What level is your reader? Recently, I sent home a tri-fold with your child's new reading level. When considering books for reading at home, think about exposing your child to books that are within one letter level. Example: A child is at a level H, try giving the child books that are level G to read independently or level H if reading with an adult for support.

If your child seems to be reading easily at that level, he or she may need to work on comprehension. Please have your child retell the story in order, talk about how the characters felt or changed, talk about the characters, setting, problem, and solution, or what they learned from the book (if it is nonfiction).

I have listed a few series that some families may be familiar with to help when selecting books from Scholastic or otherwise. Please know that not all books may have appropriate content for your first grade child, so be sure to check these books out first! Thank you for your continued support!

Level H/I: "Fly Guy" series
Level J: Katie Woo (Scholastic Book Order)
Level K: Princess Posey (Scholastic Book Order)
Level L: Most "Amelia Bedelia" books and "Miss Nelson" series
Level M: Most "Junie B. Jones" books, Lola Levine (Scholastic Book Order)
Level N: Many "Black Lagoon" books, Many "Magic Tree House" books
Level O: "Clue" and "Clue Jr." books, "Power Puff Girls" series
Level P: "Who Would Win?" series and "Captain Underpants" series

Other Great Books:

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Day by Judith Viorst (Level M)
David Goes to School by David Shannon
It's Mine! by Leo Lionni (Level P)
No, David! by David Shannon
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin
Sharks! by Anne Schreiber
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon (Level N)