Help with Leveling Books

There are many ways to level books. Book levels should be considered approximate. They will help to guide you in directing your students toward appropriate books.

 Ponder this analogy with your students:

Reading is like riding a bike. Sometimes you struggle as you peddle uphill or read a difficult book. Sometimes you coast downhill as you read an easy book. Most of the time, you ride along comfortably on level ground as you read a “just right” book.


DRA, AR, Reading Recovery, Guided Reading………

Which level is which?


Sources for leveling books:

Guided Reading by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell

Matching Books to Readers by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell

·      Rigby Correlations and Leveling

·      Leveled Text List

A Correlation Table which compares approximate levels can be found at: