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Old 08-07-2013, 08:44 PM
 
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I make my best guess actually. Sometimes you can find other books in the same series, by the same author, or whatever and can use that. A lot of the time though I grab a handful of books I know the exact level for and look through them to decide which ones the book most closely matches and I level the book with that level. Is it an exact science? No. Will it kill a child to pick up a level E book that was maybe supposed to actually be a D or a F? Absolutely not.

I look at the sight words, the length of the sentences, how many sentences are on the page, how much the pictures help with tricky words, if there is dialogue, questions, if the words have inflectional endings, if the words kids would be sounding out are typically one syllable, two syllables, or three syllables, etc.

Sometimes I've changed the level of a book after kids have read it because I realized I had the book leveled either too easy or too hard...no biggie as long as its fairly close.
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