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Nonfiction Focus Program: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 readers' close attention and flexibility.

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Level G titles:

Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs Barton
Fur, Feathers, or Fins? Carroll
Hippo and Rabbit in Brave Like Me Mack
Munch! Crunch! Healthy Snacks Michaels
Discovering My World: Under the Sea Sharks Berger
Three Little Pigs Banks
Way to Go! Thomas
Discovering My World: Under the Sea Whales Berger
What Can Insects Do? Rothman
Who Needs Water? Rothman

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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:

Scholastic Reader L2 One Hundredth Day of School Medearis
Color My World Carroll
In the Jungle Drew
Discovering My World: Under the Sea Life on a Coral Reef Berger
Plants We Eat York
Blastoff! Readers - Watch Animals Grow Puppies Sexton
Up, Down, and Around Ayres
Investigators: Toys Up, Up, and Away Scott
What Goes Up... Mitchell
A World of Homes Baker

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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:

American Museum of Natural History Baby Dolphin's First Day Roop
Blackout Rocco
Butterflies Neye
Critters in Camouflage Alexander
The Gobi Desert Alexander
Kim's Trip to Hawaii Cohen
My Five Senses Aliki
The Shape of Things Dodds
Two Eyes, a Nose, and a Mouth Intrater
What the Dinosaurs Saw Schlein

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

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Level J titles:

Go Fly A Kite Cowley
Nature Upclose: A Monarch Butterfly's Life Himmelman
Only One Harshman
Owl at Home Lobel
Play Ball! York
Rap a Tap Tap Dillon
American Symbols: Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers What’s in Washington, D.C.? Falk
Investigators: Predators Wild Dogs Evans
Wonderful Worms Glaser
Young Cam Jansen Young Cam Lost Tooth 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:

10 Things I Can Do to Help My World Walsh
A Boy Named Boomer Esiason
Clifford for President Lapadula
A Dandelion's Life Himmelman
Have You Seen Birds? Oppenheim
Monarch Butterflies Alexander
Ruby Bridges Goes to School Bridges
Sky Color Reynolds
Skyscrapers York
A Tree Is a Plant Bulla

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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:

Biblioburro Winter
City Tales Smith
Elephants Riggs
Frogs! Carney
A House for Hermit Crab Carle
Panda Kindergarten Ryder
We are Alike, We are Different Behrens
What Do Roots Do? Kudlinski
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? Page
Winter Wonderland Esbaum

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