Science & Engineering Leveled Readers | K-5 Leveled Reading Books | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2024)

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Build science literacy at every reading level

Science & Engineering Leveled Readers provide solutions for entire classrooms and individual learners.

These Leveled Readers deliver multiple reading levels—On-Level, Extra Support, and Enrichment—to help students build and strengthen science literacy.

With print and digital options, Leveled Readers can be used to maximize student success.

All Science & Engineering Leveled Readers are available in both English and Spanish.

Student Resources

With content that delivers a wide range of readability levels—for each concept, at each grade—Science & Engineering Leveled Readers are an ideal solution for classrooms and individuals.

Leveled Readers

  • On-Level
    The On-Level Readers introduce key concepts and vocabulary related to a science or engineering topic.
  • Extra Support
    Each Extra-Support Reader shares a title, illustrations, vocabulary, and concepts with the On-Level Reader—but at a below-grade reading level, and with additional comprehension aids.
  • Enrichment
    Enrichment Readers provide high-interest and in-depth nonfiction to enhance and extend concepts and vocabulary.

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With lesson plans, strategies, worksheets, and activities designed for students at every level—including English Language Learners—the Teacher Guide provides an invaluable resource for educators.

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Empower your lessons.

  • Support at All Levels
    The Teacher Guide for each grade provides strategies for using each of the Readers, as well as reproducible English and Spanish worksheets.
  • Vocabulary Builders
    On-Level and Extra-Support worksheets focus on vocabulary development. Enrichment worksheets reinforce and enhance content.
  • Robust Activities
    Each Reader’s Teacher Guide includes hands-on and written-response activities, and a correlation to Next Generation Science Standards*.

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Authors & Advisors

Written by ScienceFusion® and HMH Science Dimensions® authors, including Marjorie Frank, Michael DiSpezio, and Michael Heithaus, Science and Engineering Leveled Readers deliver content from noted experts in science and literacy.

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Marjorie Frank

Author, ELD Specialist

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Michael DiSpezio

Author, ScienceFusion and HMH Science Dimensions Programs

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FAQs

Why leveled reading is bad? ›

Leveled readers don't align with the Science of Reading or what's happening in the brain of a child learning to read. They often emphasize memorization and guessing based on pictures and context clues from the story. Many leveled readers have a heavy focus on predictive text.

What grade is level K books? ›

English Level Correlation Chart
Learning A-Z Text Leveling SystemGradeAccelerated Reader (ATOS)
J11 - 2.4
K22.5 - 3.5
L22.5 - 3.5
M22.5 - 3.5
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What reading level does HMH use? ›

The HMH Readers App for mobile devices provides leveled books for all students grades K-6, whether they read on-, below-, or above-grade level. HMH Readers App features audio, highlighting, bookmarks and the ability for a user to record themselves reading a book.

What grade is a level F reader? ›

Support your students in grades 1-2 with these fiction and nonfiction Level F titles! As your students progress from very basic to more complex texts with new words and text patterns, your classroom library will need to support these changing needs.

What can I use instead of leveled readers? ›

Decodable books or passages are text sources that focus or emphasize words that are phonetically correct - words that can be sounded out and closely align with the rules of our language. These are not the same as leveled readers or leveled literacy books.

What does research say about leveled readers? ›

Many of these reading level systems claim to be backed by research. But when one digs a little deeper, the claims appear shallow. More and more research is showing that students benefit from reading well above their assigned level.

Is reading level H good? ›

At levels H and I, readers are able to automatically recognize a large number of words and can quickly apply word-solving strategies to multi-syllable words with inflectional endings, prefixes, and suffixes.

What grade is reading level H equivalent to? ›

Reading Level Chart
Grade LevelGuided ReadingDRA Level
Grade 1H14
I16
J18
Grade 2K20
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What is the highest HMH reading score? ›

Lexile (1996) — This is a number indicating the reading demand of the text in terms of the semantic difficulty (vocabulary) and syntactic complexity (sentence length). The Lexile scale ranges from 200 to 1700.

What age is level 7 reading? ›

Level 7. Recommended reading age 6 - 7 years. Children can read complex sentences fairly fluently, taking note of punctuation. They use expression and do not rely on illustrations to help them.

What age is level 5 reading? ›

What are the Book Band colours?
Book BandEmergingExpected
Green (Level 5)Year 2Year 1
Orange (Level 6)Year 2Year 1
Turquoise (Level 7)Year 2
Purple (Level 8)Year 2
14 more rows

What level should a 10 year old be reading? ›

What are the different reading level systems?
Approximate GradeLexile LevelFountas and Pinnell Level
91205L to 1520LZ+
101250L to 1570LZ+
111295L to 1610LZ+
121295L to 1610LZ+
9 more rows
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Is it bad to read books below your level? ›

There are a lot of benefits to reading books that are both below and above your ability level. Reading slightly above your level makes you work harder to understand what is going on, and to decipher the vocabulary. While reading below your ability level can help with fluency and confidence.

Why are lexile levels bad? ›

Potentially Harmful: Restriction of Reading

A narrow application of the Lexile Framework will needlessly limit readers' choices, keeping readers in a narrow range of texts (Carter, 2000).

Why shouldn't we use fountas and pinnell? ›

Fountas and Pinnell have released only one study to support the Benchmark Assessment System's accuracy. But even their own study casts doubt on the reliability of the test. The study showed that a student reading two books rated at the same level would often get different results on the assessment.

What's wrong with guided reading? ›

The problem is that guided reading is flawed from the beginning. Guided reading levels are arbitrary, they are not normed, and they cannot be relied upon for accuracy. The role of background knowledge and vocabulary isn't really considered.

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