- Reading Recovery Book Leveling Criteria
- Books used from reading recovery lists have been evaluated
for difficulty based on many criteria. The text rhyme repetition sentence length and
number of words per page are one way of evaluation. Illustrations are another.
The expllicite correlation to words, details depicted and amount of atmosphere that
are created by the print are all taken into consideration. Of course the story;
plot, developement, cultural diversity, and structure are also determining factors when
leveling books. And finally the focabulary used in the books are evaluated and
classified by natural concepts, vocabulary load, and structure ( similies
metaphores,figurative speach, infrences, deductions).
The fallowing pages contain list
of Books that have been evaluated and leveled together. If your child is having
success with books from one of these levels you can help them increase their ability by
selecting titles from the next higher level of books.