Juvenile Literature: Reading Levels

How to find books, book reviews, and lists of new titles in the Juvenile Literature collection.

Finding Books for Readers Below Grade Level

Databases with Age and Grade Level

Five Fingers Reading Level

The easiest ways to determine if a book is at an appropriate reading level for your child is the 'five finger rule.' Have the child begin reading a chapter, and put down one finger each time he struggles with a word. If he reaches the end of the page before you get to five fingers, the book is written at a comfortable level for independent reading.

A correlation chart for different reading levels is helpful to some.

Subjects: Education
  • Last Updated: Mar 25, 2024 12:20 PM
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