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Fiction Focus Program, 2nd Edition:Levels M-R

Jump to Level: | M | N | O | P | Q | R |


Text includes more complex language, and requires reader to make interpretations; most books at this level have greatly expanded vocabulary; many books at this level have smaller print with narrower word spacing.

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Level M titles:

Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move Viorst
The Case of the Food Fight Preller
Dancing With the Indians Medearis
How a House Is Built Gibbons
Ivy + Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go Barrows
A New Coat for Anna Ziefert
The Penguin and the Pea Perlman
Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid McDonald
Stuart Goes to School Pennypacker
Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots (Bailey School Kids) Dadey & Jones

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Vocabulary continues to expand and go beyond readers' own experiences; variety of texts offer readers a chance to interpret information and speculate on alternate meanings.

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Level N titles:

Alfie the Apostrophe Donahue
Comic Guy: Our Crazy Class Election Roland
Fables Lobel
Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist: Frantastic Voyage Benton
Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan's Chinese New Year Waters & Slovenzlow
Mice and Beans Ryan
A Spy in the White House Roy
Suitcase Walter
Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings LeGuin
Zen Shorts Muth

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Longer books at this level present varied vocabulary that will require readers to interpret the meaning of the text; texts have more sophisticated subjects and more complex sentence structures.

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Level O titles:

Amber Brown Is Green With Envy Mazer
Angel Child, Dragon Child Surat
Can You Fly High, Wright Brothers? Berger & Berger
Chocolate Fever Smith
Jake Drake, Know-It-All Clements
Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye Stilton
The Patchwork Quilt Flournoy
Pinduli Cannon
Shark Lady: True Adventures of Eugenie Clark McGovern
The Talented Clementine Pennypacker

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Informational texts at this level include history and biography, enabling readers to learn how to gain information from a variety of structures; concepts may include issues of early adolescence.

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Level P titles:

Countdown to the Year 1000 McMullan
Da Wild, Da Crazy, Da Vinci Scieszka
Helen Keller's Teacher Davidson
Koya DeLaney and the Good Girl Blues Greenfield
The Magic School Bus and the Science Fair Expedition Cole
La Mariposa Jim´┐Żnez
The Nina, the Pinta, and the Vanishing Treasure (Alec Flint Super Sleuth) Santopolo
The Talking Eggs San Souci
Who Stole the Wizard of Oz? Avi
You Can't See Your Bones with Binoculars, A Guide to Your 206 Bones Ziefert

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Selections contain themes to foster group discussion; relationship of illustrations to text also offers opportunities for exploration and discussion; texts contain difficult words, some from languages other than English.

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Level Q titles:

Abby Takes a Stand McKissack
Amulet: Book One, The Stonekeeper Kibuishi
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery Howe
Champ Jones
Just Juice Hesse
The Life and Times of the Peanut Micucci
Mummies, Pyramids, and Pharaohs: A Book About Ancient Egypt Gibbons
Oggie Cooder Weeks
Punished! Lubar
You Be the Detective Miller

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Books in this level contain sophisticated vocabulary to challenge readers; some of the longer chapter books require sustained reading effort over several sittings; books represent a range of times in history.

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Level R titles:

Achoo! The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read About Germs Romanek
The Island Paulsen
Julian Rodriguez, Episode One: Trash Crisis on Earth Stadler
More Than Anything Else Bradby
Pocahontas and the Strangers Bulla
The Report Card Clements
Rules Lord
The Trumpet of the Swan White
Wackiest White House Pets Davis
When Marian Sang Ryan

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