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What are some indicators of a Level H text?
Language is no longer repetitious
Full range of high frequency words
Size and placement of print varies widely
Some repeated episodes
Content moves away from familiar experiences
Genres include realistic fiction, fantasy, folktales and nonfiction
Characters tend to learn and change
Picture support is used to enhance and extend meaning as well as arouse interest
Story events require interpretation
How do I know if my child is a Level H reader?
Read longer text with more challenging vocabulary
Use various techniques to read difficult words: using letter/sound information, thinking of familiar words and
taking apart words
Begin to read new books silently
Read aloud without pointing at words
Automatically read high frequency words (come, came, from, her, him, his , one, out, said, saw, she, that, their,
there, they, was, went, were, with)
Check out River Vale Library's
"Level H" 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