Level C

What are some indicators of a Level C text?
  • * Increased number of words and lines of text
  • * Large spaces between words
  • * Sentences increase in length and may include some embedded clauses
  • * Sentence structure is similar to sutdents' language
  • * Some books have repeated words or patterns
  • * Most books are about 8 pages
  • * Pictures are highly supportive of the text (Students cannot rely on patterns and pictures to read)
  • * Includes more basic sight words and some compound words
  • * Includes word endings (ex. -s, -ing, - ed)
  • * Opportunities for decoding simple words
  • * Punctuation includes periods, question marks, exclamation marks and commas
  • * Dialogue is frequently included
  • * Topics are familiar to children
  • * Characters and story plots are straightforward
  • * Experiential books - events and artifacts of everyday life
How do I know if my child is a Level C reader?
  • * Read simple stories with 2-6 lines of text per page
  • * Notice repeated lines & phrases
  • * Begin to follow text with eyes, rather than pointing
  • * Use strategies to help understanding
  • * Begin to correct reading mistakes
  • * Read easy, high frequency words -- (the, and, like, see, here, look, is , can, in, it)

Check out River Vale Library's
"Level C" Books

References
  • * Leveled Books for Readers Grades 3-6 (Fountas & Pinnell) and Matching Books to Readers: Using Leveled Books in Guided Reading. K-3 (Fountas and Pinnell). Retrieved: 7/15/13 from Loudoun County Public Schools
  • * The Continuum of Literacy Learning Grades K-2 & Grades 3-5 by Fountas & Pinnell (Adapted by Sachem Literacy Coaches.) Retrieved: 7/15/13 from Sachem School District
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