The Level I shelf contains longer books and some short chapter books. Students must develop skill in accumulating information across a story. These Level I books contain more complex literary language, more complex vocabulary, and often more technical vocabulary, especially in informational books. The Level I books have minimal picture support, which requires readers to use the text to make clear mental images and connections to their own experiences in life or in other books.
The books in this library shelf are also included in the complete Grade 1 Below Benchmark Classroom Library. For complete details about the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Classroom Libraries please visit CalkinsLibraries.com.