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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