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Level H

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

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