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Thematic Book Lists and Leveled Books

Teachers who are looking for thematic book lists, resources, or ways to level books for young readers will want to utilize the following resources.

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Print Resources for Leveling Books

The Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Book List, K-8 by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell

Leveled Books, K-8 by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell

Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Children by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell

Matching Books to Readers: Using Leveled Books in Guided Reading, K-3 by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell

Guiding in the Reading Process by David Booth

Guided Reading: Making it Work by Mary Browning Schulman

Creating Readers by Pam Schiller


Thematic Book Resources for Lesson Plan Development

Best Books for Children, Seventh Edition by John T. Gillespie

Best Books for children, Supplement to the Seventh Edition by John T. Gillespie

Children's Book Corner by Judy Bradbury

The Best in Children's Nonfiction by Myra Zarnowski

Informational Picture Books for Children by Patricia J. Cianciolo

Every Teacher's Thematic Booklist by William J. Devers, III


Websites to Help in Determining Reading Levels of Books

The Lexile Framework for Reading

Scholastic Book Wizard

The Booksource by Fountas and Pinnell

Book Leveling Conversion Charts

Reading Level Chart (pdf)

 

 

Databases with Reading Levels

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database