CSI Literacy US

Get your students on the pathway to reading

On the pathway to becoming a reader, young readers must transition from picture books or leveled readers into longer texts.

We’re here to help you guide your students on their reading journey: Pathways is a collection of 24 high-interest short chapter books that introduce informational texts in an exciting way.

Meet the books

24 curriculum-aligned topics that will appeal to your readers and open the door to developing their background knowledge.

Dragons, Vikings, Pirates, Weather Monsters ... and more!

Book pages


All 24 books in the series are available in authentic Spanish editions – Aventuras!

The Aventuras books are perfect for Spanish readers and language learners, and bilingual/dual-language learning environments.

Aventuras has been created through "authentic transliteration," rather than as a direct translation. This means the humor is still funny, the text is fluid, and the terms and expressions are as real and genuine as possible for your readers!

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My students love the nonfiction texts because there are these great big pictures and the content is just fantastic, especially for the boys in my class. They’re instantly engaged.

– Erica

The texts are really engaging for all our students. I’ve never had any CSI Literacy text be dull. Students are always engaged.

– Gabrielle

No matter what we’re reading about, the kids are always engaged and really into it.

– Kara

How can Pathways help you?

Mainstream, English Language Learners or intervention, Pathways will help you give your students authentic, engaging reading that will allow them to experience reading success.

You’ll support and scaffold students to sustain comprehension, maintain interest and build reading stamina.

What’s inside Pathways?

  • 24 engaging informational texts
  • Leveled text with picture support and a glossary
  • Questions to encourage critical thinking and discussion
  • Cross-curricular content that covers science, math, social studies and more
  • Teacher’s Guide with lesson plans and writing activities
  • Print and digital formats