ERIC Number: ED441226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Leveling Books, K-6: Matching Readers to Text.
Weaver, Brenda M.
This book addresses the task of matching books to students' reading levels, or book leveling. It assists teachers in making informed choices about appropriate leveling systems, recommends which books can be used in instruction, and suggests how book text level and student reading abilities may correspond. The book will help classroom teachers and administrators customize their literature-based programs to fit the needs of their students. Chapters are: (1) "The Need for Leveling Books"; (2) "Understanding the Dynamics of Book Leveling"; (3) "Preparation and Steps for Leveling Books"; (4) "Comparisons of Leveling Systems"; (5) "The Weaver Reading/Writing Stages"; and (6) "Where Do I Go from Here?" (Contains a glossary and 32 references.) (EF)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Readability, Readability Formulas, Reading Achievement, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Material Selection
Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 ($17.95). Web site: http://www.reading.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.