Friday, April 1, 2011
Finding out book levels
Yesterday I asked my fifth/sixth grade students for book recommendations. If they finish their work during reading group in an orderly manner and WITH manners then I read to them the last five minutes. Surprisingly they love being read to even at their age! One suggested A Case of the Stripes, another suggested Harry Potter, while another student suggested The Edge Chronicles. I hadn't heard of the last series and the requirement is the book must be on a fifth grade level. So I used my book leveler from Scholastic to find out the grade level of The Edge Chronicles. Unfortunately for them that series is a 4.3 level. So we will have to brainstorm some more. If you would like to check out the Scholastic Book Leveler, just take a look at the bottom of this blog. I keep the widget at the bottom of this blog. Have fun!