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Passages Novels

By Anne Schraff | Reading 3-6 | Lexile Level 440-780 | Interest Level 6-12

Full-length novels by Anne Schraff for striving readers

Passages novels have captivated reluctant readers for 40 years. The fast-paced plots, relevant conflicts, and appealing characters hook striving readers and keep them reading. The satisfaction of finishing a book will build confidence, develop an interest in reading, and improve reading skills. 90–130 pages


  • A variety of genres appeal to all interests—from historical fiction to contemporary and suspense novels.
  • Relevant, high-interest themes and teenage protagonists foster personal connections with a story.
  • Multicultural characters and contemporary plots are relevant to today's young adult reader.
  • Complex, fast-paced plots hold attention.
  • Consistent chapter lengths and suspenseful chapter endings keep readers engaged.
  • Carefully-chosen vocabulary, concise wording, and natural-sounding dialogue ensure reading success and enjoyment.
  • Each novel includes SAT vocabulary words with practice exercises in the Student Workbooks.
  • Historical novels focus on teenage protagonists involved in significant historical eras.

Skills Support

Student Workbooks for select titles boost your students'

  • comprehension skills
  • vocabulary skills
  • reading skills
  • thinking skills
  • word skills
  • writing skills

Approximately 30 to 40 activities per Workbook.

Teacher Guides

FREE access to title-specific teacher resources with Complete Set and Sampler purchases. Comprehensive Teacher Guides with skill support for all sets feature

  • plot summaries
  • discussion questions
  • extension and assessment activities
  • keys for workbook activities
  • comprehensive vocabulary lists