What are some indicators of a Level Q text?
Wide variety of fiction and nonfiction
Fiction texts include novels with longer chapters
Characters are often concerned with issues related to growing up and family relationships
Settings are very detailed
Informational texts and biographies present complex ideas
Topics may be unfamiliar
Longer texts require readers to sustain interest and attention over several days
May have more mature themes focusing on problems of society as they affect children
How do I know if my child is a Level Q reader?
Automatically read and understand characteristics of most genres including biographies, new topics, chapter books, shorter informational texts, mysteries, series, books with sequels and short stories
Read fiction stories with many characters that change throughout the story
Make sense of new vocabulary words
Look for information in pictures, photographs, maps, charts, etc.
Can break words into syllables
Read silently for the most part
Understand texts with different layouts
Check out River Vale Library's
"Level Q" 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