Reading GI

The goal of level GI is for students to identify an element of the topic of each paragraph, to express their own impressions of Level G texts and to recognize the sentiments of characters found in a text.

● Level G Goals:

  • Identifying main points within a passage (essential for effective essay planning and writing in all subjects at school)

  • Identify direct and indirect themes of passages

  • Learn how plot, character, theme and setting are developed within a passage

  • Write own summaries of passages

  • Categorize sentences into main points and eliminate unnecessary information quickly and easily (crucial skill for success in the remaining reading levels)

● Good Work Skills in this level include:

  • Reading directions and examples carefully

  • Reading passages for comprehension

  • Thinking critically

  • Answering independently

  • Using capitalization and punctuation correctly in sentences

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

● Time Goal:

  • 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

  • Answers may not be word-for-word from the answer book, but they should have many of the same components and ideas

Reading GI/GII - Recommended Reading List

1 - A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle)

2 - Caddie Woodlawn (Carol Ryrie Brink)

3 - Boy (Roald Dahl)

4 - The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)

5 - Julie of the Wolves (Jean Craighead George)

6 - The Giver (Lois Lowry)

7 - I, Robot (Isaac Asimov)

8 - Song of the Buffalo Boy (Sherry Garland)

9 - Amos Fortune: Free Man (Elizabeth Yates)

10 - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain)

11 - The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)

12 - The Race to Save the Lord God Bird (Phillip Hoose)

13 - A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)

14 - Chinese Cinderella (Adeline Yen Mah)

15 - The Other Side of Truth (Beverley Naidoo)