Guided Reading Levels & Common Core Reading

Leveled Readers

Not all leveled readers are created equal. Journeys Common Core uses the Common Core to engage students and build comprehension skills with materials leveled to ensure all readers receive the proper support and challenge.


Leveled Readers by Irene Fountas

Leveled by consulting author Irene Fountas, Journeys Common Core Leveled Readers apply comprehension skills and strategies from the core lessons and support students at their instructional level.

Irene Fountas Leveled Readers

Eight-Page Teacher Guide

Journeys Common Core Leveled Readers are supported by an eight-page Teacher Guide, designed by Irene Fountas, which encourages students to think deeply about the text and provides opportunities to write about their reading.

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Range of Readability Levels

With a wide range of readability levels at each grade, you can be sure to find age- and grade level-appropriate text, along with plenty of nonfiction (informational) text selections to choose from (up to Lexile® measure 1080).

View the complete listing of Journeys Common Core © 2014 Edition Leveled Readers online. The Leveled Reader Database allows you to search by Grade Level, Title, Skill, Genre, and Guided Reading Level.

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HMH Readers App

The HMH Readers app for iPad® provides leveled books for all students, whether they read on, below, or above grade level. HMH Readers features audio, highlighting and bookmarks.

Download on the App Store

Leveled Reading Teacher Guides by Irene Fountas

With each eight-page Teacher Guide for every Leveled Reader, you will find instruction to help students think deeply about the text, enabling them to respond to reading through writing and additional activities while working with the text.

Available for each Leveled Reader, Running Records provide an assessment of individual progress by recording a student’s key reading behaviors and conceptual understanding, which should be documented over time to show student progress.

All Leveled Reader Teacher Guide PDF files for the Journeys Common Core © 2014 Edition can be found at

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