This CAP introduces teachers to some of the most recently published children’s literature. The writers have included specific lessons in the areas of word study, vocabulary, comprehension skills, and writing strategies. The books were chosen to provide a variety of themes including character education and cultural awareness. In addition, the CAP includes books of different genres. Teachers of grades 2-3 who use this curriculum will find an appendix of references to enable their students to interact with text, use graphic organizers, and to become active readers and writers.