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    Default Website For Determining Grade Level of Books

    I was interested in finding out what grade level the books are that my dd is reading and a friend sent me this site:

    http://www.arbookfind.com/default.aspx

    It's very easy to use. You don't have to log in or anything. Just choose the bubble for "parent," type in the book you are curious about, and the site will reveal information about that book, including interest level (IL) and book level (BL). Click the little question mark by each abbreviation for an explanation, but here's the quick version: if the BL says 2.4, that means the book can typically be independently read by a second grader in the fourth month of the school year.
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    Thanks for the link.
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    Thanks for the link, I swear when I was younger the reading level of a book was easier to determine. I remember a little RL3 or what ever number would correspond to the grade. Now I'm seeing Level 1, and my sisters in law are talking about colored bins and letter levels. It's good to have one place to look it up though.
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    I'd forgotten about the AR site...I can remember seeing the grade level numbers when I was volunteering in the classroom with reading comprehension. Thanks, Ashley!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riceball_Mommy View Post
    Thanks for the link, I swear when I was younger the reading level of a book was easier to determine. I remember a little RL3 or what ever number would correspond to the grade. Now I'm seeing Level 1, and my sisters in law are talking about colored bins and letter levels. It's good to have one place to look it up though.
    Jess, if they're talking about letters, they might be referring to this system. Also, there is an explanation of how they determine their levels here.

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    Many paperbacks still have the reading level on the back cover. Hardcover don't, though. Also, I'm kind of curious where this site gets it's info. I typed in the name of a book Jay recently finished reading. The book has the reading level on the back & what came up on the site was different. So, I wonder what they're using to determine book level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busygoddess View Post
    Many paperbacks still have the reading level on the back cover. Hardcover don't, though. Also, I'm kind of curious where this site gets it's info. I typed in the name of a book Jay recently finished reading. The book has the reading level on the back & what came up on the site was different. So, I wonder what they're using to determine book level.
    Brandi, check out this site. I think the ATOS Frequently Asked Questions might provide some explanations for you.

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    Thanks for the link!
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    Just fyi--Scholastic has a Book Wizard/Book Alike feature. Type in the title of a book your child has enjoyed, keep the level the same or adjust it, and get a list of (Scholastic-published) titles that are of a similar nature and level. I've had luck getting my young ones over the hump of just reading because they're supposed to or because it helps them relax before going to bed onto books that suck them in and make them beg for more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post
    Just fyi--Scholastic has a Book Wizard/Book Alike feature. Type in the title of a book your child has enjoyed, keep the level the same or adjust it, and get a list of (Scholastic-published) titles that are of a similar nature and level. I've had luck getting my young ones over the hump of just reading because they're supposed to or because it helps them relax before going to bed onto books that suck them in and make them beg for more.
    Thanks for this link, Christina! My DS reads about 4 grades ahead and I'm always on the lookout for books that will be challenging for him, but still fun to read, so I love that you can adjust the reading level of the books.
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