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Reading
Lives
VS
Reading
Levels
Karin	
  Halle*	
  
Andrea	
  Hernandez	
  
Parent	
  Connect	
  
How do YOU
choose a book?
I PICK
I Choose
Purpose
Interest
Comprehension
Know the words	
  
Understanding STAR/AR
4.5 4.6 4.74.4
Book Levels
Sentences
per
Paragraph
Line Height
& Length
Font Size
Difficulty of
Vocabulary
Words
per Sentence
Characters
per Word
Boo...
LG K-3
MG 4-8
MG+ 6-12
UG 9-12
Interest Levels
IL K-3
BL 4.5
IL 4-8
BL 4.5
IL 6-12
BL 4.5
IL 9-12
BL 4.5
It’s a Tool!
snapshots
snapshots
“There	
  is	
  no	
  shortcut	
  for	
  
knowing our
students
& knowing
books…
there’s	
  not	
  a	
  database	
  
for	
 ...
“Is My Kid Reading on Grade Level?”
A Better Question: Is My Kid Reading?
Reading is not
a competitive sport
h:ps://www.flickr.com/photos/jingleslenobel/7661497266	
  
Be careful how you measure what is “at level.”
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Parent Connect: Reading Lives vs. Reading Levels

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Parent Connect: Reading Lives vs. Reading Levels

  1. 1. Reading Lives VS Reading Levels Karin  Halle*   Andrea  Hernandez   Parent  Connect  
  2. 2. How do YOU choose a book?
  3. 3. I PICK I Choose Purpose Interest Comprehension Know the words  
  4. 4. Understanding STAR/AR
  5. 5. 4.5 4.6 4.74.4 Book Levels
  6. 6. Sentences per Paragraph Line Height & Length Font Size Difficulty of Vocabulary Words per Sentence Characters per Word Book Level
  7. 7. LG K-3 MG 4-8 MG+ 6-12 UG 9-12 Interest Levels
  8. 8. IL K-3 BL 4.5 IL 4-8 BL 4.5 IL 6-12 BL 4.5 IL 9-12 BL 4.5
  9. 9. It’s a Tool!
  10. 10. snapshots
  11. 11. snapshots
  12. 12. “There  is  no  shortcut  for   knowing our students & knowing books… there’s  not  a  database   for  that.”   -­‐Donalyn  Miller  
  13. 13. “Is My Kid Reading on Grade Level?” A Better Question: Is My Kid Reading?
  14. 14. Reading is not a competitive sport h:ps://www.flickr.com/photos/jingleslenobel/7661497266  
  15. 15. Be careful how you measure what is “at level.”

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