Level L

What are some indicators of a Level L text?
  • * Includes chapter books with fewer illustrations and complex picture books
  • * Texts contain many multi-syllable and technical words
  • * Words are used for a range of connotative meanings
  • * Print size is varied but often much smaller
  • * Includes a full range of genres from realistic fiction to biography
  • * More characters are speaking with dialogue not always assigned
  • * Plots and characters are more sophisticated
  • * Characters develop and change in response to events in the story
  • * Events in chapters build on each other requiring the reader to recall and keep track of information
How do I know if my child is a Level L reader?
  • * Read easy chapter books with less pictures
  • * Read short informational & fiction books
  • * Read slower or faster - depending on the book
  • * Learn new concepts through reading
  • * Use what they already know to help their reading
  • * Use pictures and text to help understand
  • * Connect known facts to new information
  • * Understand difficult ideas
  • * Understand a large number of words (plurals, contractions, possessives, multi-syllable words,
       content-specific words and technical words)
  • * Understand difficult sentences
  • * Read silently during independent reading
  • * Read out loud & sound like a normal speaker (not like a robot)
  • * Read out loud & sound like an actor (pauses, reads with expression)

River Vale Library's" "Level L" 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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