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Text Types Program: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:

Baby Animals Berger & Berger
The Case of the Groaning Ghost (A Jigsaw Jones Mystery) Preller
Class President (Marvin Redpost) Sachar
Flat Stanley Brown
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Marshall
The Lamb Who Came for Dinner Smallman
Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook Garland
No Messin' with My Lesson (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) Krulik
Oh No, It's Robert Seuling
Who Eats What? Food Chains and Food Webs Lauber

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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:

Blizzard of the Blue Moon (Magic Tree House) Osborne
Brand-new School, Brave New Ruby (Ruby and the Booker Boys) Barnes
Detective LaRue: Letters from the Investigation Teague
I Lost My Tooth in Africa Diakite
Lunch Walks Among Us (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist) Benton
The Phantom Mudder (Jack Russell: Dog Detective) Odgers & Odgers
Sacajawea: Her True Story Milton
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears Aardema
You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown Danziger
Young Frederick Douglass: Freedom Fighter Woods

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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:

Amelia Earhart: Adventure in the Sky Sabin & Mattern
Anansi Does the Impossible! An Ashanti Tale Aardema
Clementine Pennypacker
John Philip Duck Polacco
Journey to the Volcano Palace (The Secrets of Droon) Abbott
A Mouse Called Wolf King-Smith
Otis Spofford Cleary
Teacher's Pet (Jake Drake) Clements
What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? Fritz
You Can't Taste a Pickle with Your Ear Ziefert

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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:

97 Ways to Train a Dragon (Dragon Slayers' Academy) McMullan
Copper Kibuishi
Gooseberry Park Rylant
Happy Burger Ranberg & Daley
The Hunterman and the Crocodile Diakite
Knights of the Kitchen Table (The Time Warp Trio) Scieszka
Kooks in the Cafeteria (Comic Guy) Roland
The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses Cole
My First Book of Biographies: Great Men and Women Every Child Should Know Marzollo
Tar Beach Ringgold

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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:

All About Manatees Arnosky
Book Two: The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet) Kiuishi
The Clue at the Bottom of the Lake (Cabin Creek Mysteries #2) Gregory
Finding the Titanic Ballard
LaRue Across America: Postcards from the Vacation Teague
Magic Pickle and the Planet of the Grapes Morse
Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street Schotter
Shrek! Steig
Stallion in Spooky Hollow (Animal Ark) Baglio
The Tale of Anton Brown and Grace Hopper Hart

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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:

Clarice Bean Spells Trouble Child
The Dragon of Lonely Island Rupp
Episode Two: Invasion of the Relatives (Julian Rodriguez) Stadler
Freedom Crossing Clark
Magic Pickle: The Full Color Graphic Novel! Morse
Miracles on Maple Hill Sorensen
Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship Hatkoff & Hatkoff & Kahumb
Sitting Down for Dr. King Ryder
What to Do About Alice? Kerley
Who Cracked the Liberty Bell? Roop & Roop

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