Level B

What are some indicators of a Level B text?
  • * Two lines of text (return sweep)
  • * Large spaces between words
  • * Sentences increase in length
  • * Sentence structure is similar to sutdents' language
  • * Repeated words or pattern
  • * Includes more basic sight words
  • * Includes some word endings (ex. -s, -ing, -ed)
  • * Punctuation includes periods, question marks, exclamation marks and some commas
  • * Simple Dialogue
  • * Pictures are highly supportive
  • * Topics are familiar to children
  • * Focus on a single idea
  • * Setting is present but seldom a plot
How do I know if my child is a Level B reader?
  • * Follow a sentence over 2 lines of text
  • * Continue to point to words while reading
  • * Recognize pattern throughout story
  • * Reread to fix reading mistakes
  • * Read easy, high frequency words -- (the, and, my, like, see, is, can, it)

Check out River Vale Library's
"Level B" 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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