Reading levels indicate where your student is able to independently read without effecting comprehension.
The higher the level, the more rigorous and complex the text can be.
Your students reading level is communicated in your students agenda. This is also where you will be able to see if it has increasedincreased.
*The higher the reading level, typically the slower it can be to develop.
It's important that reader's have enough books, and books on their independent reading levels.
Students have "book bins" in their classrooms and have a book check out day that they are expected to check out enough books to read each week.
The following is guide as to how many books should be checked out and read each week:
Level K: 8-10 books
Level L/M: 4-6 books
N/O/P/Q: 2-4 books
R/S/T: 1-3 books
Students can be graded on their book choices as they should be using school time to challenge themselves to continue to build a solid foundation at each reading level.
Some resources you can use are:
Lexile Level Book Finder
Scholastic Book Wizard
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Reader's are graded each week by using the following rubric. Please sign and return it each Tuesday.
Reader's Workshop Rubric
Reader's Notebooks are graded periodically using the following rubric:
Reader's are expected to reflect, infer, develop theories, track teachings and readings, note author's craft, etc daily in their independent reading. These 'jottings' and reflections will take place in their Reader's Notebooks.. Reader's Notebooks stay in the students' book bins in the classroom.