For those who are teachers on Raz-Kids, of course you have to know how to use the platform, including changing the reading level on Raz-Kids for your students. If you really want to change the reading level of your students on Raz-Kids, it is actually easy. You are able to read the text below to get that information.
How to Change the Students’ Reading Level on Raz Kids?
Remember that Kids A-Z Reading Room has a digital library of resources which can be read by the students. The students will be able to find relevant, high-interest content easily and quickly as the homepage is dynamic.
If you are a teacher who uses Raz-Kids, you may want to change Reading Room for your students. So, how to do that? For your information, you are able to do that by selecting which reading levels and content categories can be viewed by the students. By default, the students have access to books three levels below and also two levels above the Learning A-Z reading level where they are assigned. Also, they are able to access English and Spanish books.
Here is a simple way to change Reading Level for your students on Raz Kids:
- At the first step, you are able to access your Classroom Roster. To access it, you need to select Manage Students, and then select Roster.
- After that, you have to select the Raz-Plus or Raz-Kids tab.
- The next step that you have to do is to select the individual student, group of the students or the whole class.
- Under the Reading Room column, you are able to select the Edit icon and choose Customize.
- Now, you need to use the pop-up window for customizing the Reading Room experience for your students.
- Lastly, you have to select Save and Close to save your settings.
If you want to give your students access to a range of levels dependent on their individual assigned level, then you are able to do that by using the drop-down menus to select the number of levels which you want your students to have access to above and below their current assigned reading level. It is going to be implemented to all students in the classroom regardless of their assignment. Also, it is going to adjust automatically when they progress through the program.
Level Correlation Chart on Raz-Kids
Level correlation chart explains how learning A-Z levels correlate to other levelling systems typically discovered in leveled reading materials. To measure complexity of the text, objective and subjective leveling criteria are utilized by the Learning A-Z Text Leveling System in English and Spanish. As a teacher on Raz Kids, you have to use your professional judgment of additional qualitative criteria with the reader and task considerations. This is done to signify if an individual book at a given level is compatible for a student.
|Learning A-Z Text Levelling System||Grade||Ages||Lexile|
|aa||K||4 – 6||BR70L-10L|
|A||K||4 – 6||BR70L-10L|
|B||K||4 – 6||BR40L-160L|
|C||K||4 – 6||BR40L – 160L|
|D||1||4 – 7||160L – 310L|
|E||1||6 – 7||160L-310L|
|F||1||6 – 7||300L-450L|
|G||1||6 – 7||300L-450L|
|H||1||6 – 7||430L-530L|
|I||1||6 – 7||430L-530L|
|J||1||6 – 8||430L-530L|
|K||2||7 – 8||510L-620L|
|L||2||7 – 8||510L-620L|
|M||2||7 – 8||530L-810L|
|N||2||7 – 8||530L-810L|
|O||2||7 – 8||600L-850L|
|P||2||7 – 8||600L-850L|
|Q||3||7 – 9||660L-930L|
|R||3||8 – 9||660L-930L|
|S||3||8 – 9||790L-940L|
|T||3||8 – 9||790L-940L|
|U||4||8 – 11||820L-1030L|
|V||4||9 – 11||820L-1030L|
|W||4||9 – 11||820L-1030L|
|X||5||9 – 11||890L-1080L|
|Y||5||9 – 11||890L-1080L|
|Z||5||9 – 11||890L-1080L|
|Z1||5+||9 – 11+||920L-1120L|
|Z2||5+||9 – 11+||920L-1120L|
Criteria for Leveling Learning A-Z Books
According to the official site of Raz-Kids, there are many criteria for leveling learning A-Z books.
- Concept load
- Illustration support
- Sentence complexity
- Sentence length
- The number of different words
- The number of high-frequency words
- The number of low-frequency words to total words
- The pattern and repetition of language
- The ratio of dissimilar words to the total words
- The ratio of high frequency words to the total words
- The ratio of low frequency words to the total words
- The spacing, print size, and number of the words per page.
- Topic familiarity
- Word count
How to Monitor the Students’ Reading Progress?
To monitor the students’ reading progress, you are able to use Benchmark Passages or Benchmark Books (Levels aa-JJ) and their associated resources. For your information, Benchmark Passages are short text selections which are one part of a three-part process to assist put the students at their instructional levels for leveled reading sessions and to assess their readiness to move to the next level. Benchmark Books are one part of a three-part process to be able to assist assess the instructional level of the students for leveled reading sessions and their readiness to move to the next level.
In the text below, you will be able to see the schedule of assessment in Raz Kids.
- Development Level: Beginning readers
Reading Level: Levels aa-C
Schedule: Every 2 to 4 weeks
- Development Level: Developing readers
Reading Level: Levels D-J
Schedule: Every 4 to 6 weeks
- Development Level: Effective readers
Reading Level: Levels K-P
Schedule: Every 6 to 8 weeks
- Development Level: Automatic readers
Reading Level: Levels Q-Z
Schedule: Every 8 to 10 weeks
- Development Level: Beginning readers
It is crucial to note that the students who are not moving at the rate which is expected must be assessed more frequently than the Assessment Schedule suggests.
Well, the text above is an explanation about changing reading levels on Raz Kids. And other information about leveling and monitoring the students’ reading progress. For those who want to get more information about Raz-Kids, then you are able to access the official site of Raz-Kids. Also, there are several video tutorials that you can find on Youtube about how to use the platform.