book banding for 'real' books

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charleybarley Mon 12-Sep-16 12:32:46

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QuiteQuietly Mon 12-Sep-16 13:24:03

Essex Libraries books for children beginning to read

QuiteQuietly Mon 12-Sep-16 13:28:26

Another useful list

Also a lot of the new ladybird books (the slightly larger paperback than traditional hardcover ones) have book bands on the back now.

irvineoneohone Mon 12-Sep-16 13:32:20

My town's library has extensive early reader section. My ds read almost all the books there when he started reading.

Have you done summer reading challenge? They have excellent book suggesting system.
summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/book-sorter

noramum Mon 12-Sep-16 13:38:42

I never really looked into this. DD got books from the library, she either was able to read them and then we got more of the style or it was too easy/too hard and it went back.

I had enough of the banding-issue with the school books, for pleasure DD could read what she could get her hands on.

charleybarley Mon 12-Sep-16 14:29:31

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chamenager Mon 12-Sep-16 15:18:15

content.yudu.com/Library/A2s2dy/BadgerBandedReadingB/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Ffree.yudu.com%2Fitem%2Fdetails%2F1790136%2FBadger
-> Packs of 'banded' real books.

www.victoriaprimary.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Book-Banded-Real-Books-Parents-Information.docx

www.pandorabooks.co.uk/collections/primary-fiction-books/book-bands
-> Also has packs of banded books

www.usborne.com/downloads/book-bands/vfr-book-bands-table.pdf
www.usborne.com/downloads/book-bands/urp-book-bands-nc3.pdf
www.usborne.com/downloads/book-bands/beginners-book-bands-table.pdf

-> to see how usborne books are banded

www.st-raphaels.tameside.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Real-Books-Banding-information-for-parents-carers.pdf
-> because PP's link didn't work

To be taken with large portion of salt.

mrz Mon 12-Sep-16 17:50:18

And of course the bookbanding criteria doesn't match the new national curriculum criteria so aren't useful

charleybarley Mon 12-Sep-16 18:31:35

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charleybarley Mon 12-Sep-16 18:34:16

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mrz Mon 12-Sep-16 18:35:03

Book banding isn't related to difficulty

charleybarley Mon 12-Sep-16 18:40:54

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irvineoneohone Mon 12-Sep-16 18:41:41

You can use this site to roughly know the difficulty level of books.
Just type in name of the book in quick search.

www.arbookfind.co.uk/default.aspx

(BL)Book level represents the difficulty of the text. Book levels are determined using the ATOS readability formula. For example,
a book level of 4.5 means the text could likely be read independently by a typical fifth-year pupil in the fifth month of school.

Interest Level : LY (Lower Years, Ages 5–8)
MY (Middle Years, Ages 9–13)

mrz Mon 12-Sep-16 19:17:54

Seeming to be and actually being isn't the same thing. Often picture books have a higher readability level than some chapter books.

Look at tools like Flesch Kincaid Reading Ease

charleybarley Mon 12-Sep-16 20:26:54

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mrz Mon 12-Sep-16 20:30:43

Then I'm afraid you would be wrong when applied to "real" books ...the book banding system is linked to a formulaic reading scheme format which doesn't translate well to books not following the same criteria

charleybarley Mon 12-Sep-16 20:48:03

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mrz Mon 12-Sep-16 21:52:31

If you mean the lists (notice mainly picture books) in my posts they aren't recommendations they are simply providing information in reply to the question asked.

charleybarley Mon 12-Sep-16 22:04:23

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mrz Tue 13-Sep-16 06:13:21

Seven years later when the lists have changed because we know more ...never mind

charleybarley Tue 13-Sep-16 09:54:28

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mrz Tue 13-Sep-16 16:59:19

No thanks

charleybarley Tue 13-Sep-16 17:30:21

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mrz Tue 13-Sep-16 17:40:12

No blues at all ...just don't drink or eat cake unfortunately

charleybarley Tue 13-Sep-16 17:42:06

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