The K-2 New Leveled Readers are a great addition to any classroom and are perfect for guided reading sessions. Teachers can choose books that are approaching, on or above grade level for each student. Each level has a different subject to avoid comparison with their neighbor.
Accessing the Leveled Readers
To print these booklets for your students, simply log into your online account. In the blue menu bar select the “Reading” tab. Select the publication and week number. Scroll down, past the article, past the lesson plans, past the worksheets until you get to NEW Leveled Readers.
From here, download the book of your choice. Once downloaded, choose a print option.
For A Mac:
- In printer settings go to the preview tab and choose layout.
- Make sure the two-sided box is checked.
- Under Two-Sided choose Short-Edge binding
- Click print
For A PC:
- Choose the Layout tab
- Choose Print on Both Sides
- In the drop-down choose Flip on Short Edge
- Click print
The pages will print in the proper order. Simply take the page from the printer, fold it in half with the cover on the outside, staple the folded edge and your booklet is ready.
Leveled Reader Characteristics and Structure
Since our leveled readers are mainly for beginners, our layout uses large text and clear spaces between words. Each page only has about two or three simple sentences per page and we incorporate illustrations to help the reader gain understanding as they read. The content is typically on a subject that is familiar to the student and has a simple plot.
As your students begin to advance, each level increases in complexity. Start using our new leveled readers for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments. For more ELA ideas you can read our article on blending social studies with ELA.