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a.jpgb.jpgc.jpgd.jpge.jpgf.jpgg.jpgh.jpgi.jpgj.jpg k.jpg L.jpg..Click on a letter above to read books at that level. See below for a description of each level.
Students should be reading books at their reading level for 20-30 minutes every night. This will help them to:
  • practice the reading skills that they have been learning in class
  • build fluency. This means that they will read like an adult, with good pacing, phrasing, and accuracy


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-Large print-Text consistently placed-Repetition of phrases and patterns-1-2 word changes-High frequency words are introduced-Text is predictable-Illustrations have strong support-Simple books with one line of one to six words per page, easy to see print, and ample space between words-Children can focus on print and gradually increase their control over words-Most books focus on topics familiar with children
b.jpg-Large print-Text consistently placed-Repetition of phrases and patterns-1-2 word changes-High frequency words are introduced-Text is predictable-Illustrations have strong support-Books focus on a simple story line orsingle idea, with direct correspondencebetween text and picture-Many books at this level feature repeatingpatterns in the text-One or two lines of print per page, with avariety of punctuation
c.jpg-Longer sentences, more lines of text on the page-Change in sentence patterns-2-3 word changes-Change in punctuation-Illustrations are some support-Some repetition-More attention to print is needed-Larger range of high frequency words-Increase in vocabulary-Stories explore familiar topics in a variety of ways to offer new viewpoints to readers-Simple sentences may have introductory clauses set off by punctuation-Texts may be patterned but not as predictable as Levels A & B-
d.jpg-Oral and written language structures-3-4 word changes-Text increases-Illustrations less support-More attention to print is required-Less repetition-Word patterns and opportunities for word work-Larger range of high frequency words-Increase in vocabulary-Tense in sentences change-Stories cover familiar topics but may introduce new, more abstract ideas-Text contains more compound and multisyllable words in a full range of punctuation
e.jpg-Medium to small print size-Variety of fonts-More complete story-Illustrations not much support-Contains a problem and solution-Use of descriptive language-Concepts and themes are familiar-Complex sentences-Dialogue-Stories have more or longer episodes; informational books present morecomplex ideas-Books are longer than previous levels,with more lines of text on each page-Sentences carry several pages, withmore complex punctuation
f.jpg-Medium to small print size-Variety of fonts-More complete story-Illustrations not much support-Contains a problem and solution-Use of descriptive language-Concepts and themes are familiar-Complex sentences-Dialogue-Concepts presented in books at this level are more distant from familiar topics-Larger variety of frequently used words, and many more new words-Texts reflect patterns of written, rather than oral, language
g.jpg-Medium to small print size-Increase use of multisyllabic and compound words-Vocabulary may need the use of context clues-Wide range of sentence patterns-Story has episodes-Has a problem and solution-Illustrations not much support-Word analysis-Wide range of punctuation-Dialogue-Wide range of word tenses-Descriptive and literary language-Technical vocabulary when dealing with concepts-Language changes on each page, rather than repeating in patterns-Books offer challenges in ideas and vocabulary, with some introduction to technical language-Variety of print styles and text layout require reader’s close attention and flexibility
h.jpg-Medium to small print size -Increase use of multisyllabic andcompound words-Vocabulary may need the use of contextclues-Wide range of sentence patterns-Story has episodes-Has a problem and solution-Illustrations not much support-Word analysis-Wide range of punctuation-Dialogue-Wide range of word tenses-Descriptive and literary language-Technical vocabulary when dealing withconcepts-Books are similar in difficulty to level G,but the texts vary more widely in termsof size of print, length of sentences, and type of language, include some poetic and literary language-Texts are less repetitious in events and language structures, with expanded vocabulary
i.jpg-Medium to small print size-Variety of fonts and text patterns-Increase use of multisyllabic and compound words-Wide range of sentence patterns-Story has episodes-Has a problem and solution-Illustrations very little support-Characters are beginning to develop-Wide range of punctuation-Point of view-Wide range of word tenses-Descriptive and literary language-Longer and more complex stories than -Level G and H, with more highly elaborated episodes or events-Multisyllabic words arranged in longer sentences and paragraphs require complex word solving
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