• Check a Book’s Reading Level Online

    1. Go to: www.scholastic.com/bookwizard
    2. Set your “Reading Level System” to Guided Reading
    3. Type the title and/or author; search
        
       Throughout the year students reading levels will be assessed through running record assessments. As your child progresses through the levels they will acquire and master new skills that will allow them to read more critically. Below is a chart describing the reading progressions necessary to be considered proficient each marking period. In addition, there are also descriptions of the different reading levels, and the skills you must master to progress throughout the year.  I am looking forward to working with you this year to make your student a stronger reader and writer.
     
    If you have any questions about running records, or reading levels, please email me at shauna.murray@ebnet.org
     
                                     MP 1                                           MP 2                                                    MP 3                                              MP 4
        BG= S or below                            BG= S or below                                    BG= T or below                          BG= T or below
        AG = T/U                                       AG= T/U                                               AG= U/V                                   AG= U/V/W
        MG = V/W/X                                MG=V/W/X                                           MG= W/X/Y                                   MG= X/Y
        EG= Y or above                          EG= Y or above                                     EG= Z or above                          EG= Z or above
        
     
     *BG = Below grade level expectations
      AG= Approaching grade level expectations
      MG= Meeting grade level expectations
      EG= Exceeding grade level expectations 
     
     
       R and S- Readers automatically read and understand a full range of genres, including biographies on less well-known subjects, more complex fantasy and hybrid genres. They read both chapter books and shorter informational texts. Also, they read special forms such as mysteries, series books, books with sequels, short stories, diaries, and logs. Fiction narratives are straightforward but have elaborate plots and many complex characters who develop and change over time. As readers, they understand perspectives different from their own as well as settings and people far distant in time and space. They can process sentences (some with more than fifteen words) that are complex, contain prepositional phrases, introductory clauses, list of nouns, verbs, or adjectives, and they solve new vocabulary words, some defined in the text and others unexplained. Most reading is silent, but fluency and phrasing in oral reading are well established. Readers are challenged by many longer descriptive words and by content specific and technical words that require embedded definitions, background knowledge, and readers' tools, such as glossaries. They can take apart multi syllable words and use a full range of word-solving skills. They read and understand texts in a variety of layouts as well as fonts and print characteristics and consistently search for information in illustrations and increasingly complex graphics. 
     
       T- Readers will process the full range of genres, and texts will be longer with many lines of print on each page, requiring readers to remember information and connect ideas over a long period of time (as much as a week or two). Complex fantasy, myths, and legends offer added challenge and an increased use of symbolism. Readers understand perspectives different from their own, and understand settings and people far distant in time and space. Most reading is silent; fluency and phrasing in oral reading is well established. Readers are challenged by many longer descriptive words and by content-specific and technical words that require using embedded definitions, background knowledge, and readers' tools, such as glossaries. They can take apart multi syllable words and use a full range of word-solving strategies. They search for and use information in an integrated way, using complex graphics and texts that present content requiring background knowledge. 
     
      U- Readers will process the full range of genres, and texts will be longer, requiring readers to remember information and connect ideas over many days of reading. Complex fantasy, myths, and legends offer added challenge and an increased use of symbolism. Readers understand perspectives different from their own, and understand settings and people far distant in time and space. Most reading is silent; fluency and phrasing in oral reading is well established. Readers are challenged by many longer descriptive words and by content-specific and technical words that require using embedded definitions, background knowledge, and reader's tools, such as glossaries. They can take apart long multi syllable words and use a full range of word-solving strategies. They search for and use information in an integrated way, using complex graphics and texts that present content requiring background knowledge. 
     
     V- Readers will process the full range of genres, and texts will be longer, requiring readers to remember information and connect ideas over many days of reading. Complex fantasy, myths, and legends offer added challenge and an increased use of symbolism. In addition, readers will encounter some abstract forms of literature, such as satire. Readers understand perspectives different from their own, and understand settings and people far distant in time and space. Most reading is silent; fluency and phrasing in oral reading is well established. In addition, readers can be very expressive when they present poetry or readers theatre. Readers are challenged by many longer descriptive words and content-specific and technical words that require using embedded definitions, background knowledge, and readers tools, such as glossaries. They can take apart multi syllable words and use a full range of word-solving strategies. They search for and use information  in an integrated way, using complex graphics and texts that present content requiring background knowledge. 
     
    W- Readers will process a full range of genres, and texts will be longer, requiring readers to remember information and connect ideas over many days of reading. Complex fantasy, myths, and legends offer added challenge and require readers to identify classical motifs such as "the quest." Biographies offer a range of individuals who may not be previously known to readers and may not be admirable. Readers will encounter mature themes that expand their knowledge of social issues. In addition, readers will encounter abstract special forms of literature, such as satire, and literary devices, such as irony. Themes are multidimensional and may be understood on several levels. Most reading is silent; fluency and phrasing in oral reading is well established. In addition, students are able to read aloud with expressiveness after practice (readers theatre). Readers are challenged by heavy load of content-specific and technical words that require using embedded definitions, background knowledge, and reader's tools, such as glossaries. They search for and use information in an integrated way, using complex graphics and texts that present content requiring background knowledge.. Many texts require knowledge of historical events and may contain language that is archaic or from regional dialects or languages other than English
     
    X, Y, Z- Readers are able to process and understand a wide range of texts, including all genres. Although many texts are long and have complex sentences and paragraphs as well as many multi syllable words, that vary greatly because readers are expected to understand and respond to mature themes such as sexuality, abuse, poverty, and war. Complex fantasy, myths, and legends offer added challenge and require readers to identify classical motifs such as "the quest" and to identify moral issues. Biographies offer a range of individuals who may not be previously known to readers and may not be admirable, requiring critical thinking on the part of readers. In addition, readers will encounter abstract special forms of literature, such as satire, and literary language to convey irony. Themes and characters are multidimensional, may be understood on several levels, and are developed in complex ways. Most reading is silent; fluency and phrasing in oral reading is well established. Readers are challenged by a heavy load of content-specific and technical words that require using embedded definitions, background knowledge, and readers' tools, such as glossaries. Texts include archaic language or regional dialect. Readers search for and use information in an integrated way, using complex graphics and texts that present content requiring background knowledge. They have developed knowledge of content, including scientific information and historical events and apply prior understandings in a critical way when reading fiction and nonfiction texts.