Reading Levels

How to Determine the Reading Level of a Book

By Jerry Charles

Different schools use different reading-level systems: Guided Reading, Lexile, ATOS. Confusing! Use these handy resources to pick books targeted to your child’s reading level, no matter what system his school uses.

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Wizard of Oz Reading Level

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Reading Level

By Jerry Charles

We’re off to see the Wizard! Dorothy Gale. The kindly Scarecrow. The Tin Woodman. Toto, too! We all know them, don’t we? Maybe. Maybe not. If the only version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz you’re familiar with is the 1939 Hollywood movie, then the answer is, “Not quite.” The book and the movie are different in many ways, and…

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Frindle Reading Level

Frindle Reading Level

By Jerry Charles

Frindle follows the story of a clever, classroom cutup determined to outwit a notoriously tough fifth-grade teacher. What kid wouldn’t want to follow his adventures? But, what is the book’s reading level?

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A Wrinkle in Time Reading Level

A Wrinkle in Time Reading Level

By Jerry Charles

A Wrinkle in Time tells the page-turning story of love’s triumph over evil. A movie tie-in makes it attractive to kids, but is it at the right reading level for your child?

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