What are some indicators of a Level F text?
Language reflects patterns that are more characteristic of written language than spoken language
Concepts are more distant from local knowledge or the everyday world
Some texts have abstract ideas which require discussion
Genres include realistic fiction, human and animal fantasy, simple folktales and nonfiction
Texts range from ten to thirty pages
Full range of punctuation to enhance meaning
Longer texts may have longer sentences and/or more lines of text per page.
Shorter texts may have unusual language patterns or technical words.
Greater variety in vocabulary
How do I know if my child is a Level F reader?
Begin to understand genres (fiction, nonfiction, etc.)
Read and understand dialogue in text
Read words with multiple syllables (disappear, unhappy)
Understand contractions and possessives
Automatically read high frequency words (all, ar, be, but, for, got, had, of, on, then, this, your)
Check out River Vale Library's
"Level F" Books
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