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Meet the PM Family

The renowned PM Collection features over 1,000 accurately levelled fiction and nonfiction titles from levels 1–30, ensuring enjoyment and literacy success for children.

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The PM Philosophy

Consistent throughout every series in the PM Family is the solid foundation of careful and meticulous levelling that PM is known for. On every page, specialized care is taken with the sentence structures, the choice of words, the clear well-spaced type, and with meaningful, accurate illustrations to ensure a gentlelearning gradient for children.

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CAREFUL LEVELLING

CAREFUL LEVELLING

PMs are levelled using a colour band system (Magenta–Sapphire) and a numerical sequence (Levels 1–30) with fine gradations based on more than a dozen factors controlled to match children’s growing skills.

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CLEAR STORY STRUCTURE

CLEAR STORY STRUCTURE

Each book has concepts and experiences that children can understand. They offer real reading experiences and traditional story structures with tension, climax, and resolution.

RECURRING CHARACTERS

RECURRING CHARACTERS

Endearing, relatable, recurring characters appear through a variety of series and at different reading levels to encourage reading and stimulate interest.

TEXT ILLUSTRATION MATCH

TEXT ILLUSTRATION MATCH

Strong, engaging illustrations and photographs help children interpret and derive meaning from the text to support comprehension.

 

New Editions of PM Alphabet Starters and PM Alphabet Blends

These updated books support early literacy development and teach phonological and phonemic awareness in your K-1 classroom:

  • Updated photos accompany each letter or alphabet blend
  • Teach students to recognize and understand letters, sounds, and the beginnings of most words
  • Each books includes 5 or 7 words that begin with that letter or alphabet blend

 


Meet the PM Family

The PM Family offers a range of comprehensive resources appropriate for Shared Reading, Guided and Independent Reading, Reading Assessment, and Writing.

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PM Shared Stories and PM Shared Facts

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Large-format Big Books with audio CDs that teach students about the features of text, focusing on meaning, grammar, sounds, letter and word knowledge, contextual knowledge, and the reader’s role.

PM Shared Stories and PM Shared Facts

PM Benchmark Reading Assessment Resource PM Shared Stories and PM Shared Facts

Designed to assess students’ instructional and independent reading levels using unseen, meaningful texts. This comprehensive resource provides accurately levelled fiction and nonfiction texts at levels 1–30.
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PM Writing
PM Shared Stories and PM Shared Facts

Explicitly teach through the deconstruction of nine different text forms. This series offers systematic instruction in writing through modelled, shared, guided, and independent writing.
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GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT READING

PM Shared Stories and PM Shared Facts

PM Library and PM Plus
PM Shared Stories and PM Shared Facts

These collections support the full range of PM levels and features a variety of books, including Story Books, Nonfiction titles, Chapter Books, Anthologies, and Traditional Tales and Plays.

PM Shared Stories and PM Shared Facts

NEW PM Library
PM Shared Stories and PM Shared Facts

Seventy-two new titles include fiction books that feature all-time favourite recurring characters and nonfiction books that cover a variety of text types and topics.
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PM Shared Stories and PM Shared Facts

PM Starters
PM Shared Stories and PM Shared Facts

This series offers opportunities to practice accurate matching of written and spoken words. Each book focuses on two or more high frequency words in this collection for beginning readers.
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PM Gems
PM Shared Stories and PM Shared Facts

These books feature the most loved characters from the PM Library and PM+ series in new adventures. Repetition of characters, settings, and vocabulary motivates students to become successful and fluent readers.

PM Shared Stories and PM Shared Facts

PM Photo Stories
PM Shared Stories and PM Shared Facts

These books are illustrated entirely with real photographs that tell stories about realistic events and situations in children’s everyday lives. The photographs provide strong text support, build interest, and promote deeper comprehension.

PM Shared Stories and PM Shared Facts

PM Early Chapters
PM Shared Stories and PM Shared Facts

Introduce the chapter book concept with these titles that feature meticulous levelling and high-interest storylines, as well as a variety of existing and new recurring characters. View downloadable material

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PM Science Facts
PM Shared Stories and PM Shared Facts

Support cross-curricular learning through photographs and literacy content that introduce the exploration of our world. Nonfiction titles cover four themes: Exploring My World, Animals in My World, Exploring My Senses, and Exploring My Planet.

PM Shared Stories and PM Shared Facts

PM Math Numeracy and Literacy
PM Shared Stories and PM Shared Facts

Build content literacy and teach essential math concepts using easy-to-understand vocabulary. Math learning is set in a problem-solving context supported by captivating photographs.

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