Leveled Books, K-8: Matching Texts To Readers For Effective Teaching by Fountas, Irene C.Leveled Books, K-8: Matching Texts To Readers For Effective Teaching by Fountas, Irene C.

Leveled Books, K-8: Matching Texts To Readers For Effective Teaching

byFountas, Irene C., Gay Su Pinnell

Paperback | January 6, 2006

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For ten years and over two classic books, Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell have described how to analyze the characteristics of texts and select just-the-right book to use for guided reading instruction. Now, for the first time, all of their thinking and research has been updated and brought together into Leveled Books (K—8) to form the ultimate guide to choosing and using books from kindergarten through middle school. Fountas and Pinnell take you through every aspect of leveled books, describing how to select and use them for different purposes in your literacy program and offering prototype descriptions of fiction and nonfiction books at each level. They share advice on:

  • the role of leveled books in reading instruction
  • analyzing the characteristics of fiction and nonfiction texts
  • using benchmark books to assess instructional levels for guided reading
  • selecting books for both guided and independent reading
  • organizing high-quality classroom libraries
  • acquiring books and writing proposals to fund classroom-library purchases
  • creating a school book room.
  • In addition, Fountas and Pinnell explain the leveling process in detail so that you can tentatively level any appropriate book that you want to use in your instruction.

Title:Leveled Books, K-8: Matching Texts To Readers For Effective TeachingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.65 inPublished:January 6, 2006Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0325008183

ISBN - 13:9780325008189

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Table of Contents

    1. Why Match Books to Readers?
    2. A Gradient of Text: What, Why, and How?
    3. A Comprehensive and Effective Literacy Curriculum
    4. The Text Base for an Effective Language and Literacy Program
    5. Thinking About Readability
    6. Analyzing Text Features to Determine Levels
    7. Putting Analysis Into Action
    8. Creating a High-Quality Leveled Book Collection
    9. Matching Books to Readers
    10. Using Leveled Books in Guided Reading
    11. Understanding Levels of Text: A to I
    12. Understanding Levels of Text: J to M
    13. Understanding Levels of Text: N to S
    14. Understanding Levels of Text: T to Z
    15. The Classroom Library
    16. The Classroom Collection for Guided Reading
    17. Creating and Using a School Bookroom
    18. Book Clubs, Gifts, and Cost-Effective Planning
    19. How to Write Grant Proposals to Acquire More Books
    1. Record of Book Reading Progress
    2. Trade Book Publishers/Book Publishers and Distributors
    3. Evaluation Response for Text Gradient
    4. How to Use the Book List