Leveling Resource Guide
Leveling criteria developed and introduced by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell in their book Guiding Readers and Writers Grades 3u20136 (Heinemann, 2001), as well as others. MetaMetrics, Inc.’s proprietary leveling system was used to develop this leveling criteria.
What is a Level 1 reading level?
Your child’s teacher can tell you what level she is reading at right now, and using sequential readers, which are labeled “Level 1” or higher on the cover, is an easy way to match your child’s skills to the right book. A Level 1 book is usually good for ages 3 to 6, and a Level 2 book is usually good for ages 4 to 8.
What level reading should 1st grade be?
A first-grader’s reading level should be between 3 and 12; higher reading levels indicate that they’re near the top of their class, but there’s always room for improvement; your child’s reading level may fall below or rise above the range in some cases; practice and proper tutoring will help them improve their reading level.
What reading levels are for which grades?
DEVELOPMENTAL READING ASSESSMENT (DRA)
- Kindergarten: A u2013 4.
- First Grade: 4 u2013 16.
- Second Grade: 16 u2013 24.
- Third Grade: 24 u2013 38.
- Fourth Grade: 38 u2013 40.
- Fifth Grade: 40 u2013 50.
- Sixth Grade: 50 u2013 60.
- Seventh and eighth grades: 60 u2013 80.
What is level F in reading?
Readers at level F are starting to notice and understand the differences between different types of books; in fiction, your child is meeting more complicated characters, and in nonfiction books, your child is learning more new facts about topics.
How do I know my child’s reading level?
The Lexile score, or measure, describes your child’s reading ability and matches them with books and other reading materials. The Lexile score, or measure, ranges from 0L to 2000L and describes your child’s reading ability and matches them with books and other reading materials.
What is a level 4 reading level?
Level 4 books are for children who are well on their way to becoming book lovers and fully independent readers, and include more historical fiction titles, such as Dinosaur Hunter and First Flight, as well as adventure and suspense books, and the stories are the most advanced of all the I Can Read! levels.
What is level M in reading?
Level M readers can read and understand difficult sentences, and reading tricky words is smooth and automatic in both silent and oral (out loud) reading. They also know the characteristics of a variety of genres (different types of text) such as fantasy, realistic fiction, informational texts, and biography.
What does Level D mean in reading?
LEVEL D BOOKS are simple fiction or nonfiction stories with familiar themes and ideas, with some simple dialogue between characters. The books will start to have longer sentences, but almost all of the vocabulary will be simple and familiar. The illustrations are highly supportive and match the text.
What is level L in Reading?
Readers at level L can read chapter books with more difficult plots (events in the story) and fewer illustrations, and they can read silently or aloud in a smooth and fluent manner (as if they were talking).
What is level R in reading?
At a level R, your child reads independently, or on his or her own. Readers at this level can read a wide range of texts, including biographies, mysteries, series books, books with sequels, short stories, diaries, and logs, though longer descriptive words may be challenging.
What level should a 9 year old be reading?
9-10 year olds are meaning focusedAt this age, decoding should be automatic; however, children are focused on the meaning of texts and can adjust their reading speed to match the text’s complexity.