Classroom Library & Leveled Books...
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"A library is an essential part of any elementary classroom. To run an effective Reading Workshop, it is necessary to stock your classroom library with books of a variety of genres, topics, and levels. Teachers who use the workshop method know that readers need lots of books in a single year, as they are given time to read self-selected texts independently on a daily basis. For this reason, it's important to organize your classroom library in a way that allows students to easily find "just right" books that they are interested in reading." (Beth Newingham, "A Virtual Peek Into My Classroom Library", Oct. 6, 2009)
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classroom library organization ... Beth Newingham ... LOTS & LOTS of resources here:
  • photos & virtual tour of classroom library
  • book basket labels (downloadable) & categories
  • explanation of labeling & color-coding the books
  • Excel template for cataloging the books in your classroom library (students can use this to look up books)
  • links to helpful articles on classroom libraries
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Characteristics of books at different reading levels:
leveled text characteristics (levels A-Z) plus some popular authors at the various guided reading levels (Fountas & Pinnell)
leveled text characteristics for early emergent .... emergent ... early fluency ...(Road to Reading)
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Following are several book leveling sites:
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... Scholastic ... search 50,000 books by:
  • grade level
  • reading level (guided reading, DRA, or Lexile)
  • title
  • author
  • key word
This resource gives you lots of information about each book -- reading level, guided reading level, interest level, lexile level, genre, reading skills, content topics & themes, cultures, etc. ...click here for the website
Leveled Book Chart ... Scholastic
... includes correlations for:
  • grade level
  • guided reading level
  • DRA level
  • Lexile level
searchable by guided reading level, DRA level, or Lexile level
Literacy Intervention for Everyone
Reading Recovery leveling critering and book lists
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Search for books by levels 1-20
Portland Public Schools Leveled Book Lists
ONLINE DATABASE or PDF ... search by:
  • grade level
  • Reading Recovery level
  • title
  • author
Beaverton School District's Leveled Book Database (online)
searchable by:
  • guided reading level
  • title
  • author
  • genre
  • publisher
  • writing traits
  • English or Spanish
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McCarthy-Towne School Leveled Book Database
(2003)
Includes guided reading levels and grade levels. Search by:
  • grade level
  • title
  • author
click here for a chart of approximate grade level correlations to guided reading levels
Leveled Book Database ... A to Z Teacher Stuff
Search thousands of books leveled for guided reading, Reading Recovery, and Accelerated Reader
Searchable by:
  • guided reading level
  • Reading Recovery Level
  • title
  • author
  • keywords
click here for a levels comparision chart (grade level, guided reading, DRA, Rdg. Recovery)
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Comparison Table ...
Includes:
  • guided reading level (Fountas & Pinnell)
  • DRA
  • Reading Recovery
  • Wright Group
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AR Book Finder
Find AR (Accelerated Reader) book levels...search by:
  • title
  • author
  • topic
Lexile Find a Book
To search, enter the Lexile level OR grade level...
Then....select interest categories...
Then...see books matching your selected criteria
Scholastic--Browse Classroom Books by Level
Searchable by:
  • grade level
  • guided reading level
  • DRA level
  • Lexile level
Includes: grade level, guided reading level, Lexile level, DRA level
DRA Book Lists
...searchable by grade level, title, or DRA level
Houghton Mifflin Bookroom Reference Guide: Leveled Books
... includes:
  • guided reading level (Fountas & Pinnell)
  • DRA level
  • Lexile level
  • genre
  • comprehension skill/strategy or decodable skill
  • description of book
  • HM Collection name
Leveled Book List
... based on Fountas & Pinnell ... from 2008
  • guided reading level (Fountas & Pinnell)
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Mrs. Britton, Gillette Elementary & Secondary Schools (Wisconsin):

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