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Determining the Reading Level of a Book

Teachers and students need to know how to find out if a book is at an appropriate reading level before starting the book.

To find the reading level of a book, students select the book cover and select the Info button to open the book information window. If students are using the List view, they select the information button or the book title to open the book information window.

student book options after clicking a book cover in grid view

example of a book in the student list view

Teachers can see the year of the book under the book cover and title. This year is based on the ATOS book level. In the first example below, the book has a Year 4 reading level. Teachers who are using the list view (see the second example below) will see the ATOS book level and the recommended years instead. To see other reading levels for the book, the teacher can select the title or book cover to open the book information window.

example of a book in the teacher grid view

example of a book in the teacher list view

In the book information window, you will see the publisher-recommended year levels and Guided Reading level.

example of the book details window with year levels

To see the ATOS book level and other reading measures:

  1. Click the i (or Details) button.
  2. Note: If the i is not available, you may be viewing the software in a smaller screen or window. Try a device with a larger screen, or increase the size of your browser window.

  3. This will show more book information, including (if available):
  4. example of the book details window with the Details icon selected