Saturday, August 6, 2016

Leveled Texts to Share with Families

Hello people!  How are you these days? Sorry it's been so long! But I'm back (for now at least) and I'm here with another Saturday Special! 

I was with teachers in Macomb IL this week! We were setting things straight about Guided Reading and laying the groundwork for a school-wide reading CULTURE at Lincoln School (yes, as in Land of Lincoln).  

One thing that we talked about was how to help parents know how to help students!  Telling parents that their child is reading at a Level T... is not helpful! How do you navigate that in the real world of reading? How do you find books on that level if you're not a teacher?  

So I have an idea for you!  Provide a book list!  Send home the page that goes with their level.  There are books to be read themselves and books to be read WITH someone at home.

You can get this for yourself... HERE!

You all know about Scholastic Book Wizard right? Add your own books to this list using that FREE site! Remember their Guided Reading level is NOT the level you share with parents... share their independent reading level with parents (a level below their GR level).  And of course- a CHILD is not a level- a book can be leveled and it is a tool to help children learn to read!


Enjoy your last days of summer... your students are waiting for you!


  1. Hi
    I have been to your training in San Antonio but it has been a few years (Cscope days ;P) I have done the boo boo map, the sunsine and lightening
    but that is all I can remember and I have lost the notes I took (sad face) I have been to your TpT page and was wondering if the item you have for sale for writer's ws has any other ideas for seed writing in it??
    thanks!! love your blog and your ideas!
    Congrats on motherhood =)

    1. Hi Julie! No the TpT product does not go into details about Writer's Notebooks... or seeds. But if you google ideas for writer's notebooks.... there are a lot of great ideas out there!

  2. Love this handout idea. I will definetly be using it <3


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