It is important to understand that a guided reading level is a good indication of students’ reading level for instructional purposes. A student’s independent level, a book they can read on their own, might be one or two levels lower. However, it is equally important to remember that students’ reading skills are improved when they also have the opportunity to choose books that they are interested in, regardless of reading level. Also, to fully develop as competent readers, students should be read to frequently and have the opportunity to discuss their reading.
The table below shows the guided reading level ranges for grades K-2 based upon the Fountas and Pinnell system.
Leveled Book Lists
For additional titles and authors visit the web site http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/
Finding Books To Read at Home
Click link above to go Kids Zone
Click "Book Finder"
Select your grade level
Choose "at your grade level", "easier", "challenge", etc.
Check the types of books you are interested in.
You will get a list of books that match your choices!
Finding Leveled Texts at our School Library
Click link above to go our school catalog
Where it says “Reading Programs”, click on Fountas and Pinnell
Then put in the range of books that you want and press enter
Popular Books, Series, and Authors with Guided Reading Levels
Popular Fiction Series
Amelia Bedelia- K-M
A-Z Mysteries- N-O
Biscuit- C-H, mostly G
Black Lagoon- L-P
Captain Underpants- P
Geronimo Stilton- N-P
Magic Treehouse- L-M
My Weird School- L-P, mostly L/M
Rainbow Fairies- M
Popular Nonfiction Series
Magic School Bus- P
Mathstart- F-L, mostly J-L
Popular Authors and Author Studies:
Brown, Anthony-D-L, mostly K/L
DePaola, Tomie - K-N, mostly L/M
Egan, Tim - N-O
Fleming, Candace - L-R
Gibbons, Gail - G-P, mostly O
Baseball Card Adventure- R-T
My Weird School J-P, mostly M
Hoberman, Mary Ann - F-N, mostly J/K
Kellogg, Steven- J-O, mostly K-M
Lobel, Arnold - All ranges, mostly J/K
Marshall, James - J-P, mostly L
Meddaugh, Susan - I-M, mostly L/M
Numeroff, Laura - E- M, mostly J/K
Rylant, Cynthia: J-R
Henry and Mudge- J
Mr. Putter and Tabby- J
High Rise Private Eyes- J-K
Steig, William - G-U, mostly M-O