Reading FI

The goal of level FI is for students to understand the links between sentences in a paragraph through referring words, restatement, examples and description and to construct an answer appropriate to the requirements of a question.

● Level FI Goals:

  • Understand the connections between sentences

  • Know what noun a pronoun is referring to in a passage

  • Develop a clearer understanding of paragraphs and their construction (important for summary skills in the next levels)

  • Practice constructing the best answer according to the requirements of a comprehension question

● 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

  • Using capitalization and punctuation in sentences

  • Ability to correct easily and 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)