Talula’s Barefoot Books Blog

A running commentary on life as an online bookstore owner after 25 years in Early Childhood Education.

Another Terrific Reading Teacher’s Resource From Barefoot Books!

Posted by Talula on April 12, 2008

Here is my latest “Reading Teacher” resource from Barefoot Books.

Barefoot Books Guided Reading pdf >  readinglevelsus2  

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On Friday April 11, 2008 we were given notice that our complete line of books were given “Guided Reading” ratings* from Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading levels. ‘Reading Teachers’ are able to use the approximate equivalents to assist them in placing reading recovery children into guided reading groups for their classrooms. The ratings are separated into sections to help transition children from beginner readers to advanced  levels:

  • Levels A-B     (Emergent readers)
  • Levels B-G     ( Early readers)
  • Levels H-M    (Transitional readers)
  • Levels N-R     (Self-extending readers)
  • Levels S-Z      ( Advanced readers)

*The ratings are correlated to Grade level and Reading Recovery level in the Barefoot Books pdf list included above.

Criteria for rating each book consists of an analysis of it’s components; including book length, size of font, layout, punctuation, illustrations, ideas, plot, character development, use of vocabulary & language, content theme, and text structure. 

My hat is off to the all the “Reading Teachers” out there and hope you can use this resource to bring many of our wonderfully written & gorgeously illustrated Barefoot Books into your classrooms. Along with the over 400 great books you can find at my online Barefoot Books store; we have many classroom props to extend the learning into gross-motor & hands-on experiences with our beautiful line of Folkmanis puppets, Putumayo Kids music CDs, audio books, and learning games which correspond to our books.

Check out my Barefoot Books store under ‘Children’s Books’  in the list at right to view & purchase all the titles (along with  classroom props) listed in the “Reading Teacher” resource pdf .

And watch here for news of our upcoming article in USA Today about Barefoot Books used in fundraising for educational bookfairs.


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