Tag: Reading Strategies


Reading Levels Simply Explained

Reading levels can be a mystery to parents. Strategic assessment of word selection, sentence length, and type determine the levels. Different publishing companies have concocted their own categories. Most Ontario teachers use the Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading Levels as their instructional guide. Scholastic has put together a quick Leveled Reading Guide to correlate the different systems publishers use to sort their books.

Leveled Books to look for:

Check your bookshelves at home to find titles for your child to read at their reading level. If you purchase books from the Scholastic program at your school you probably have some of these titles already at your fingertips.
The Best Children’s Books

The measured mom has a very accessible description of the different levels of books that are probably on your home bookshelves. Good information for when you purchase books for your child to read on their own.

Hiawatha Community School
Lists of Leveled Books


A Middle School Teacher and Principal discuss the use of picture books in the Middle School classroom do introduce complex literary techniques and reading strategies.

Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie, is about a cat who spends the days in the woods and comes home to sleep with his owner, only to leave again the next morning.”

“It is a parallel story and requires quite a bit of inferring on the part of the reader, ” says teacher Jason DeHart.