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Fiction Focus Program, 2nd Edition:Levels G-L

Jump to Level: | G | H | I | J | K | L |


In books at this level, the language changes on each page, rather than repeating in patterns; books offer challenges in ideas and vocabulary, with some introduction to technical language; variety of print styles and text layout require reader's close attention and flexibility.

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Level G titles:

At the Apple Farm Albanese & Smith
The Deep Blue Sea Wood
The Gingerbread Man Cherrington
I Just Forgot Mayer
In Our Yard Reed
Is This a Moose? Armstrong
Justin's New Bike Hill
Rabbit's Party Bunting
The Three Billy Goats Gruff Shapiro
A Very Silly School Cherrington

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Books are similar in difficulty to level G, but the texts vary more widely in size of print, length of sentences, and type of language; texts are less repetitious in events and language structures, with expanded vocabulary.

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Level H titles:

Aunt Maud's Mittens Landman
The Father Who Walked on His Hands Mahy
Good Morning, Monday Keenan
Hop! Spring! Leap! Bayrock
Little Red Riding Hood Shapiro
Sammy the Seal Hoff
Sione's Talo Nelisi
Trains Albanese
An Unusual Show Blonder
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? Reed

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Longer and more complex stories than in levels G and H, with more highly elaborated information; multisyllable words arranged in longer sentences and paragraphs that require complex word solving; illustrations enhance meaning but provide less support for understanding the meaning of the text.

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Level I titles:

Animals at Night Berger
Dolphins and Porpoises Berger
The Fat Cat: A Danish Folktale Kent
Mama Zooms Cowen-Fletcher
Nana's Place Gibson
Shoo, Fly Guy! Arnold
Two Crazy Pigs Nagel
The Wax Man Loya
We're Going On a Nature Hunt Metzger
The Wheels on the Race Car Zane

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Beginning chapter books appear for the first time at this level, requiring readers to recall information over more than one sitting; fewer illustrations with whole pages of text in some books.

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Level J titles:

Antonio's Music Emery
The Big, Brown Pot Mahy
Big Cats Evans
Big Smelly Bear Teckentrup
In the Barrio Ada
Just Us Women Caines
Kenny and the Little Kickers Marzollo
Poppleton Has Fun Rylant
Safety in Numbers Evans
Young Cam Jansen and the Spotted Cat Mystery Adler

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This level includes chapter books and short informational books with difficult concepts; readers learn about concepts and events outside their own experiences; readers need to use a variety of strategies to figure out different writing styles.

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Level K titles:

Allie's Basketball Dream Barber
Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle Jacobson
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! Willems
The Frog Prince Tarcov
The Great Gracie Chase: Stop that Dog! Rylant
The Gym Teacher From the Black Lagoon Thaler
Ibis: A True Whale Story Himmelman
Johnny Appleseed Moore
On My Way to Buy Eggs Chen
Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe Williams

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Books at this level are much longer and more complex, and include biographies; longer texts include many multisyllabic words and expand readers' vocabularies; some texts present abstract or symbolic themes.

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Level L titles:

Alligator Baby Munsch
Amelia Bedelia Under Construction Parish
Anansi the Spider: A Tale From the Ashanti McDermott
Cam Jansen and the Secret Service Mystery Adler
Miss Nelson Has a Field Day Allard
Picking Apples & Pumpkins Hutchings
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mecha-Monkeys From Mars Pilkey
The Triple Rotten Day (It's Robert!) Seuling
Little Bill: The Worst Day of My Life Cosby
Young Thurgood Marshall: A Fighter for Equality Carpenter

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