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Subject: Reading Level
Date Posted: 1/30/2008 11:13 PM ET
Member Since: 12/31/2007
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How do you know the reading level of a book??

Date Posted: 1/31/2008 1:01 AM ET
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Kids books tend to have reading levels on the back these days, or Lexiles.


A good rule of thumb, though, is if you can read a page and only have one or two errors, it's your reading level.  If you read w/three or more errors (or words you do not understand), it's too hard of a reading level.

Date Posted: 1/31/2008 6:52 AM ET
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If you go to booksource.com, a site to order books for classrooms and libraries, it gives the reading levels of thousands of books.  Remember that they are approximate, however.  A book can be on a kids reading level, but due to the content, they don't comprehend.

Subject: Thank you for the suggestions
Date Posted: 1/31/2008 9:01 AM ET
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Thank you Chris and Molly.  This is an old 50's paperback (youth) that I have that is in good condition.  I just wasn't sure what age to suggest when I post.   Thanks for the link, that is a good resource.