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Accelerated Reader (AR) Level

There are four main book leveling systems used in schools across the country -- Lexile, Fountas & Pinnell (Guided Reading), DRA, and Accelerated Reader (AR). When we initially made our leveled list, we had to pick one of these systems to base them on, so we decided to use Fountas & Pinnell (Guided Reading Levels). However, if your school uses the Accelerated Reader (AR) system, our lists can still be helpful to you. The chart below shows the lists that correspond with each grade level (and thus AR range).

First Grade:  AR 1.0 - 1.9

The following book lists will be helpful (based on Fountas & Pinnell first grade levels):


Second Grade
:  AR 2.0 - 2.9

The following book lists will be helpful (based on Fountas & Pinnell second grade levels):


Third Grade
:  AR 3.0 - 3.9

The following book lists will be helpful (based on Fountas & Pinnell third grade levels):


Fourth Grade
:  AR 4.0 - 4.9

The following book lists will be helpful (based on Fountas & Pinnell fourth grade levels):


Fifth Grade
:  AR 5.0 - 5.9

The following book lists will be helpful (based on Fountas & Pinnell fifth grade levels):


Sixth Grade
:  AR 6.0 - 6.9

The following book lists will be helpful (based on Fountas & Pinnell sixth grade levels):


Above Sixth Grade

The last Fountas & Pinnell level is for middle school grades: