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Books for Partner Reading

Find The Curriculum Corner’s favorite books for partner reading below.

books for partner reading

Encourage students to practice their reading fluency with this collection of books.

Looking for a new way to practice reading fluency in the classroom (or even at home?)

One of our favorite methods is stacking the classroom library with books designed specifically for students to read with a partner or small group.

Readers theater is often an engaging option for students but sometimes a less formal approach is beneficial. When this is the case, books for two voices can be a wonderful choice.

books for partner reading

How we use these books

One of the stations we often use in our second grade classrooms during literacy centers is partner reading. 

This can be a great station where students work on fluency.  The key to making this station successful is providing engaging texts. 

We have put together a collection of our favorites that seem to keep our students on task. 

You might introduce this basket of books by modeling a partner read with a student in your class. Students might even be encouraged to practice so that they can read for the class during short periods of time you are trying to fill with meaningful practice.

The Amazon links to purchasing our choices are below.  Contains affiliate links.

Our collection includes options for primary as well as intermediate classrooms.

Books for Partner Reading

Students love partner reading. It's even more engaging when the books are designed for the task. Try out some of our favorites!

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Extending the practice

As an extension, you might have students turn other books into books for partner reading.

As with all of our resources, The Curriculum Corner creates these for free classroom use. Our products may not be sold. You may print and copy for your personal classroom use. These are also great for home school families!

You may not modify and resell in any form. Please let us know if you have any questions.

You can copy a requested poem for students and they can highlight a text using two colors of highlighters.

Just like students sometimes create their own readers theater scripts, poems and picture books can be turned into books to be read with a classmate.

Looking for additional ways to practice reading fluency in the classroom? Take a look at Fluency for Small Groups.

Terms of use

Have your own favorites? Please share your ideas below. We would love to know the books you have discovered for this activity.


Saturday 22nd of June 2013

I don't seem to see the lists... I would love to find the 3rd grade partner reading list. This sounds phenomenal. I am a first year teacher! Thank you for this wonderful website!

Jill & Cathy

Wednesday 3rd of July 2013

Hi Jacquline! There was no "list" in our post, but Amazon links to purchase the books we were intending to share. We don't have specific leveled partner reading texts. We used these in our 2nd grade classrooms, but some may be used for first or third graders depending upon your students' levels.