A Parent's Guide to Guided Reading

Text Level Indicators

About Leveled Texts

An article written by Irene Fountas and Gay-Sue Pinnell about the research, rationale and role of leveled books in the classroom.

Fountas and Pinnell provide an updated overview of Guided Reading and suggestions for a balanced reading program in this article called Guided Reading: The Romance and the Reality.

A New York Times editorial on balanced literacy from a principal’s point of view

Fountas and Pinnell compare Guided Reading and Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) that is our reading intervention program.

Donalyn Miller is the author of The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child (Jossey-Bass, 2009) and Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer’s Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits (Jossey-Bass, 2014). She writes about ways to develop life-long readers.