The Importance of Reading at the Correct Reading Level
There are three categories of reading levels; independent, instructional, and frustration. Independent reading levels are text a reader reads at 95% or greater accuracy and 90% comprehension. This is the level a child should be reading at when reading on their own. Instructional reading levels are text read with 90 to 94% accuracy and at least 75% comprehension. This is the level where the reader needs guided instruction. Frustration reading levels are text read with less than 90% accuracy. Readers reading at this level are reading text that is beyond their present ability.
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