I finally found time to revise the leveled book lists that I give out to parents (and teachers). In my district, we use the Fountas/Pinnell leveling system. My lists include several book titles at each level. The lists go from level B to level M. I did not include level A, because level A books are difficult for parents to find at the library or a store. Since I'm in a K - 2 building, the highest level I made was level M.
I make copies of the lists and cut them in half, so I can send the list for one level home at a time with my students. It makes me 5 kinds of bonkers when parents have their child practicing Magic Tree House books when the child is really a level B. That's why I only send the list for their child's just right reading level home. Each time a child moves to a new reading level, I send a note home to notify their parents. I often send the just right book list for their new level home at the same time to help parents find appropriate reading material for their child at home. I also send a just right book list home with each child at the end of the year with my Summer Reading and Writing Practice for Home packet. The packet is available on Tpt.
I always include the instructions for using the Scholastic Book Wizard. Parents can type in the title of any book from the list and get a list of additional just right books to help their child practice at home. I also suggest that they take the list to the library or bookstore. I am super lucky to work in a district where parents really want to help their children succeed in school
You can click on the pictures below to download a copy of the lists and the book wizard instructions.
Hope someone can use these. Thank goodness it's Friday!