuickReads Level B, Book 2

Boils
Cook
Cube
Cycle
Factories
Chemicals
Filtered
Quart
Three-Quarters
Vapor

 

Geography and Economics

 

Maps  

QuickReads Level B, Book 2

Buildings
Dragons
Highways
Keys
Mapmakers
Mountains
River
Satellites

 

Money  

QuickReads Level B, Book 2

Coin
Silver
Amount
Island
Plas6c
Round
Storeowner
Weigh
tires/p>

 

Jobs  Around  Us  

QuickReads Level B, Book 2

Accident
Accountant
Computers
Doctors
Engineer
Firefighters
Fisherman
Flour
Forests
Garbage
Police  Officers
Tuna  Sandwich
Science

 

Physical Science

 

Magnets  

QuickReads Level B, Book 3

Bankcards
Bu/erflies
Compass
Needle
Center
Iron
Magnet
Force
Paper  Clip  
Penny
Refrigerator
Videotape

 

Forces  Around  Us  

QuickReads Level B, Book 3

Energy
Gravity
Object
Fric8on
lever
pulley
ramps
ridges
screw
seesaw
simplest
slanted
wagon
wedge

 

Thinking Like a Scientist  

QuickReads Level B, Book 3

Crystal Prism
Knowledge
Rainbow
Purple
Yellow
Orange
Question
Senses
Mouth
Taste
Tinfoil

 

History

 

Children’s Games  

QuickReads Level B, Book 3

Barrel
Hoop
Wood
Batteries
Bounce
Hopscotch
Poems
Throw
Tic­tac­toe
Toy

 

Life in Colonial America  

QuickReads Level B, Book 3

Colonies
Colonist
Dried
North America
England
Flashlight
Hornbook
Popcorn
Shadow
Storytellers
Roofs
Snow

 

Transporta)on Then and Now Corresponds  

QuickReads Level B, Book 3

Airplane
Bicycless
Coaches
Easy
Grown­ups
Invented
Minute
Transportation
Travel

Level C

Level C

Life Science

 

Dinosaurs  

QuickReads Level C, Book 1

brachiosaurus
claws
dinosaur
fossils
insects
lizard
paleontologists
saltopus
Tyrannosaurus Rex

 

Animal Giants  

QuickReads Level C, Book 1

attack
buses
crocodile
elephant
giant
giraffes
heavy
mouth
ostrich
reptiles
saltwater
tons
weighing

 

Plants  

QuickReads Level C, Book 1

bloom
breathe
cactus
carbon dioxide
desert
lily
minerals
oxygen
poisonous
pollen
pollinate
pond
potato
powder
sunflower
sunlight
thorny
underground

 

Civics

 

American Heroes  

QuickReads Level C, Book 1

brace
British
Ceasar Chavez
Clara Barton
general
health care
hero
Martin Luther King Jr
medals
nurse
olympics
president
Red Cross
rubbed
U.S. Civil War
Wilma Rudolph

 

Celebrations  

QuickReads Level C, Book 1

birthday
celebrate
celebration
china
fireworks
gift
independence
memorial
Native Americans
parades
pilgrims
settlers
thanksgiving
veterans

 

Our National Government  

QuickReads Level C, Book 1

agree
Armed Forces
baseball
branches
capitol
catcher
courtrooms
elect
government
House Of Representatives
maine
pitcher
presidency
senate
senators
Supreme Court Judges
taxes
umpire

 

Earth Science

 

Hurricanes  

QuickReads Level C, Book 2

cleanup
computers
evaporate
floods
hurricane
scientists
shelters
weather

 

Earthquakes  

QuickReads Level C, Book 2

earthquake
harbor
predict
Richter Scale
safety
scientists
tsunami
underwater
vibrations

 

The Solar System  

QuickReads Level C, Book 2

gas
Mars
planet
Pluto
solar system
spaceships
telescope

 

Geography and Economics

 

Oceans  

QuickReads Level C, Book 2

beaches
continent
continental shelf
coral reef
inland
islands
land mass
slopes
valleys

 

Rain Forests  

QuickReads Level C, Book 2

amazon
bill
Florida
mantis
orchid
parrot
roof
South America
tires
toucan

 

Economics  

QuickReads Level C, Book 2

account
company
compare
earned
economics
owner
prices
saving
shoppers
trade

 

Physical Science

 

Inventions  

QuickReads Level C, Book 3

invention
inventor
Kevlar
material
safety
solved

 

Simple Machines  

QuickReads Level C, Book 3

iaxle
curved
fulcrum
inclined
lever
pulley
ramps
ridges
screw
seesaw
simplest
slanted
wagon
wedge

 

Sounds  

QuickReads Level C, Book 3

bounce
decibels
eardrums
echo
marching
softly
thunder

 

History

 

Ancient Egypt  

QuickReads Level C, Book 3

alphabet
ancient egypt
clay
hieroglyphics
jewelry
liver
mummies
pyramid
refrigerator
strips

 

The Ways We Communicate  

QuickReads Level C, Book 3

ballpoint pen
communicate
fountain pen
horseback
neighbors

 

Native Americans  

QuickReads Level C, Book 3

buffalo
European Explorers
Great Plains
hunted
indies
Native Americans
North America
northwest
rights
southwest

 

Level D

Level D

Life Science

 

Animal Communities  

QuickReads Level D, Book 1

antelope
appearance
attacks
beavers
chimpanzees
colony
communities
defend
exception
female
fierce
lionesses
lodges
mane
permanent
prairie
rodents
squirrels
successful
vary

 

Birds and their Habitats  

QuickReads Level D, Book 1

acorns
Arctic
burrowing
chickadees
flutter
grasslands
habitat
huddle
hummingbird
migration
North Pole
overpasses
pigeons
rafters
seabirds
South Pole
statues
swallows
traffic

 

The Human Body  

QuickReads Level D, Book 1

arteries
cardboard
circulatory system
complex
container
exercise
goosebumps
muscles
oxygen
plastic
processes
protective
temperature

 

Civics

 

Immigration to America  

QuickReads Level D, Book 1

Angel Island
beliefs
Canada
citizen
deck
Ellis Island
immigrant
inspection
liberty
Mexico
Native Americans
opportunity
serious illnesses
Statue of Liberty
voyages

 

The Constitution of the United States  

QuickReads Level D, Book 1

amendment
citizens
constitution
elections
guarantee
judge
landowners
national
opinions
religion
situation
speech

 

American Pathfinders  

QuickReads Level D, Book 1

almanac
astronaut
astronomy
challenge
chemical
education
granite
inventions
Latin American
memorial
planet
praise
shuttle
slavery
veterans
Vietnam war
wheelchair
World War II

 

Earth Science

 

Volcanoes  

QuickReads Level D, Book 2

benefits
eruption
extinct
Fahrenheit
Hawaii
lava
magma
mantle
minerals
overlap
poisonous
shatters
Vesuvius
volcano
volcanologists

 

Taking Care Of Our Earth  

QuickReads Level D, Book 2

acre
adapted
aluminum
amazon
destroyed
ecosystem
endangered
evergreen
recycle
reduce
reusable
species
sugarcane

 

Day and Night  

QuickReads Level D, Book 2

abbreviation
angle
axis
California
hemisphere
indicate
Japan
orbit
shadow
tilts

 

Geography and Economics

 

Geography and How We Live  

QuickReads Level D, Book 2

Alaska
altitude
Arizona
calendar
Colorado
continent
degrees
Hawaii
Iowa
polar
popcorn
temperatures
tropical
umbrella

 

Natural Resources & the Economy  

QuickReads Level D, Book 2

economy
factories
graphite
inventions
mineral
renewable
resources
ruined

 

Our North American Neighbors  

QuickReads Level D, Book 2

Aztecs
Canada
hockey
Mexico
popular
population
prime minister
professional
pyramids
representatives
settlers

 

Physical Science

 

Electricity  

QuickReads Level D, Book 3

acid
battery
chemical
circuit
Edison
electron
filament
generates
invention
meter
negative
operate
outlet
portable
positive
resistance
solution
static
tungsten

 

Wind and Solar Energy  

QuickReads Level D, Book 3

battery
blade
calculators
cell
Columbus
consumed
energy
exhaust
gasoline
generator
grind
landscape
pollute
reverse
toaster
turbines

 

Cameras and Photography  

QuickReads Level D, Book 3

camera
chemicals
converted
digital
diodes
grainy
image
improvement
output
photographers
plate
practical
sensitive
sensor
shutter
viewfinder

 

History

 

History of Sports  

QuickReads Level D, Book 3

balancing
basketball
bicycle
dribbling
goalie
gymnastics
handstands
helmet
Olympic
opposing
skateboarding
spectators
splits
surfers

 

Ancient Rome  

QuickReads Level D, Book 3

aqueducts
armor
centurion
conquered
conquest
constructed
empire
enemies
engineers
legions
structures

 

European Explorers of North America  

QuickReads Level D, Book 3

Amerigo
Arizona
Columbus
continent
Coronado
determined
doubled
explorations
Florida
harbor
Louisiana
Mexico
Mississippi River
otters
Pacific Ocean
passage
pirate
San Francisco Bay
scarce
settlements
Vikings