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Nonfiction Focus Program:Levels M-R

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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:

Bat Loves the Night Davies
Chameleons Are Cool Jenkins
Dive! Berger
An Eye for Color Wing
Frida Winter
From Seed to Plant Gibbons
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington Ruffin
Throw Your Tooth on the Roof Beeler
Two Bobbies Larson
Why Do Dogs Bark? Holub

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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:

Butterfly Boy Kroll
Looking Closely in the Rain Forest Serafini
The Magic School Bus® Fixes a Bone Earhart
My Light Bang
Odd Animal Helpers Reyes
Owls Gibbons
The Paperboy Pilkey
Pet Heroes Corse
A Picture Book of Jesse Owens Adler
Surprising Swimmers Ryan

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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:

Apples to Oregon Hopkinson
Beachcombing Arnosky
The Busy Body Book Rockwell
Coming to America Maestro
In the Garden with Dr. Carver Grigsby
Manfish Berne
Planets Carney
Rocks & Minerals Zoehfeld
Sonia Sotomayor (Bil) Winter
Tell Me, Tree Gibbons

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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:

Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride Muñoz Ryan
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Kamkwamba
Girl Wonder Hopkinson
Grandma's Gift Velasquez
If I Ran for President Avril
Life in the Ocean Nivola
The Moon Simon
So You Want to Be an Inventor? St. George
Take a Giant Leap, Neil Armstrong! Roop
Who Would Win? Wolverine vs. Tasmanian Devil Pallotta

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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:

Amazing Magnetism Carmi
Scraps of Time Away West McKissack
Barnum's Bones Fern
Bugs Arlon
The Camping Trip That Changed America Rosenstock
Dinosaurs Arlon
A Medieval Feast Aliki
Playing to Win Deans
Testing the Ice Robinson
WordGirl Tobey or Consequences, A Teleplay Ferraiolo

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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:

Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller Lambert
The Buzz on Bees Rotner
Everything Dolphin Crisp
Horses Simon
Looking Like Me Myers
Luis Alvarez Venezia
Queen of the Track Lang
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Coerr
Trail of Tears Bruchac
Volcanoes Simon

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