Highest DRA?

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  1. Teaching Grace

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    What is the highest DRA level for Kindergarten? What type of books should I get to fill my kinder class library? Right now my third grade library is comprised of junie b jones, cam jansen, a to z mysteries, and an assortment of picture books. I have many chapter books from K-Z but I realize most of those will need to be packed. But where should my cut off be? Should I work towards getting more picture books? I also have a ton of non-fiction of Science and Social Studies... these are all either very easy or at a more difficult area.
     
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    I would work towards getting more easy-readers. I don't know how DRA levels compare with guided reading levels, but my highest reading group is a group of 5 children who are currently reading at a level J/K. My kids that are reading at levels F and higher really enjoy Biscuit books, and any leveled readers with the number 1 in the corner (I get them all from scholastic). They seem to be right at their level.
     
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    I'm sure every district is different, but at my school a Kindergarten must test at a DRA level 3 to be considered on grade level, BUT when they come into first grade in the fall, if they are not a level 6, they are considered below grade level.

    That being said...I would stock DRA levels 1 - 6 and a few highers, maybe 8 and 10 for your above grade level readers
     
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    Take a look at Book Wizard. It levels boos by interest level, DRA, guided reading, lexile, and grade level. You can search broad...science books, or narrow...George Washington. bookwizard.scholastic.com
     
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    Most picture books are at about a 6th grade level.
     

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