Matching Books to Readers is a time saver for teachers. There is theory here, but there is also practicality. It provides suggestions for a range of book in a classroom library so that the needs of all students are addressed.
If you are using Guded Reading in your classroom, you will find this book of great value. The authors have again provided valuable information for the classroom teacher. The text is an excellent, easy read. The book also includes a list of books with a Guided Reading level as well as Word Count that makes Running Records a lot easier.
One of its best features is the leveling of children books in the appendix. This can be used by the teacher to order (names and addresses of publishers are provided) or to provide books for students based on a variety of levels.
It is a good companion for Guided Reading... perfect for any teacher who is trying to develop a balanced reading/writing program