Level T

What are some indicators of a Level T text?
  • * Include a variety of genres and text structures
  • * Chapter books are long with few illustrations
  • * Readers need to recognize symbolism
  • * Texts contain many sophisticate, multi-syllable words that readers will need to analyze in terms
       of both literal and connotative meaning
  • * Reader need more prior knowledge of political and historical events and about the problems
       of different culture and racial groups
  • * Themes include growing up, demonstrating courage and experiencing hardship and prejudice
How do I know if my child is a Level T 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, and myths & legends
  • * Read longer texts with many lines of print that requires the reader to remember lots of information
  • * Use strategies to figure out difficult words
  • * Look for information in pictures, photographs, maps, charts, etc.
  • * Can break words into syllables
  • * Read silently for the most part
  • * Use what they already know to understand a text

Check out River Vale Library's
"Level T" 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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