What is a Book Level?
Book Levels represent the difficulty of the text. Books are chosen based on the level range recommended for each student by STAR Reading assessment and the class teacher’s judgement. It is important for children to read with a high degree of comprehension within their capabilities.
What is Interest Level?
The Interest level indicates for which age group a book is appropriate, based on the content and themes.
LY – Lower Years
MY – Middle Years
UY – Upper Years
How does it work?
Children will pick a book at their own level and read it at their own pace. When finished, children are encouraged to take a short quiz on the computer. The quiz results provide information that shows whether or not they have understood the book and indicated their reading level to determine the range of book levels the children should select from.
For example, if their reading level is 1.4, the teacher may suggest the child pick books with book levels between 1.4 and 2.4.
The teachers and librarians will assist children by:
Guiding them to books appropriate to their levels linked to their Accelerated Reader book range. From their weekly library allowances, all children are asked to at least select two ‘Just Right Reader’ out of four books allowed.
Teaching the children to maintain a personal log of what they read and record their reading book in their school diary.
Providing time and computers for the children to take the quizzes. Students are welcome to take quizzes before school and during their break time session.