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Level F

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

  • Themes emerge

  • 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

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