Level Y

What are some indicators of a Level Y text?
  • * Texts have subtle themes and complex plots
  • * Include a whole range of social problems as themes may contain more explicit details
       (ex. Details about death or prejudice)
  • * Texts include irony and satire, literary devices requiring readers to think beyond the literal
       meaning of the texts
  • * Fantasies are complex depicting hero figures and heroic journeys
  • * Readers are required to discern underlying lessons and analyze texts for traditional elements
How do I know if my child is a Level Y reader?
  • * 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 and understand mature themes (abuse, poverty, war, etc.)
  • * Use critical thinking skills
  • * Look for information in pictures, photographs, maps, charts, etc.
  • * Read texts that require knowlledge about history and science
  • * Read silently for the most part
  • * Search for and use information in a text
  • * Read texts with many characters that change in the story
  • * Use known information to understand a text
  • * Read long texts with long sentences and paragraphs

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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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