Thursday, August 9, 2012
There's a great tool for you at Scholastic:
This resource will give you a graded reading level, Lexile number, Guided Reading level, and DRA level. There is also a feature that will allow you to find books similar to the one you have searched for. The book's cover is also usually shown.
Books not found on this site can usually be found on Renaissance Learning's similar site, http://www.arbookfind.com/. The ATOS formula is used to determine readability at this site.
I always write the reading level inside the cover of a book. Lately, I have been notating the numbers for all of the formulas. This way, should you ever decide to re-tub your books in a different fashion, you'll have all the info you need!
Check it out!