Reading FII

The goal of level FII is for students to unravel a text by breaking it down for an accurate understanding of all textual information and to condense a text by identifying the topic and its conclusion.

● Level FII Goals:

  • Ability to break down the meaning of passages in fictional works

  • Recounting story events from a passage

  • Develop their ability to condense information for a deeper comprehension of the text

  • Transition to greater independence and freedom in their responses

  • Think logically and analytically about the passages they have read and the questions they are answering

● Good Work Skills in this level include:

  • Reading directions and examples carefully

  • Reading passages for comprehension

  • Being able to remember and completely write the correct answer or sentence

  • Thinking critically and answering independently

  • Using capitalization and punctuation in sentences

  • Ability to correct independently (don’t forget to grade every day!)

● Time Goal:

  • 3-5 minutes per page

  • The study time goal is 20-30 minutes per day

  • Your Instructor will continually adjust the pages to adhere to this goal

● Grading Reminders:

  • Students must be able to learn from their mistakes daily

  • Take the time to grade and let them find and correct their own errors independently

  • Students can use what they have learned and apply it to the next day’s assignment allowing them to move smoothly and independently through the assignments

  • Do not count off for minor mistakes

  • Remember, these answers DO NOT have to be word for word based on the gradebook answers

Reading FI/FII - Recommended Reading List

1 - The Princess and the Goblin (George MacDonald)

2 - Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)

3 - The Red Pony (John Steinbeck)

4 - Secret of the Andes (Ann Nolan Clark)

5 - The Shakespeare Stealer (Gary Blackwood)

6 - The House of Dies Drear (Virginia Hamilton)

7 - A Wizard of Earthsea (Ursula K. Le Guin)

8 - Homesick: My Own Story (Jean Fritz)

9 - Dicey’s Song (Cynthia Voigt)

10 - Thimble Summer (Elizabeth Enright)

11 - Bud, Not Buddy (Christopher Paul Curtis)

12 - The Wheel on the School (Meindert DeJong)

13 - Sounder (William H. Armstrong)

14 - From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (E.L. Konigsburg)

15 - The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)

16 - Harriet the Spy (Louise Fitzhugh)

17 - Number the Stars (Lois Lowry)

18 - Strawberry Girl (Lois Lenski)

19 - Black Ships Before Troy (Rosemary Sutcliff)

20 - Escape: The Story of the Great Houdini (Sid Fleischman)