|Choosing Your Books:
First you need to decide what texts you
want to use with your students. I chose five books from the
curriculum I teach. You may want to choose books of that vary
in difficulty (we will talk more about determining ability level in
the next section). Several things to keep in mind:
o You will need to take at least three meaningful
excerpts of about 100-to-200 words a piece from these
o You will need excerpts that are not entirely dialogue.
o You need to be aware that a child's interest can level
can affect his/her performance on the inventory. Some
may score better on fiction, and others on non-fiction.
You may consider testing your student on both.