Why is it important to assess your student's reading level instead of just picking books by age group? Think about it this way... If you took your 10 year old student to a shoe store, would you simply select a size 10 shoe for them to wear? Of course not, you'd want to properly measure their feet for the right fit.
Reading is no different! Students become frustrated if a book is too hard (or too simple), just as they get frustrated if their shoes are too small or too big. So take a few minutes and get a baseline set for your student. We guarantee, it's time well spent!
With the assessment complete, it's time to match your student to award nominated books in the appropriate reading range. With thousands and thousands of books available, how do you find the right books? Readola Reading Systems use the Blue Ribbon Rewards Collection, which collates award nominated titles.
*Remember, students can read books in the levels just above and below where they test, so explore!
Reading takes you places, so let's go to the Blue Ribbon Awards Collection (you'll need to register for a free account) to find some amazing titles! Click the PRODUCTS tab and then select the Lexile range your student assessed at. Use the Reading Roadmap button to put titles into your list of books to read. Send the Roadmap to potential sponsors, so they can support your student. Make sure to remember to select at least one Gift Certificate to place on your Reading Roadmap.
PLEASE NOTE: Some higher level novels may include material you might find objectionable. Please review your student's Reading Roadmap for proper guidance.