Level U

What are some indicators of a Level U text?
  • * Informational texts cover a wide range of topics and present specific technical information
  • * Illustrations require interpretation and connection to the text
  • * Narratives are complex with plots and subplots
  • * Texts have several different themes and characters
  • * More abstract symbolism and themes
  • * Creative text formats are used
How do I know if my child is a Level U 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
  • * Search for and use information in a text

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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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