For the past year or so, I’ve been incredibly frustrated with how some books are listed in Scholastic. I know it isn’t their fault that there are many different leveled reading programs used in school systems, but it can be confusing when books are listed with something that you aren’t familiar with. Our current and previous schools use Fountas & Pinnell, which is GRL and uses letters. Many times, books are listed only with Lexile or AR and they are vastly different (using numbers). For instance, Luke is reading at a level N. In Lexile, that is a 500-575; in AR, it is 3.4-3.7; in DRA, 30. I always find myself scouring the internet looking for conversion charts, but I haven’t been able to find one that has ALL of the major ones listed together. That means looking at one chart if a book is listed in Lexile, another chart if it’s listed in AR, and so on.
No more of that! Today I spent several hours putting together a reading level correlation chart, which lists all of the major reading level programs and how those levels translate to each other and to grade level!
I hope this is helpful for all of you with school age children! Does your child’s school use a different reading program than I have listed? Let me know and I’ll add it!
Until our next adventure,