What are some indicators of a Level X text?
Science Fiction at this level incorporates technical knowledge as well as high fantasy depicting quests and the struggle between good and evil
Readers are required to go beyond the literal meaning of the text to construct implied meaning by a writer's use of symbolism
There is a continuing increase in the sophistication of vocabulary, language and topic
How do I know if my child is a Level X reader?
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 and understand mature themes (abuse, poverty, war, etc.)
Use critical thinking skills
Look for information in pictures, photographs, maps, charts, etc.
Read texts that require knowledge about history and science
Read silently for the most part
Search for and use information in a text
Read texts with many characters that change in the story
Use known information to understand a text
Read long texts with long sentences and paragraphs
Check out River Vale Library's
"Level X" 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