How to Find your Student's High Noon Reading Level
• High Noon Reading Level Finder
• Reading Passages
• Choose the Right High Noon Chapter Book
• What are High Noon Readability Levels?
To find the right reading level for struggling or reluctant readers, many schools give reading assessments. The results of the assessments can help you match a student with the right books. You don't need to do a formal assessment of your student to find the right High Noon reading level, however. We have a simple process that will help you make this choice.
There are two ways you can do this. The first is to print the High Noon Reading Level Finder linked below this paragraph. The second is to have the student read the text on screen as it appears below. Although your software configuration may change this, we have posted these passages in formats similar to the books in which they appear, because font size and spacing are elements of readability.
High Noon Reading Level Finder:
Listen as the student reads out loud. When the student has finished a passage, ask the student to explain what it was about. If the student reads a passage comfortably and can understand it, move on to the next passage. If the student seems to struggle with the words or doesn ’t understand the passage, then stop the process.
The highest passage that the student can read out loud with understanding helps you know what kinds of books the student will enjoy. Choose books at this level or easier. The guidelines below will help you choose the right books.
You can also Download and Print the passages
Choose the Right High Noon Chapter Book
If your student is comfortable reading Passage 1,
choose Sound Out books.
Check out more samples of Sound Out Book Series, and see what's different about the six levels of Sound Out, to find the best match in the series.
If your student struggles with Passage 1, you should focus on phonics instruction. Phonics Reading Lessons is a 100-lesson program of direct, one-on-one instruction (reproducible for teachers), with reading practice. It's a sure way to prepare your student for reading this level of reading material.
If your student is comfortable reading Passage 2, choose books like the
Tom and Ricky Mysteries.
If your student struggles with Passage 2, consider some phonics instruction. You can find a complete phonics course in Phonic Reading Lessons, and support for emergent reading skills in High Noon Reading Intervention – Level 1
Find out more about helping your developing reader with the Teaching Reading Sourcebook, extensively revised in 2008 to reflect the most current reading research, and with practical help for the reading instructor throughout.
If your student is comfortable reading Passage 3, choose books like the What on Earth or the new Scoop Doogan Mysteries.
If your student struggles with Passage 3, you might consider using High Noon Reading Intervention – Level 2, which supports a broad range of beginning reader skills, from vocabulary and comprehension to spelling and fluency.
See our other reading intervention products here for more specialized and focused materials, including High Noon's Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension, and Spelling workbooks series. Learn More
If your student is comfortable reading Passage 4, choose books like the Adventure Athletes Series.
If your student struggles with Passage 4, consider using workbooks like High Noon Reading Comprehension, levels B and C. They can help your student develop grades 2-3 reading level skills.
Your student may also benefit from vocabulary building with High Noon Vocabulary,Try level B for second grade reading level vocabulary, and level C for third grade reading level vocabulary.
If your student is comfortable reading Passage 5 choose books like the Horizons series and perhaps Streamlined Shakespeare, an accessible and rewarding read.
If your student struggles with Passage 5, consider using workbooks like High Noon Reading Comprehension, levels C and D. They can help your student develop grades 3-4 reading level skills.
Your student may also benefit from vocabulary building with High Noon Vocabulary, Try level C for third grade reading level vocabulary, and level D for fourth grade reading level vocabulary.