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Dangerous Games

Grades 4 to 8

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Engage struggling readers with gripping storylines and high-impact graphics!
Dangerous Games follows Sima, Kojo, and Tom—three close friends who work together at a video game company. When the friends start testing their games "for real", they encounter exciting, even dangerous, adventures.

Dangerous Games features:

  • 16 high-interest Student Books
    • Guided Reading Levels N–Q; Lexile Levels 390L–590L
    • Take a Closer Look! Download the Dangerous Games Scope and Sequence to learn more. (825 KB)
    • An E-Book version included with every 6-Pack purchase!
  • A matching Teacher Guide for each book that provides explicit instruction for developing comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and fluency skills.
  • A FREE Smart Word vocabulary card with every 6-Pack and book label on every title.

Dangerous Games Student Books:

  • Provide students with ample opportunities for successful reading practice: the predictable format, consistent style, and repeating characters allow struggling readers to focus on honing important literacy skills.
  • Appeal to reluctant readers with contemporary illustrations, cool characters, and fast-moving storylines.
  • Develop higher-order thinking skills through lessons that move beyond literal recall, providing comprehension strategy mini-lessons and collaborative response activities.
  • Take a look inside! View sample Student Book pages. (1 MB)

Dangerous Games E-Books

E-Book version included with every 6-Pack purchase!E-Books Available
  • Look Inside! Download an E-Book Sample. (2 MB)
  • Purchase one-time-only, with 6-Packs
  • Unlimited circulation throughout a building
  • Device neutral: web-based, mobile-friendly, and iPad-compatible; perfect for interactive whiteboards
  • Access at school or home, anywhere, anytime

Dangerous Games Teacher Guides:

Dangerous Games Teacher Guides

Each Student Book is supported by an individual Teacher Guide.

  • 6-page guides provide explicit before, during, and after reading support.
  • Mini-lessons deliver targeted skill instruction.
  • Before reading activities include comprehension skill instruction and pre-teaching of Tier 2 academic vocabulary.
  • High-quality text-dependent questions check literal comprehension and promote higher-level thinking.
  • After reading activities explore literary features and develop comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, and writing skills.
  • 3 blackline masters for each title promote active reading, track skill development, and assess comprehension.
  • Suggestions for working with ELL students are included.
  • Take a look inside! Download a FREE Teacher Guide sampler.

Each book has a stand-alone plot and clear resolution. However, it is recommended that students start with Street Wars to establish the background and setting of the series.
Take a Closer Look!

Meet the Dangerous Games Computer Gamers
Meet the daring gamers who star in the action-packed adventures of the Dangerous Games series!

Look inside a FREE Teacher Guide sampler for explicit before, during, and after reading support.

View Student Book Pages!
Dangerous Games motivates your students with a unique blend of traditional chapter book features and graphic novel style layouts. (1 MB)

E-Books Available!
Perfect for whole class and small group settings.

Look Inside!
Download an E-Book Sample.
Download an E-Book Sample.
(2 MB)

Download the Dangerous Games Scope and Sequence to learn more. (825 KB)

Titles in this Series Grade/Interest Level Guided Rdg Level Lexile® Page Count
Dangerous Games Set 1 4 - 8 N - P 390L - 550L 48
Dangerous Games Set 2 4 - 8 N - Q 500L - 590L 48


Dangerous Games
Quantity Order Code ConfigurationPrice
WA-34073 Complete Single Copy Collection: 16 Books (1 each of 16 titles) $129.00
WA-34712 Complete Classroom Collection: 96 Books (6 each of 16 titles); 16 E-Books (PDFs); 16 Smart Word Vocabulary Cards; 16 Teacher Guides; Scope and Sequence Guide $860.00

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