Level O

What are some indicators of a Level O text?
  • * Multiple characters are developed through what they say, think, and do or what others
       say about them
  • * Characters deal with everyday experiences or more serious problems such as war or death
  • * Genres expand to include historical and science fiction
  • * Chapter books have between 50 - 200 pages
  • * Texts have few illustrations - usually black and white drawings or photographs
  • * Highly complex sentences employ a wide range of punctuation necessary for
       understanding the text
How do I know if my child is a Level O reader?
  • * Know the characteristics of most genres
  • * Read chapter books, shorter informational texts, mysteries, series books, books with sequels
       or short stories
  • * Read fiction stories with many characters that change throughout the story
  • * Read nonfiction texts that give information on many related topics
  • * Understand difficult sentences and words
  • * Figure out new vocabulary words by using clues
  • * Read fluently, like an actor would sound

Check out River Vale Library's
"Level O" 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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