• How Do I Find a Book's Level?


    Just apply the Goldilocks Principle!
    When you read books that are neither too easy nor too difficult, you are more likely to enjoy reading, build comprehension, and add to your vocabulary. Use what you know about yourself as a reader to choose books that are "just right."
    What’s ZPD?
    When a reader chooses books that are “just right,” he/she can improve vocabulary and comprehension faster than if reading books that are too easy or too hard. We will refer to this reading level as the Zone of Proximal Development or ZPD. The ZPD suggests the readability-level range from which you should be selecting books for optimal growth in reading without frustration. The ZPD is the range of books that will challenge your reader without causing frustration or a loss of motivation. 
    Use these websites to help you find books that are in your zone:
    Click here to view a video showing how to use ARBookFind