Level R

What are some indicators of a Level R text?
  • * Fiction and nonfiction texts represent a range of times in history
  • * Wider variety of texts
  • * Sophisticated vocabulary requires an understanding of connotative shadings of meaning
  • * Literary devices such as simile and metaphor require background knowledge
  • * Technical aspects of texts require background knowledge
  • * Mature themes include family problems, war and death
  • * Readers must connect concepts and themes to political and historical events or
       environmental information
How do I know if my child is a Level R reader?
  • * Automatically read and understand characteristics of most genres including biographies,
       new topics, chapter books, shorter informational texts, mysteries, series, books with sequels
       and short stories
  • * Read fiction stories with many characters that change throughout the story
  • * Make sense of new vocabulary words
  • * Look for information in pictures, photographs, maps, charts, etc.
  • * Can break words into syllables
  • * Read silently for the most part
  • * Understand texts with different layouts
  • * Use strategies to figure out difficult words

Check out River Vale Library's
"Level R" 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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