Level A

What are some indicators of a Level A text?
  • * One line of text - Focus on print and directional text (example, left to right)
  • * Large spaces between words
  • * Sentence structure is similar to child's language
  • * Repeated patterns
  • * Includes basic sight words
  • * Punctuation includes periods, question marks and exclamation marks
  • * Pictures are highly supportive of the text
  • * Topics are familiar to children
  • * Focus on a single idea
How do I know if my child is a Level A reader?
  • * Recognize letters and their sounds
  • * Points to words while reading
  • * Use pictures to support understanding
  • * Know the difference between words and pictures
  • * One sentence per page with simple words
  • * Read easy, high frequency words -- (the, a, I, and, is, can, in, it.)

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

  • * 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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