Color and Shapes Leveled Reading System Labels without Numbers
Leveled Reading Label System—disguise your numbered leveled book system from students and parents!
This blog entry is devoted to a disguised system for labeling leveled readers with shapes and colors. The shapes, as well as the colors in this chart, are in alphabetical order. By being in alphabetical order, teachers can remember levels. See all printable pages, below, to print. The colors in alphabetical order are: blue, green, orange, red, yellow. The shapes in alphabetical order are: circle, heart, hexagon, square, then star. The charts of single colors and shapes may be printed, cut apart, and taped onto leveled books so children are unaware of the level number of the book. Teachers could decide whether or not to reveal the chart to parents. The children will be aware of the increased difficulty of books, but this is not as obvious as using a numbered system. I found baskets that matched the colors, too, at REALLY GOOD STUFF. I found paper punches of the shapes at CREATIVE MEMORIES. I’m sure other options are available.
Parents won’t be able to do much bragging about their child’s reading level as they will by mystified by this system! Kids can’t put each other down about who is a better reader by naming number or letter levels. But once understood, the teacher will have no difficulty knowing the reading levels. Clever!
Here are the labels for the book baskets: BASKET LABELS all PDF
Happy disguised reading, Carolyn
The entire system on one 26 page PDF: Entire shapes and color label system on one PDF
Or, print individual PDF pages, below: