Level J

Level J readers are able to process a wide variety of texts, including short informational texts, short fictional stories, and longer illustrated chapter books. Level J readers automatically recognize a large number of high-frequency words, and quickly use word-solving strategies for complex spelling patterns, multisyllable words, compound words, and many words with inflectional endings, plurals, contractions, and possessives. When reading out loud, they are able to demonstrate appropriate rate, phrasing, intonation, and word stress.

At Level J, readers process texts with complex sentences (containing prepositional phrases, adjectives, clauses, and many compound sentences), multiple episodes, more elaborate story lines, several chapters, and unusual formats such as letters or questions followed by answers. With early reading skills under control, readers can follow more complex story lines. Level J readers understand dimensional characters, identify with them, and feel empathy. They can talk about a character’s motivations and feelings, and can sometimes predict what may happen next based on knowledge of the characters or the type of story they’re reading.

Purchase our entire collection of Level I-J Danny Books in the Danny Leveled Set I-J.