Reading Levels

  Selecting books at the right level is essential for building strong independent readers. Do not hesitate to read aloud books that are below or above a child’s reading level. If your child is paying attention, asking questions and seems interested in the text, then the reading has value. Leveling Books: If you want to know at approximately what grade level a book is written, you can try entering it into this Scholastic Book Wizard. I selected the grade level equivalent, but you may want to learn more about the Lexile score,… Read More

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Tips for Posting to the site

Here are some ideas for how to contribute valuable posts to the site. Title your post with the topic or academic area of study Assign your post a category so it will go to the right place Write a brief summary of the learning question or activity If it is a lesson or activity, enumerate the steps Include pictures if possible! Here is an example: Teaching the Alphabet through Reading I have had success using letter cut outs or magnetic letters during reading to bring my child’s attention to the letters we… Read More

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