Free Spirit Publishing Book Levels
Free Spirit publishes books for all age levels, from infant to adult. When choosing books for children, tweens, and teens, it may be difficult to select those that best fit an individual’s reading and interest levels. To help you with that, we’ve identified three different levels for our books intended for young children through high school: Interest Level, Reading Level, and Guided Reading Level. With our commitment to quality, you can trust the levels specified on our books have been provided by experts in education and publishing.
GUIDED READING LEVEL
Used in many schools today, our guided reading levels are determined by the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System. Linked to classroom instruction, the system matches students’ instructional and independent reading abilities to an A to Z text gradient. Book features considered are vocabulary, length, layout patterns, controlled text, sentence structure, punctuation, illustration support for text, complexity of content, and more. The end result is an organized approach to reading instruction and assessment to help teachers guide students in reading appropriate materials.