Choosing books based on guided reading Fountas and Pinnell:
There are many places teachers and parents can find leveled books to use for reading instruction and reading for pleasure. But it’s important to point out that all leveled books are not equal. Just because a book has a level assigned to it, doesn’t mean it’s a high quality choice. You will find that some books are formulaic, and some are not leveled correctly. When it’s time to order books, it’s easy to choose by level, and overlook other characteristics, such as writing quality and illustrations.
You want to be sure that the books you are selecting have an accurate level on them. It can be very frustrating to begin reading with a group, and discover that the book is too easy or too hard to encourage learning to read. LeveledReader.com levels books according to Guided Reading Fountas and Pinnell criteria, so you know exactly what that level means when you see it.
Guided reading in a small group is only one component of an effective reading program. Children must also be involved in interactive reading aloud, literary discussions, and independent reading activity.
In addition, we want children to learn the skill of choosing their own books based on their interests, trying to read a little of it, or according to the topic or author.
Leveled Reader makes it exquisitely easy for you and your children to find interesting, well-written, and accurately leveled books. When reading is interesting and fun, kids want to do more of it. And that makes everyone happy!