Accelerated Reader books labelled by level

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  1. AnonyMS

    AnonyMS 7th grade ELA SDI in Texas

    Jun 22, 2005
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    Nov 6, 2010

    What is the advantage of color-coding books by level? My school has a diverse population of readers (non-readers to above-grade-level readers). I don't see any real benefit to color-coding books by level; I actually see it as a very big deterrent to learning to LOVE reading. What 12 year-old student is going to want to carry around a book labeled as a FIRST GRADE (or 2nd, or even 3rd) book?
  3. Ima Teacher

    Ima Teacher Virtuoso

    Oct 25, 2005
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    Nov 6, 2010

    All of our books are labeled, but it's on the INSIDE.

    All the books are shelved like in a regular library. All AR books have a red AR sticker on them. The book level and point level are on the inside of the front cover.

    That way nobody knows what level book a child is reading. We have plenty who would be embrrassed by having to read lower-level books, but we also have some who would like to "brag" by carrying around a book with a high level.

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