Anecdotal Reading Record: Level S
Student name ___________________________
Characteristics of Text
? Texts include a wide variety of topics, cultures, and historical settings.
? Sentences and paragraphs are complex, requiring rapid and fluent reading with attention to meaning and automatic assimilation of punctuation.
? Words present many shades of meaning that readers must interpret from the text and their own background knowledge.
? Selections offer opportunities for readers to make connections with other books they have read at earlier levels.
? Settings are quite distant from students’ own experiences.
The reader: Notes:
Constructs and Expands Meaning
___ Reads rapidly, both orally and silently, with attention to meaning.
___ After reading silently, demonstrates understanding and sophistication in interpreting text
___ Goes beyond the text to interpret characters’ thoughts and feelings and to speculate on alternative meanings
___ Sustains attention to a text read over many days, remembering details and revising interpretations as new events are encountered
Problem-Solves Words While Reading Continuous Text
___ Rapidly acquires new vocabulary through reading
Other Behaviors to Notice
___ Demonstrates interest and ability in interpreting shorter selections
___ Demonstrates flexibility in reading many different kinds of texts
___ Demonstrates all analytic and interpretive skills in writing
___ Extends text meaning through research, writing, or the arts
* Bold indicates new behavior