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Beast Quest Reading Level

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Merrin Fri 29-Mar-13 13:49:13

Does anyone know which level, or colour band Beast Quest books are? Just that really! DS likes to read them and I was thinking of swapping them for some of his very dull school ones but dont want to if they are lower.

EllenJanesthickerknickers Fri 29-Mar-13 14:31:21

On the accelerated reading scheme they are mostly 4's which is aimed at Y4.

EllenJanesthickerknickers Fri 29-Mar-13 14:34:35

This scheme tends to aim slightly easier books at year groups as it's more concerned with comprehension than just decoding, so the books appear a bit 'easy' but at least the DC can answer comprehension questions on them. So a good decoder in Y2 or Y3 could have a stab at them but might not get the full gist, IYSWIM.

lljkk Fri 29-Mar-13 15:01:10

DS is nearly 9 & fairly immature; I think he could have read them a year ago fine.

Merrin Fri 29-Mar-13 17:17:52

So they are higher than Lime? More perhaps a Grey + level? I havent come across the accelerated reading scheme so not sure how that fits in with the colour bands.

EllenJanesthickerknickers Fri 29-Mar-13 17:19:03

Tell me a few lime and grey titles and authors and I'll look them up on for you to compare. smile

spottyparrot Fri 29-Mar-13 17:27:38

Substantially harder than lime/level 11 IMO.

EllenJanesthickerknickers Fri 29-Mar-13 17:33:22

Yeah, lime level is about 3.6-3.8 grey is 4.0. The Beast quest books are more like 4.8, so about 6 months past the grey level. Jeremy Strong is more Grey level, My Brother's famous bottom gets pinched, that sort of thing.

Catbiscuit Fri 29-Mar-13 18:34:02

Id say age 7 or 8
My eldest is 7 and in year 2, not sure what colour his school books are but he avidly reads beast quest at home and is on series 5 now

Merrin Sat 30-Mar-13 17:00:21

Thanks very much for the input! I think I have been underestimating the difficulty of Beast Quest because its so formulaic and fairly large print with pictures. DS is on Lime but copes easily. I think he has not moved above lime because he is still needing to build on his stamina and comprehension. Its hard to get them to want to read a lot when the books are dull tho, hence reading Beast Quest for fun.

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