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Text Types Program:Levels S-Z

Jump to Level: | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |


Selections challenge readers to make connections with previous reading and with historical events; words present many shades of meaning that require readers' interpretation; this level includes chapter books in a variety of genres.

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Level S titles:

Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean Taylor
Confessions of a Gym-Class Dropout Ranberg & Daley
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins Kerley
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Konigsburg
The Good Dog Avi
The Houdini Box Selznick
Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille Freedman
Taking Sides Soto
When Women Played Baseball Hart
The Young Man and the Sea Philbrick

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At this level, readers encounter a variety of nonfiction text structures; expanded vocabulary requires readers to consider both literal and connotative meaning.

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Level T titles:

Colonial Times: 16001700 Masoff
The Dodgeball Chronicles (Knights of the Lunch Table) Cammuso
It Only Looks Easy Swallow
Life in the Oceans: Animals, People, Plants Baker
Mudshark Paulsen
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Red-Headed League Hart
Smile Telgmeier
Tracker Paulsen
The Word Eater Amato
The Wright 3 Balliett

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Books cover a breadth of topics and present specific, technical information; illustrations require interpretation and connection to text; text requires readers to employ a wide range of reading strategies.

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Level U titles:

The BFG Dahl
The Calder Game Balliett
The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) Kerley
The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm) Buckley
My Side of the Mountain George
Road to Revolution! Mack & Chaplin
The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice) Flanagan
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle Ryder
The Star Crusher (Missile Mouse) Parker
Wringer Spinelli

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Texts present complex issues and use technical language; topics are distant from students' experience in terms of time and geographic area, and may include realistic historical information and more difficult themes.

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Level V titles:

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Snicket
Black Star, Bright Dawn O'Dell
The Capture (Guardians of Ga'hoole #1) Lasky
The Cats in Krasinski Square Hesse
Double-Dare to Be Scared: Another Thirteen Chilling Tales San Souci
Ghostopolis TenNapel
Heat Lupica
Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland Martens
Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? McKissack & McKissack
The Titanic Kent

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Books present complex information requiring readers to employ a wide range of content knowledge and to understand the basic organizational structures of nonfiction; topics explore the human condition and social issues; texts vary in length; print is generally in a small font.

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Level W titles:

The Great Cow Race (Bone) Smith
Houdini: The Handcuff King Lutes
I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust Auerbacher
Max the Mighty: A Novel Philbrick
Mind Readers: Science Examines ESP Rudy
Numbering All the Bones Rinaldi
The Phantom Tollbooth Nanus
Stowaway Hesse
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) Riordan
Torn Thread Isaacs

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Covers increasingly mature themes, and requires extensive prior knowledge; texts are designed to present a significant amount of new information.

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Level X titles:

Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio Johnston
Elijah of Buxton Curtis
Harlem Summer Myers
King George III: America's Enemy Brooks
The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robin Hood of Korea O'Brien
The Little Prince Saint-Exupery
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg Philbrick
O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi Martins
Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow Sturm
Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time Yee

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Books feature similar themes to previous levels, with more explicit detail; requires critical reading skills to evaluate the quality and objectivity of the text.

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Level Y titles:

All the Broken Pieces Burg
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel Colfer & Donkin
Bad Boy: A Memoir Myers
Children of the Dust Bowl Stanley
The Devil's Arithmetic Yolen
Jackaroo: A Novel in the Kingdom Voigt
Milkweed Spinelli
Riot Myers
Truce Murphy
Weedflower Kadohata

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A challenge for more widely-read students requiring critical reading skills; topics include controversial social and political issues; readers experience complex examples of nonfiction organizational structure.

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Level Z titles:

Chains Anderson
Chasing Lincoln's Killer Swanson
Countdown Wiles
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Kelly
The Glass Menagerie Williams
The Hunger Games Collins
The Many Rides of Paul Revere Gilbin
Stormbreaker: The Graphic Novel (Alex Rider) Cofler
Tales from Outer Suburbia Tan
Uglies Westerfield

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