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Level G

What are some indicators of a Level G text?

  • Sentences are longer with many embedded clauses

  • Several high frequency words which increase in difficulty

  • Large number of decodable words with regular and irregular patterns

  • Several episodes with a variety of characters

  • Ideas and vocabulary are more challenging with some specialized vocabulary

  • Story line is carried by text

  • Pictures support and extend meaning

  • Readers are expected to remember information and action over a longer reading time

How do I know if my child is a Level G reader?

  • Continue to understand different genres

  • Read 3 - 8 lines of text per page; text is smaller

  • Read difficult words by using letter/sound information, thinking of familiar words and taking apart words

  • Read text with a few challenging vocabulary words

  • Automatically read high frequency words (all, are, be, but, for, got, had, of, on, then, this, your)

Check out River Vale Library's
"Level G" 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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