Narrative Benchmark books

August 11, 2021

Freddy adds contemporary benchmark books to those already identified by Jeanne Chall and the CCSS.

Grade LevelSourceTitleWord Recognition Curriculum
End of Grade 1High recognitionGreen Eggs & Ham*
Beginning of Grade 2CCSSThe Fire Cat600 most-frequent (& inflected endings) + words in higher zones with 1-3 letters
High recognitionFrog and Toad
Contemporary
  • Ling and Ting
  • Fly High, Fly Guy
Middle of Grade 2CCSSThe Treasure1,000 most-frequent (& inflected endings) + words in higher zones with 1- 4 letters
High recognitionHenry & Mudge
Contemporary
  • Those Shoes
  • Grandfather Counts
End of Grade 2CCSSTops & Bottoms1,000 most frequent words (& inflected endings) + words in higher zones with 1-5 letters
High recognitionGood Luck, Ronald Morgan
Contemporary
  • Dear Primo
  • Amazing Grace
Middle of Grade 3CCSSThe Lighthouse Family1700 most-frequent words (U = 50) + words with 1-5 letters in harder zones
High recognitionThe Stories Julian Tells
Contemporary
  • Stevie
  • Pepita Talks Twice
End of Grade 3CCSSSarah: Plain & Tall2,500 most-frequent words (U=30) + words with 1-6 letters in harder zones
High recognitionBeezus & Ramona
Contemporary
  • Ghost Wings
  • Angel Child, Dragon Child
Grade 4CCSSThe Black Stallion*
High recognitionSoup & Me
ContemporaryBecause of Winn-Dixie
Grade 5CCSSHiggins the Great*
High recognitionIsland of the Blue Dolphin
ContemporaryThe Birchbark House

* Information forthcoming

Narrative Benchmark books

May 5, 2011

Freddy adds contemporary benchmark books to those already identified by Jeanne Chall and the CCSS.

 

Grade LevelSourceTitleWord Recognition Curriculum
End of Grade 1High recognitionGreen Eggs & Ham*
Beginning of Grade 2CCSSThe Fire Cat600 most-frequent (& inflected endings) + words in higher zones with 1-3 letters  
High recognitionFrog and Toad
Contemporary
  • Ling and Ting
  • Fly High, Fly Guy
Middle of Grade 2CCSSThe Treasure1,000 most-frequent (& inflected endings) + words in higher zones with 1- 4 letters
High recognitionHenry & Mudge
Contemporary
  • Those Shoes
  • Grandfather Counts
End of Grade 2CCSSTops & Bottoms1,000 most frequent words (& inflected endings) + words in higher zones with 1-5 letters
High recognitionGood Luck, Ronald Morgan
Contemporary
  • Dear Primo
  • Amazing Grace
Middle of Grade 3CCSSThe Lighthouse Family1700 most-frequent words (U = 50) + words with 1-5 letters in harder zones
High recognitionThe Stories Julian Tells
Contemporary
  • Stevie
  • Pepita Talks Twice
 End of Grade 3CCSSSarah: Plain & Tall2,500 most-frequent words (U=30) + words with 1-6 letters in harder zones
High recognitionBeezus & Ramona
Contemporary
  • Ghost Wings
  • Angel Child, Dragon Child
Grade 4CCSSThe Black Stallion*
High recognitionSoup & Me
ContemporaryBecause of Winn-Dixie
Grade 5CCSSHiggins the Great*
High recognitionIsland of the Blue Dolphin
ContemporaryThe Birchbark House

* Information forthcoming