American Reading Company levels are independent reading levels. A reader’s color level is the highest grade level he or she can read, understand, and enjoy without any help.
The independent level is not the level at which a student reads challenge-free. It is the level at which students can successfully manage the challenges they encounter on their own.
Guided Reading and other instructional levels assume a teacher is there to introduce the book and provide some help where needed. However, the following correlations may be useful.
The IRLA provides comprehensive details about each reading level in American Reading Company’s leveling system. Learn more »
|Grade||IRLA©||Current Lexile™ Band||“Stretch” Lexile™ Band||Guided Reading (Fountas & Pinnell)||DRA® (Joetta Beaver)||Reading Recovery®||Accelerated Reader™ (ATOS)|
1G 1 Green
|—||—||A - D||A–2||A, B, 1, 2, 3||—|
2G 2 Green
1B 1 Blue
2B 2 Blue
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