Level M

What are some indicators of a Level M text?
  • * Chapter books are longer texts (60 -100 pages) with short chapters and few pictures
  • * Informational books are shorter with new information and text features
  • * Includes a full range of genres with more biographies included
  • * Texts have subtle meanings that require interpretation and more background knowledge
  • * More complex and expanded plots
  • * More complex themes (respect for difference, loneliness, independence)
  • * Vocabulary may be introduced to create feeling or mood
  • * Writer's style may be cleared marked by use of words, sentence structure, descriptions of
       characters or humor
How do I know if my child is a Level M reader?
  • * Know the characteristics of different genres (realistic fiction, fantasy, informational text,
       traditional literature, biographies)
  • * Read fiction chapter books, such as series books or mysteries
  • * Read fiction texts that have many characters that change in the story
  • * Read shorter nonfiction texts on one topic
  • * 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)

Check out River Vale Library's
"Level M" 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
Web Developers Studio | ©