These lists have been
developed for two reasons:
I have tried
to keep the lists to books that may be available at the local library or
at a book store. Teachers who wish to level books from puplishers such as
Rigby, Celebration Press or Wright Group etc. can usually find levels for
those books on the puplisher's website or in their
- for parents who have
requested help in finding books at their child's reading level.
- for teachers who have
requested a leveled book list or have asked for help in their effort to
build a leveled library in their classrooms.
These lists are in alphabetical order by the authors' names and
include two or three different sets of levels within each grade. Please
remember that children learn at different rates for many different
reasons. These lists are given as a way to choose books that will be at a
child's level of development. Grade levels are not the important factor in
choosing a book. You must start where children are and move from there
because children, who are at the beginning stages of reading, need books
that are "Just Right" . This list is not intended to limit children's reading.
Children can still enjoy books at a challenging level, at a comfortable
level as well as an easy level. |
||Grade Six & up|
Many of the levels for these
books have been included in books written by Gay Sue Pinnell and Irene Fountas,
who are highly respected reading consultants in the eduacation field. Please
understand the list is subjective and you should use your own personal
judgement.I have included a
the spans that some consider appropriate for each grade.
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Last update February 10, 2003
Nancy Giansante,McCarthy-Towne School Acton, MA
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