Text levels are an effective tool for helping teachers match books with readers, but transitional readers can also benefit from the additional perspective that enables teachers to recognize the supports that texts have to offer. Beyond Leveled Books asks teachers to explore beyond levels and to look closely at the "supports" in the books they are reading with their students. These text supports include the way chapters are organized, text layout, dialogue, and more. Series books, chapter books, and picture books will take on new roles in upper-elementary reading instruction. Organized in charts and bibliographies, Beyond Leveled Books includes many examples of text supports from books commonly used by grades 2.
This book provides teachers with:
- examples of classroom instruction for transitional readers;
- sample mini-lessons;
- strategies for grouping students for small-group instruction;
- assessment techniques;
- samples of student work;
- resources for working withparents;
- lists of suggested books for instruction.