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Accelerated Reader (AR) Level

There are four main book leveling systems used in schools across the country are Lexile, Fountas & Pinnell (Guided Reading), DRA, and Accelerated Reader (AR). When we initially made our leveled list, we had to pick two of these systems to base them on, so we decided to use Fountas & Pinnell (Guided Reading Levels) & DRA. Unfortunately, at this point, we do not have sets specifically for Lexile or Accelerated Reader. 

However, if your school uses the Accelerated Reader (AR) system, our lists can still be helpful to you. The chart below shows the Guided Reading lists that correspond with each grade level (and thus AR range).

1st Grade:  AR 1.0-1.9

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

2nd Grade:  AR 2.0-2.9

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


3rd Grade:  AR 3.0-3.9

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

4th Grade:  AR 4.0-4.9

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


5th Grade:  AR 5.0-5.9

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

6th 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: