CHARACTERISTICS OF LEVELED TEXT
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When I go to the library or bookstore, I know that my book is JUST RIGHT if I ask myself....
INTEREST: Am I interested in learning about this character or subject?
WORDS: Can I read almost ALL the words correctly?
VOICE: Does my reading sound like my talking voice?
TALK: Can I talk about what I read? Can I talk about what I think?I KNOW my book is JUST RIGHT if I can answer yes, yes, yes, and yes!
Levels L-MAmelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
Arthur Chapter Books by Marc Brown
Bailey School Kids by Debbie Dadey
Cam Jansen by David AdlerGeorge and Martha by James MarshallHorrible Harry by Suzy KlineJenny Archer by Ellen ConfordJudy Moody by Megan McDonaldJunie B. Jones by Barbara ParkThe Kids of the Polk Street School by Patricia Reilly GiffThe Littles by John PetersonMagic Tree House by Mary Pepe OsborneMarvin Redpost by Louis SacharMadeline by Ludwig BemelmansMatt Christopher Series by MattChristopher
Miss Nelson is Missing by James MarshallMy Weird School by Dan GutmanNew Kids at the Polk Street School by Patricia Reilly GiffPee Wee Scouts by Judy DeltoPinky and Rex by James HoweReady Freddy! (series) by Abby Klein
Riverside Kids (series) by Johanna Hurwitz
Tales of Amanda Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen
Levels N- O
These stories become more complex and are about more sophisticated themes. The longer chapters present a variety of problems that go beyond personal experiences. The themes require interpretation. There is use of literary devices such as irony and suspense. The vocabulary continues to expand and increases in difficulty.
A-Z Mysteries by Ron Roy
All Star Sport Stories by Fred Bowen
Amber Brown series by Paula Danziger
Box Car Children by Gertrude Warner
Catwings Adventures by Ursula Leguin
Chocolate Fever by Kimmel-Smith
Doyle and Fossey Science Detectives (series) by Michelle Torrey
Dragon Slayer Academy by Kate McMullin
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Gooney Gird Greene (series) by Lois Lowry
Julian/Huey stories (series) by Ann Cameron
Mallory Series by Laurie Friedman
Meg Mackintosh (series) by Lucinda Landon
Pony Pals by Jeanne Betancourt
Stink! (series) by Megan McDonald
Tales from the House of Bunnicula by James Howe
Weird Planet by Dan Greenburg
These longer stories require the reader to sustain interest and meaning over time. They contain complex themes and are written using sophisticated vocabulary which is not clearly defined for the reader. The sentence structures become longer and more complex. The topics go beyond personal experiences and require the reader to take on perspectives.
Abby Hayes (series) by Anne Mazor
American Girl series
Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowery
Battle for the Castle by Winthrop
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Clarice Bean series by Lauren Child
Deltora Quest by Emily Rodda
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney
Dragon Slayer Academy (series) by Kate McMullen
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
Frindle by Andrew Clements
Fudge series by Judy Blume
Guardians of Ga’hole series
Geronimo Stilton by Geronimo Stilton
Help, I’m Trapped (series) by Clifford
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Jake Maddox series (sports)
Joshua T. Bates series by Susan Shreve
The Library Card by Jerry Spinelli
Skinnybones by Parks
Stuart Little by E.B. White
Time Warp Trio by Scieszka
Wayside School (series) by Louis Sachar