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Manitou Park Elementary Library: Reading Retreat

Helping prepare students for college and career in the 21st century.

Reading is FUNdamental!

"To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students must read widely and deeply from among a broad range of high-quality, increasingly challenging literary and informational texts. Through extensive reading of stories, dramas, poems, and myths from diverse cultures and different time periods, students gain literary and cultural knowledge as well as familiarity with various text structures and elements. By reading texts in history/social studies, science, and other disciplines, students build a foundation of knowledge in these fields that will also give them the background to be better readers in all content areas. Students can only gain this foundation when the curriculum is intentionally and coherently structured to develop rich content knowledge within and across grades. Students also acquire the habits of reading independently and closely, which are essential to their future success."

-Common Core State Standards Initiative. (2020), English Language Arts Standards>>Anchor Standards>>College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading. Retrieved from

Reading Levels

The websites below have tools you can use to determine reading levels of books your child(ren) are reading.  You can also find suggestions for books at any level.