The previous post, Recommended Book List: Lower Grades, we provided a curated list of reading materials suggested for students in lower grades, K-3rd. Today’s post highlights books for the middle grades, 3rd-8th. Oftentimes, helping engage middle grade readers is as simple as selecting entertaining subjects and attractive formats. For students with dyslexia, however, the road to becoming stronger and more independent readers is not as easy. At Redwood we are working hard to provide access to books that match the reading levels of the students. As they become better and better at decoding the words on the page, the stories and information presented will become more and more alive in their minds.Read More
Finding the right book for the young readers in your life can be a challenge. Finding reading material for reluctant readers and students with dyslexia can be even harder. At Redwood, we use leveling to help us best match students’ interests and reading level. The following list of books are for students in the lower grades (K-3rd grade) or B-P Fountas & Pinnell reading levels. You will also see a column with Lexile numbers, which are the most common leveling used by library catalogs and online retailers. As you dig deeper and discover your child’s favorite books and authors, refer to the Reading A-Z correlation chart to switch between leveling systems.
If you have children, or have ever seen a child eating at a restaurant, walking down the sidewalk, or sitting at a desk, then you know that kids have short attention spans. It only takes a loud noise, a sudden movement, or a shiny object, and all your energy is used up trying to rein a child back in to the task at hand.Read More