Level H

What are some indicators of a Level H text?
  • * Lanugage is no longer repititious
  • * Full range of high frequency words
  • * Size and placement of print varies widely
  • * Some repeated episodes
  • * Content moves away from familiar experiences
  • * Genres include realistic fiction, fantasy, folktales and nonfiction
  • * Characters tend to learn and change
  • * Picture support is used to enhance and extend meaning as well as arouse interest
  • * Story events require interpretation
How do I know if my child is a Level H reader?
  • * Read longer text with more challenging vocabulary
  • * Use various techniques to read difficult words: using letter/sound information, thinking of
       familiar words and taking apart words
  • * Begin to read new books silently
  • * Read aloud without pointing at words
  • * Automatically read high frequency words (come, came, from, her, him, his , one, out, said,
       saw, she, that, their, there, they, was, went, were, with)

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"Level H" 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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