Mary (comment #56),
You asked about websites to use for leveling classroom library books. I have definitely found that the Scholastic Teacher Book Wizard is the most extensive resource for finding levels for books. However, I also come across some books that are not included on the website. When this happens, I try to make a judgement call. After looking up levels for nearly 3000 books, I have gotten pretty good at determining the characteristics of books at the different levels. I use this knowledge to assign a level to these books. Since I can't be sure of the level that I choose, I try to error on lower side so that my readers are not finding themselves in books that are too difficult. I think you will begin to feel comfortable doing this as you continue to level your library.
Fountas and Pinnell also have a leveled books website, but you have to pay to login. Here is the link to their site: http://www.heinemann.com/products/002119.aspx
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