Finding leveled books on Scholastic

February 10, 2011

Finding leveled books on Scholastic

February 10, 2011
Alright, I am not happy to admit it took me FOREVER to figure this out tonight. I have a gazillion bonus points for Scholastic book clubs and I thought I would fluff up the lower levels of my leveled library section of our classroom reading area…

(See earlier posts about our leveled library here).

On a side note, I’m sure many of you know this, but Scholastic’s online ordering page allows you to search many catalogs at once.

In my usual over-zealous state, I have practically every catalog set up on my tabs to browse.

Anyhow, this evening I decided to browse by guided reading levels. I really need more in the A to G region. I selected the Reading Level link, then Low to High.

I didn’t see any reading levels though! It was driving me crazy!

After a looong time playing around with it, I found them. Scholastic puts books without reading levels at the top of the page.

The books with reading levels are nicely organized further down the page, after all of those books that do not have a guided reading level.

I found some other neat stuff while I was agonizing over finding levels. Scholastic has a new (to me at least) feature where you can browse inside some of the books (like my beloved Amazon!).
I just love this feature! Since many of my ELL students read at lower levels, but are in 4th and 5th grade, I like to try to find interesting books at their ability level.

This will make it so much easier! It’s not available for every book but it’s still cool…

So, my friends, I post this to you in hopes that it will help you in your leveled book quests. Not that it would take you as long to find the leveled books, I’m sure!!

Do you want to know the saddest thing of all? I’ve completely abandoned my leveled book shopping (which I was so obsessed with earlier) to stop and post this! Oh well, I can always shop more tomorrow…good night!

2 Comments

  • Ms.M February 10, 2011 at 4:55 am

    I just ordered last week and I didn't see the peek inside feature. I'll have to look for it next month. Thanks for the info.

    Ms. M
    http://www.msk1ell.blogspot.com

  • Erica Bohrer February 12, 2011 at 3:06 am

    I love Scholastic and not just because I write for them. For my next book contract I had the "Printables" subscription added in!
    A note about the levels, some of the levels are dead on like G for Biscuit books while others are too low. Always, compare to the other GRL books you have in your classroom.
    http://www.ericabohrer.blogspot.com

  • Leave a Reply

    Instagram

    • The beginning of ALLLL the due dates!! Our spring break is starting this weekend and I know I’m going to come back to a whirlwind of permission slips, forms, and project papers to keep up with!So I’ll be using these magnets to keep all of our due dates posted (and to save myself from the endless questions of when things are due!). If you’d like to see more about the magnets, please see the link in my profile (http://bit.ly/duedatemagnets)Are your due dates starting to intensify yet?#somuchtodo #classroomorganization #classroommanagement #iteachfourth #iteach4th #iteach456 #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
    • My heart could just burst with happiness today. We’ve worked so hard as a community of readers this year to read as much as possible, in all the extra minutes we can find in our day.Today was our fourth grade Water Fair. The students had to present their projects in front of judges and wait patiently for the semifinals and then results...for several hours.It was a long morning for them.But I watched as so many happily pulled out their current reads while they waited, thrilled for all of the bonus reading time. ❤️❤️❤️ #fullheart #communityofreaders #readersgonnaread #iteachfourth #iteach4th #iteach456 #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
    • Giveaway Closed...congrats @ccbahr!I just listed a new resource that has really made a difference in our class.I’m sure I’m not alone in this...our list of due dates is HUGE right now!! So I’ve been keeping track of all our forms and assignments with these little magnets. They have been SO helpful for my students...and me, honestly (I can lose track of things so easily these days!). Would you like to win a set for your class? You can earn two entries by doing the following:1. Comment with an emoji that shows your feelings about due dates right now.2. Comment again and tag a friend for a second entry.I’ll announce the winning name later this evening! The link to this resource is in my profile if you’d like to see more about it (http://bit.ly/duedatemagnets)#classroomorganization #classroommanagement #iteachfourth #iteach4th #iteach456 #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
    • Magnet love!! 🧲❤️ I’ve been using these due date magnets to help organize our important papers and keep those deadlines posted for my students and (let’s be honest) me as well!Because this is the time of the year when so much is going on, so much is due...it becomes very easy for a teacher to get overwhelmed with projects, permission slips, order forms, and more!So now I post our papers, write the due date with a vis-a-vis marker and there it is...an easy-to-see visual reminder that keeps my class and I on track.I’ll share more from this board soon...we have some other resources that are keeping my fourth grade class a little more organized during this busy season!How do you like to keep track of due dates in your class?#classroomorganization #classroommanagement #iteachfourth #iteach4th #iteach456 #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
    • My mind has been a jumble of thoughts this Sunday night, so I'm turning to google slides to help plan things out.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀This week, for example, we need to work on a couple of our routines that have become less...routine. 😬⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀This slide will give us a chance to have a chat and share strategies on keeping a clean workspace. Plus, it has visuals of how our tables should look, which is always a huge help!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Have you tried this with your class before? I think it will be a great reminder for my students this week!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#classroommanagement #classroomorganization #iteachfourth #iteach456 #iteach4th #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
    • I may have experienced a momentary feeling of dread when I saw Monday’s date as I left yesterday. 😂⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀But...I absolutely ADORE these magnetic numbers. I learned about this awesome time-saver from @twoteachersinfifth (Brooke and Leah always have the best ideas!!).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀And seriously...this is the first time in my seventeen years of teaching I haven’t routinely forgotten to put the date on the board. It’s a student job to keep it updated...but even if my fourth graders occasionally forget, it just takes a moment for me to do.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I keep the numbers in a little photo storage box by the front whiteboard. The magnetic numbers are by Teacher Created and can be found on Amazon. (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZVQUS0K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_i0-NCb0HNXCA8)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I love how easy these numbers are to see from anywhere in our room...and of course the time they save!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#teachertimesaver #classroommanagement #classroomorganization #iteachfourth #iteach4th #iteach456 #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram

    Follow @ladybugsteacherfiles

    ×