Suggested Grade Level Books The suggested grade level books

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					                                   Suggested Grade Level Books

The suggested “grade level: books below were based on ideas from selected teacher, textbook anthologies
and book lists in Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for all Children and Reading Recovery materials.
The teachers across Oregon were asked which books they felt most students could read by the middle –
about March – of each grade level. In making choices they considered factors such as
language/vocabulary, length, interest level, size of print, amount of print on a page, and the complexity of
concepts. Teachers may want to use some of these books or they can use books similar in vocabulary,
length and difficulty for benchmark assessments.

GRADE ONE                                               Steptoe, Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughter
Asch, Just Like Daddy                                   Warner, Boxcar Children books
Kraus, The Carrot Seed                                  Yong, Lon PoPo
Mayer, Just for You
Mayer, Just Me and My Babysitter                        GRADE FOUR
Ward, Cookies’ Week                                     Blue, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
                                                        Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox
GRADE TWO                                               Dahl, James and the Giant Peach
Allard, Miss Nelson is Missing                          Gardiner, Stone Fox
Bridwell, Clifford books                                Howe, Bunnicula
Lobel, Frog and Toad books                              MacLachlan, Sarah Plain and Tall
Parrish, Teach us, Amelia Bedlia                        Wilder, Laura Ingalls Wilder books
Rylant, Henry and Mudge
Sharmat, Nate the Great                                 GRADE FIVE BENCHMARK
                                                        Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting
GRADE THREE BENCHMARK                                   Byars, Summer of the Swans
Barrett, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs              Cleary, Strider
Bulla, The Chalk Box Kid                                DeClements, Nothing’s Fair in Fifth Grade
Cleary, Henry books                                     Fitzgerald, The Great Brain
Cleary, Ramona Forever                                  Lord, In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Cleary, Ramona the Brave                                O’Dell, Island of the Blue Dolphins
Danzinger, Amber Brown books                            Paulson, Hatchet
Hall, Ox-Cart Man                                       Speare, Sign of the Beaver
Patterson, Koko’s Kitten

The following list includes several books that are comparable to the DRA text levels and their approximate
grade levels. These books were sorted by common characteristics and leveled by classroom teachers. See
the DRA Resource Guide, Locater Guide for titles listed below level 14.

GRADE ONE                                               GRADE THREE
Estman, Are you My Mother? (16)                         Adler, Cam Jansen (30)
Mayer, Just Me and My Dad (16)                          Blume, Freckle Juice (34)
McPhail, Fix-It (14)                                    Christopher, The Hit Away Kid (34)
Ziefert, Clean House for Mole and Mouse (14)            Dadey/Jones, Zombies Don’t Play Soccer (34)
                                                        Delton, Peewee Scouts series (30)
GRADE TWO                                               Giff, Shark in School (38)
Cameron, The Stories Julia Tells (28)                   Warner, Boxcar Children (38)
Giff, All About Stacy (28)
Hoban, Arthur books (24)                                GRADE FOUR
Lobel, Frog and Toad books (18)                         Cleary, Runaway Ralph books (40)
Marshall, Fox All week (20)                             Smith, Chocolate Fever (40)
Minarik, Little Bear (18)                               Wilder, Laura Ingalls Wilder books (40)
Rylant, Henry and Mudge (20)
Sharmat, Nate the Great (24)                            GRADE FIVE
                                                        Dahl, Matilda (44)
                                                        Sobel, Encyclopedia Brown books (44)