Anecdotal Reading Record: Level I
Student name ___________________________
Characteristics of Text
? Texts are longer and more complex than levels G and H.
? Print size is smaller and there are many more lines of print on the page.
? Books have longer sentences and paragraphs.
? There are more multi-syllabic words requiring complex word-solving skills.
? There is a greater variety of texts, including some informational, with technical language.
? Events in the text are more highly elaborated.
? Illustrations enhance the story but provide low support for understanding meaning.
? Story structure is more complex; episodes are more elaborate; themes are varied and sophisticated.
? Specialized, unusual, and challenging vocabulary is evident.
The reader: Notes:
Reading Behaviors to Notice and Support*
Constructs and Expands Meaning
___ Reads to search for meaning
___ Demonstrates understanding of the story and characters
___ Goes beyond the text in discussions and interpretations
___ Sustains problem-solving and development of meaning through a longer text and a two-or-three day period
Monitors and Corrects Own Reading
___ Flexibly uses meaning, language syntax, and visual information to figure out new words and to monitor reading
___ Self-corrects errors that cause loss of meaning
___ Rereads when necessary to self-correct, but not as a habit
Maintains Fluency and Phrasing
___ In oral reading, rereads some words or phrases to self-correct or improve expression
___ Reads fluently, slowing down to figure out new words and then resumes speed
Problem-Solves Words While Reading Continuous Text
___ Actively figures out new words using a range of strategies
Other Behaviors to Notice
___ Follows print with eyes
___ Begins to silently read some of the text
* Bold indicates new behavior