IRC Leveled Book Kits

Book kits are a collection of juvenile (children's) titles selected for use with guided reading. Each kit, housed in a red folder complete with book covers for easy browsing, consists of six or more copies of a single title and information pertaining to recommended reading levels. Part of the Instructional Resource Center (IRC) circulating collection, book kit call numbers are a numerical "other call number" beginning with a classification of bookkit and cataloged by accession; the newest title has the highest number. 

 

IRC Book Kit Collection

Leveling was done by students in Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature course for Book Kits 001 - 091. The remainder of the collection, Book Kits 092 - 101, have recommend level  information for guided reading provided by Scholastic.

Each leveled kit has a label on the bottom right corner of the file folder indicating suggested reading levels; included are grade and stage (emergent, early, early fluent and fluent), F & P (Fountas and Pinnell) and Directed Reading Assessment (DRA). A laminated information sheet is provided with each book kit detailing the criteria.

  • Book kits are located on the second floor of the library, adjacent to the Big Books and Caldecott and Newbery Award books..
  • Original book kits contain six paperback and one hard back copy of the same book.
  • Newer book kits contain only paperback copies of the title.

 


AU Library Catalog Quick Link: Available Book Kits

Interested in browsing the collection online?  Use the Available Book Kits link to view a complete numerical listing of book kits.

The chart below details each book kit in the IRC collection and includes the kit number, book title, and information regarding the various leveling components completed for the title. Leveling is a work in progress, there are a few book kits that have not yet been leveled; when information is available it will be added to the book kit and chart.

 

Book Kit Call # Book Kit Title Level Information
Book Kit 001 Mouse Paints Grade 1
Stage: early
F & P: G
DRA: 12
Book Kit 002 The Snowy Day Grade 2
Stage: early
F & P: J
DRA: 18
Book Kit 003 Apt. 3 Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: K
DRA: 20
Book Kit 004 Digging up Dinosaurs Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: M - N
DRA: 30
Book Kit 005 Five Little Monkeys Grade 1
Stage: emergent
F & P: E
DRA: 6-8
Book Kit 006 Space Case Grade 1
Stage: early
F & P: I
DRA:16
Book Kit 007 The Great Kapok Tree Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: K
DRA: 20
Book Kit 008 Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: L
DRA:24
Book Kit 009 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: K
DRA:20
Book Kit 010 Knots on a Counting Rope Grade 2
Stage: early
F & P: J
DRA: 18
Book Kit 011 Barn Dance Grade 1
Stage: early
F & P: F
DRA: 18
Book Kit 012 Growing Vegetable Soup Grade 2
Stage: early
F & P: J
DRA: 18
Book Kit 013 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Grade 2
Stage: early
F & P: M
DRA:28
Book Kit 014 How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: M
DRA: 28
Book Kit 015 Where the Wild Things Are Grade 2
Stage: early
F & P: J
DRA: 18
Book Kit 016 Meet the Orchestra Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: K
DRA: 20
Book Kit 017 Storms Grade 3
Stage: early fluent
F & P: N,O,P,Q
DRA: 34-38
Book Kit 018 Caps for sale Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: K
DRA: 20
Book Kit 019 Is this a House for Hermit Crab? Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: K
DRA: 20
Book Kit 020 Jambo means Hello : Swahili Alphabet Book Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: M
DRA: 28
Book Kit 021 Mama Don't Allow: Starring Miles and the
Swamp Band
Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: K
DRA: 20
Book Kit 022 It Wasn't My Fault Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: J
DRA: 18
Book Kit 023 Louis the Fish Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: K
DRA: 20
Book Kit 024 The Wall Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: K
DRA: 20
Book Kit 025 Borreguita and the Coyote Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: K
DRA: 20
Book Kit 026 Princess Penelope's Parrot Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: K
DRA: 20
Book Kit 027 To Market, To Market Grade 1
Stage: early
F & P: I
DRA: 16
Book Kit 028 Lunch Grade 1
Stage: emergent
F & P: C
DRA: 3
Book Kit 029 Tar Beach Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: L
DRA: 24
Book Kit 030 Mrs. Katz and Tush Grade 3
Stage: early fluent
F & P: N
DRA: 30
Book Kit 031 Max Grade 2
Stage: early
F & P: J
DRA: 18
Book Kit 032 Amazing Bats Grade 2
Stage: early emergent
F & P: M
DRA: 28
Book Kit 033 Lyle Finds his Mother Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: L
DRA: 24
Book Kit 034 Clifford's Best Friend Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: K
DRA: 20
Book Kit 035 Martha Speaks Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: K
DRA:20
Book Kit 036 Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the
Dinosaur Bones
Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: L
DRA: 24
Book Kit 037 The Desert Alphabet Book Grade 3
Stage: early fluent
F & P: M
DRA: 28
Book Kit 038 Kenny's Window Grade 3
Stage: early fluent
F & P: M
DRA: 28
Book Kit 039 Frederick Grade 2
Stage: early
F & P: I
DRA: 18
Book Kit 040 Lyle and the Birthday Party Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: K-L
DRA: 20 - 24
Book Kit 041 Could be Worse! Grade 3
Stage: early fluent
F & P: O
DRA: 34
Book Kit 042 Growing Colors Grade K
Stage: emergent
F & P: A
DRA: A, 1
Book Kit 043 More Spaghetti, I Say! Grade 1
Stage: early reader
F & P: G
DRA: 12
Book Kit 044 Goodnight Moon Grade 1
Stage: early reader
F & P: H
DRA: 14
Book Kit 045 1 Hunter Grade K
Stage: emergent
F & P: A
DRA: A, 1
Book Kit 046 My Five Senses Grade 1
Stage: emergent/early
F & P: E
DRA: 6 - 8
Book Kit 047 Rain Grade K
Stage: emergent
F & P: B
DRA: 2
Book Kit 048 I Went Walking Grade 1
Stage: emergent
F & P: C
DRA: 3
Book Kit 049 Exactly the Opposite Grade K
Stage: emergent
F & P: A
DRA: A, 1
Book Kit 050 Weather Grade 3
Stage: early fluent
F & P: M
DRA: 28
Book Kit 051 Feelings Grade 2
Stage: early
F & P: J
DRA: 18
Book Kit 052 The Doorbell Rang Grade 2
Stage: early
F & P: J
DRA: 18
Book Kit 053 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo Grade K
Stage: emergent
F & P: A
DRA: A, 1
Book Kit 054 David Gets in Trouble Grade
Stage:
F & P:
DRA:
Book Kit 055 The Stray Dog Grade 1
Stage: early
F & P: G
DRA: 12
Book Kit 056 Calling Doctor Amelia Bedlia Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: J
DRA: 18
Book Kit 057 Froggy Plays in the Band Grade
Stage:
F & P:
DRA:
Book Kit 058 Froggy Goes to the Doctor Grade
Stage:
F & P:
DRA:
Book Kit 059 Who's that Knocking on Christmas Eve? Grade 2
Stage: early
F & P: I - J
DRA: 16 - 18
Book Kit 060 Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon Grade 1
Stage: early
F & P: H - I
DRA:
Book Kit 061 Good Night, Good Knight Grade 2
Stage: early
F & P: I
DRA:
Book Kit 062 There Was an Old Lady Who
Swallowed a Bat
Grade 1
Stage: emergent
F & P: C
DRA: 3
Book Kit 063 Junie B, First Grader: Cheater Pants Grade 2
Stage: early fluent
F & P: L
DRA: 24
Book Kit 064 Amber Brown is Green with Envy Grade 3
Stage:early fluent
F & P: L
DRA: 24
Book Kit 065 Three Samuri Cats: A Story from Japan Grade 2
Stage: end of early
F & P: J
DRA: 18
Book Kit 066 I Spy Grade K
Stage: emergent
F & P: A
DRA: A, 1
Book Kit 067 Click, Click Grade K - early 1
Stage: middle emergent
F & P: C
DRA: 3
Book Kit 068 Sing-song Sid Grade
Stage:
F & P:
DRA:
Book Kit 069 Dave and Jane's Band Grade 1
Stage: emergent
F & P: D
DRA: 4
Book Kit 070 Out to Gumball Pond Grade 1
Stage: early
F & P: F
DRA: 10
Book Kit 071 Cat and Dog at the Circus Grade 1
Stage: emergent
F & P: E
DRA: 6 - 8
Book Kit 072 Mr. Noisy at the Dude Ranch Grade 1
Stage: emergent
F & P: E
DRA: 6 - 8
Book Kit 073 Air, Sun, and Water: How Weather Works Grade: 2
Stage: Early fluent
F & P: J
DRA: 18
Book Kit 074 The Sierra Club Book of Weather Wisdom

 

 

Book Kit 075 Electricity

 

 

Book Kit 076 Heat, Lights, and Action! How
Electricity Works

 

 

Book Kit 077 How People Move Things: How People
Get From Place to Place
Grade: late 1, early 2
Stage: Early
F & P: I
DRA: 16
Book Kit 078 Weather & Climate

 

 

Book Kit 079 Sun Up, Sun Down Grade: 1
Stage: Early, E. Fluent
F & P: I
DRA: 16
Book Kit 080 Water's Way Grade: 2
Stage: Early
F & P: I
DRA: 16
Book Kit 081 Earth Alive! Grade: 3
Stage: Early Fluent
F & P: L
DRA: 24
Book Kit 082 Volcano: The Eruption and Healing
of Mount St. Helens
Grade: 2
Stage: Early Fluent
F & P: M
DRA: 24
Book Kit 083 Energy and Light

 

 

Book Kit 084 Light

 

 

Book Kit 085 A Monkey Grows Up

 

 

Book Kit 086 How the Forest Grew

 

 

Book Kit 087 Life Cycles: How Living Things Grow
and Change
Grade: late 1, early 2
Stage: Early
F & P: I
DRA: 16
Book Kit 088 On the Go

 

 

Book Kit 089 Trains Grade: 2
Stage: Early
F & P: I
DRA: 16
Book Kit 090 Atoms and Cells

 

 

Book Kit 091 Microaliens: Dazzling Journeys with an
Electron Microscope

 

 

Book Kit 092 The Tortoise and the Hare

Grade 1-2
Guided Reading: J
DRA: 16 - 18

Book Kit 093 ABC, I Like Me!

Grades: Pre K - 2
Guided Reading:  H
DRA:  14

Book Kit 094 Lola at the Library

Grades: Pre K - 2
Guided Reading:  I
DRA: 16

Book Kit 095 George vs. George: The American Revoloution
As Seen From Both Sides

Grades: 3-5
Guided Reading:  T
DRA:  50

Book Kit 096 Wonderful Worms

Grades: Pre K-2
Guided Reading: K
DRA: 16 - 18

Book Kit 097 The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Grades: 3-5
Guided Reading: O
DRA: 34-38

Book Kit 098 Horrible harry Moves Up to Third Grade

Grade: 2
Guided Reading: L
DRA: 20 - 24

Book Kit 099 Freedom's Wings: Corey's Underground
Railroad Diary

Grades: 3-5
Guided Reading: Q
DRA: 40

Book Kit 100 Touching Spirit Bear

Grades: 9-12
Guided Reading: Y
DRA: 60

Book Kit 101 Encyclopedia Brown Sets the Pace

Grades: 3-5
Guided Reading: P
DRA: 34 - 38

 

AU Library Main Collection

More Than Guided Reading: Finding the Right Instructional
LB1050.377 .M47 2005

Balancing Reading & Language Learning
PE1128.A2 C344 2005

Reciprocal Teaching at Work: Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension
LB1573.7 .O39 2003

Guided Reading Basics: Organizing, Managing and Implementing a Balanced Literacy Program in K-3
LB1050.377 .R648 2003

Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Children
LB1573 .F64 1996

When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works
LB1050.5 .P533 2009

Leveled Books for Readers, Grades 3-6
LB1573 .P59 2002

Guiding Readers and Writers, Grades 3-6: Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy
LB1576 .F65 2001

 

IRC Reference

The Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Book List K-8+
LB1573 .F638 2009

 

Internet Resources: Guided Reading & Leveling

A field guide to classroom libraries
Gay Su Pinnel - Scholastic.com
Guided Reading in the Primary Classroom - Scholastic.com
Guided Reading Programs: Leveled Books and Teaching Materials by Scholastic
Guided Reading with Gay Su Pinell - Scholastic.com
Instructional Strategies Online - Guided Reading
Portland Public Schools - Leveled Book Lists
Reading Recovery Council of North America
Heinemann - Foundtas & Pinell Educational Services