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Trying to level books for guided reading use
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Does anyone know of any websites that list books by level? We are trying to level some of our classroom books and it would be easier if there were some lists to aid with at least some of the books. Thanks for any help with this!


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Hey, Kare!
I am working to level my books, too. I have many, many books, so it's not an easy job!!!!!! I am using a website that shows book levels for AR. I just googled "Accelerated Reading Lists" and found several sites. The one I like best is:

http://www.cbvcp.com/Columbiasd/elem/ar.htm

My students and I found many of our books listed on this site. There are three ways you can search for a book -- by author, title, or level.
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I like this site for
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leveling because it gives Lexile levels as well as guided reading levels. I have a chart to correlate these to DRA as well.

http://src.scholastic.com/ecatalog/d...subt=0&Test=NA
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Linda Hoyt has a database also:
http://www.lindahoyt.com/Free!/Free.htm
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I have hundreds of books and these websites look like they will help with this huge task.
Thanks for your help


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Guided Reading Levels/F&P
Old 03-06-2007, 07:33 PM
 
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We use Fontas and Pinnell Guided Reading Levels so I know these sites have the GR levels and possibly others too?

This wonderful site has a lot of different books:
http://registration.beavton.k12.or.u...arch.htm&-view

For Creative Teaching Press Books:
http://www.creativeteaching.com/c/@b...l?results@null

Books published by heinemann:
http://www.heinemannlibrary.com/search/search.asp

Books published by Scholastic:
http://src.scholastic.com/ecatalog/d...subt=0&Test=NA

Books published by Steck/Vaughn:
http://steckvaughn.harcourtachieve.c...r?=steckvaughn


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More than one way to level a book? + more ?s
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Apparently there's not a one-size-fits-all leveling guide? Is there a lot of difference in leveling systems?

How do you level a reader? Do you get reports from the previous year's teacher? Are there specific assessments you use?

I'm new to all this. Thanks for your help.
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http://books.atozteacherstuff.com/leveled-books/

This website lets you choose between an Accelerated Reader level or a Guided Reading (Fountas & Pinnell)/Grade Level Equivalency/Reading Recovery level.

I used it to level my library. I use the Guided Reading levels, as well as by genre. I'd love to do by author or series as well, but I just don't have enough books to do that yet!
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http://www.renlearn.com/store/quiz_h...+7002%2F82%2F4

This site has all the books offered by AR so you can get an idea. Also the Scholastic Reading Counts! site does the same thing.
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Great website Thanks
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Depends..........
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How you level your classroom library depends on how you teach reading, how the books will be used, how often the library will be used, access to it, and perhaps even what you want the children to get out of the books. You can start with many of the great sites and ideas above, and you will see your own personal preferences develop in no time at all! Consider creating a database of your collection based on your personal preferences as well. Mine has genre, reading counts levels, ar levels, lexile levels, F & P, skills, teaching points, strategies, .........
Good Luck!
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Leveling books.
www.renlearn.com AR click on quizzes. In the blank type in author or use the arrow button and go to author and type in author. Tells the points the books is worth, grade level and etc.
Leveled Books Database:
http://books.atozteacherstuff.com/leveled-books/

All AR books are kept together and other books are together along the other wall. First and Second grade room books are kept in plastic baskets. 3rd , 4th, 5tth, 6th and etc are on shelves. In the reading room K or emergent readers and first, second and third levels are kept in baskets and others on shelves. There are only AR books in the reading room. We have a reading room and reading teacher, she gives extra reading help. This is like a library. Students Star test in the reading room (4 computers) and in their classrooms. All the classrooms have three or four computers. AR dots. Green=1.0 to 1.5, Blue 1.6 to 2.0, Red 2..1 to 2.5, Yellow 2.6 to 3.0, Orange 3.1 to 4.0, I can’t remember until I go back to school the other colors. We use the same colors for all classrooms for that level. Reading room, LD room and classrooms all have the same color for the same level. All books have the wrap around AR label with the book number, level and points it is worth. And the dot is just above this label along the edge, so you can see the level at a quick glance. Use clear shipping tape to cover and protect the labels. And keep the dots from popping off. *****buy the wrap around labels at the AR site. www.renlearn.com 3 ¾ by 1 ½ , click on On Line Store---yellow spot, the green box, next click on reading, next click on AR and go down to the AR Handwritten book labels, Pack of 100……
*******If you have lots of books than divide the levels into more baskets. And this will depend on how many books you have for each subject. Mice, Earth, Birthday, Jobs, Christmas, Filmstrip, Fairy Tales, Curious George, Bears, Eggs, Mystery, Dinosaurs and Monsters, Animals, Cats and Dogs, Holidays, Eric Carle, (Clifford, Amelia Bedilla, Arthur) Birds, Horses, Pond, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Rain forest, and etc….. If you have more questions let me know…. I don’t think there is any right way or wrong way. Just whatever works for you….

* Teach them www.bookadventure.com. Some students love to read the books and then take the bookadventure.com reading comprehension test. It tracks points earned and some kids really like this. If you have an accelerated reader program in your school it works the same way.
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I use titlewave.com* to look up the ATOS scale on books individually (I can type without using the mouse to look up book after book it's very easy.) This site also has professional reviews so you know if you're offering quality text to your readers. There are also professional lists you can reference. Then I cross reference the books against this site to match it up to the DRA, RR, or AR, etc., levels (this has them ALL)
http://library.springbranchisd.com/s...ison_chart.htm
titlewave.com is part of the Follett System. Ask your school library media clerk or librarian if you have Follett and they can easily add you as a user. Good luck!
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In a nutshell there are various ways to level books so you know approximately what your students are reading and how difficult it is. Each school district and sometimes school has their own preferred leveling system. Fountas and Pinnell are the leaders in most cases and their resources can be found http://www.fountasandpinnellleveledb...eledTexts.aspx. Before you level books I would check with your school. If all else fails I would definitely use their leveling system as you can find charts to convert to any of the other kinds (reading a to z, lexile, accelerated reading, DRA, etc). Just a thought for you
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