Level S

What are some indicators of a Level S text?
  • * Complex ideas and information
  • * Wider variety of topics and cultures
  • * Paragraphs and sentences are complex requiring rapid and fluent reading with
       attention to meaning
  • * Requires automatic assimilation of punctuation
  • * Chapter books include all genres with many works of historical fiction and biographies
  • * Texts present settings that are distant from personal experience
  • * Literary selections offer opportunities for readers to make connections with previously read
       texts as well as historical events
How do I know if my child is a Level S reader?
  • * Automatically read and understand characteristics of most genres, including biographies
       on new topics, fantasies, chapter books, shorter informational texts, mysteries, series, books
       with sequels, short stories, diaries & logs
  • * Read fiction stories with many characters that change throughout the story
  • * Understand hard sentences and 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

Check out River Vale Library's
"Level S" 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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