Anecdotal Reading Record: Level T
Student name ___________________________
Characteristics of Text
? This level has a great variety of genres including autobiographies, historical narratives, realistic fiction, science fiction, and other fantasy stories.
? Some chapter books are quite long and require reading over an extended time. (Judgment is needed as to whether students can sustain interest for these longer selections.)
? Selections contain many sophisticated, multisyllabic words: readers will need to consider both their literal and connotative meanings.
? Knowledge of political and historical events as well as problems of different cultures and racial groups are required.
The reader: Notes:
Constructs and Expands Meaning
___ Reads rapidly, both orally and silently, with attention to meaning.
___ Sustains attention to a text read over many days, remembering details and revising interpretations as new events are encountered
___ After reading silently, demonstrates understanding and ability to analyze characters and plot
Problem-Solves Words While Reading Continuous Text
___ In oral and silent reading, figures out new words automatically and easily interprets word meaning
Other Behaviors to Notice
___ Demonstrates interest and ability in interpreting shorter selections
___ Extends and demonstrates understanding of the text through writing in a variety of genres
___ Demonstrates flexibility in reading texts of different styles and genres
___ Reflects knowledge of literary genre in conversation and writing
___ Extends and demonstrates understanding of the text through public speaking, research, or the arts
* Bold indicates new behavior