Curriculum Materials Center : Leveled Readers

The Curriculum Materials Center is a library collection used for Pre-k through 12th grade education, including special education materials. The available resources are hands-on materials, teacher edition textbooks, leveled readers, and much more.

What is Guided Reading?

Fountas & Pinnell define Guided Reading as "a teaching approach designed to help individual readers build an effective system for processing a variety of increasingly challenging texts over time. Using benchmark assessments or other systematic observation, the teacher has determined the approximate instructional reading level of each of the students. The teacher forms a temporary group of students that are alike enough in their development of a reading process that it makes sense to teach them together for a period of time. In selecting a text for the group, the teacher uses the level designation; thinks about the strengths, needs, and background knowledge of the group; and analyzes the individual text for opportunities to support students' successful engagement with the meaning, language, and print of the text. The teacher uses the text to help the children expand what they know how to do as readers."

Fountas, I.C. & Pinnell, G.S. (2010, August 02). What is the Guided Reading Teaching Method? [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://www.fpblog.heinemann.com/post/2010/08/02/what-is-guided-reading-teaching.aspx

Where can I find leveled readers at Peabody Library?

The leveled readers are located on the book shelves along the right hand wall in the Curriculum Materials Center, room 307. See the back of each book for information such as level and word count. See the chart below & tabs above for more detailed information. Teaching/Instructor guides and materials can be found by their call number on the tall shelves in room 307. If you need assistance, please see staff at the Service Desk on the main floor.

What is the Lexile Framework for reading?

"The Lexile Framework for Reading is a system that can help determine the reading level of any written material—from a book to a test item. The Lexile Framework can also be used to assess a readers' reading comprehension level. After test results are converted into Lexile measures, readers can be matched to reading materials on their own level and comprehension rates of readers can be forecasted to determine how well a reader will comprehend thousands of texts that have been measured in the Lexile metric."

MetaMetrics, Lexile Framework for Reading. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.lexile.com/about-lexile/glossary/#Lexile

Leveling chart

 

 

Grade

(Basal Level)

 

Fountas & Pinnell

 

DRA (direct reading assessment)

Lexile

Rigby Literacy

Treasures

(Guided Reading Level)

K
(Readiness)

A

1

BR-100

1-2

A-H

B

2

3-4

1
(Pre-Primer)

C  

3

 

200-400

5

 

D

4

6

E

6-8

7

1

(Primer)

F

10

 

 

8

 

1

G

12

 

9

B-M

H

14

10

I

16

11

2

J

18

300-600

12

G-P

K

20

13-14

L

24

15

M

28

16-17

3

N

30

500-700

18

K-S

O

34

P

38

4

Q

 

40

600-900

19

N-V

R

S

5

T

 

50

700-1000

20

Q-Y

U

V

6

W

 

60

800-1050

 

S-Z

X

Y

7

Z

70

735-1065

 

 

8

Z

80

805-1100

 

 

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