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Reading levels don't jive
Old 06-16-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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I am teaching 1st next year and have been going thru boxes of books trying to make sense of the "levels." Most are leveled by number 1-15-but I am not sure who determined what a "level" is. I am using the AR book finder to find grade levels for the all the books. I have found books marked level "8" and they could be AR reading level .5 all the way to grade level 2.6 yet they are all marked level 8. It appears the leveling was done by different teachers using a different guide/opinion for leveling.

I can't make sense of it. I can easily use AR for many of the books. But I am still left with a mountain of books and have no idea what the levels are or if they are accurate. Is there a website I can type in book titles and find a grade level equivalent? I prefer AR grade levels since they are easy enough to follow. .5, .6, .7 or 1.2, 1.3 1.4, etc.


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You can try
Old 06-17-2012, 04:02 AM
 
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the scholastic book wizard on scholastic.com, it has lots of books but not all of them.
Just make sure you pick the leveling method you want, e.g., AR not F&P
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Common Core Levels
Old 06-17-2012, 05:40 AM
 
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If you're in a state that is using the Common Core standards, it might be helpful to level them according to lexile levels. These levels have increased a lot from the old ones for each grade level.
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just fyi
Old 06-17-2012, 07:20 AM
 
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Scholastic is also converting to all lexile leveling as well. Its taking a while, but eventually they will all have lexile only on the back.
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leveling
Old 06-18-2012, 03:58 AM
 
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You can try searching "Reading Recovery leveled books" for a site that gives you RR levels. It may correspond to your numbers 1-15. I then convert to F&P letters.


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I had a simmilar problem
Old 06-20-2012, 05:31 AM
 
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When I was trying to level the books we have using F&P. I googled "leveled books F&P" and ended up with a PDF document. I may still have it on my computer. Send me a pm so I can remember to look for it today!
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