Level F

What are some indicators of a Level F text?
  • * Language reflects patterns that are more characteristic of written language than spoken language
  • * Concepts are more distant from local knowledge or the everyday world
  • * Some texts have abstract ideas which require discussion
  • * Themes emerge
  • * Genres include realistic fiction, human and animal fantasy, simple folktales and nonfiction
  • * Texts range from ten to thirty pages
  • * Full range of punctuation to enhance meaning
  • * Longer texts may have longer sentences and/or more lines of text per page.
  • * Shorter texts may have unusual language patterns or technical words.
  • * Greater variety in vocabulary
How do I know if my child is a Level F reader?
  • * Begin to understand genres (fiction, nonfiction, etc.)
  • * Read and understand dialogue in text
  • * Read words with multiple syllables (disappear, unhappy)
  • * Understand contractions and possessives
  • * Automatically read high frequency words (all, ar, be, but, for, got, had, of, on, then, this, your)

Check out River Vale Library's
"Level F" 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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