Choosing Books for Independent Reading Grades 5-8
Students in grades 5-8 are administered the Star Reading Assessment two times during the school year- September and February. One of the purposes of the assessment is to identify your child’s Independent Reading Level also called the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD). Your child’s Zone of Proximal Development is the range of readability that is neither too difficult, nor too easy, but where your child makes optimal growth in their comprehension and fluency. Books can be found within your child’s range on the AR Book finder website. Ask your child’s reading teacher for more details about your child’s ZPD. Click below for the link and directions for finding a book in your child’s ZPD.