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
Check out River Vale Library's
"Level U" 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