Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Scholastic Book Wizard

I found a little jewel that I want to share with you:
 

I was looking for a book leveler - and last time I looked I had found one for $1.99 or something, but I'm such a cheapo, I decided to wait. Then I found this one from Scholastic called Book Wizard for free. 

I used it last week and I love it! 
So Kiddo A is reading a book like this during centers:


Well, I can tell right away that this is way too hard for Kiddo A and they need to find another book so they can make their teacher happy. LOL

I have this on my phone and what I do is scan the bar code on the back of the book and it will come up with all this information. You can decide if you want to look at the DRA level, or the Guided Reading level, or Grade Level Equivalent. 

The only frustrating/annoying thing is that I'll try to scan a book - that I've gotten from Scholastic! and it will say they don't have information on it. I've found this is happening with books that say they are printed by Scholastic - or something like that. {I mean, get it together, people - this is a free app I'm trying to use!} 

Anyway, it has been very helpful for the last week and a half when I'm trying to get my kiddos to read just right books!






7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the app suggestion! I'm always looking for a way to make leveling easier.

    Amanda
    A Very Curious Class

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  2. Getting the right books into their hands is key. Technology is too cool.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. They sure do try to fool me though!
      Sara

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  3. I use this tool online, but didn't know they had an app. Thanks!

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