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For a WFH job, I'm looking for examples of beginning readers with about a 2.0 reading level (Flesch-Kinkaid) and 2500 words. The closest I have found are Mercy Watson and Nate the Great, but they have fewer words and a higher reading level. Anybody know a book or series that gets very close to 2.0 and 2500 words?

Thanks!
#1 - August 14, 2014, 08:32 AM
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Maybe PINKY AND REX series. But the reading level is closer to 3.
#2 - August 14, 2014, 09:02 AM
NED THE KNITTING PIRATE, GRIMELDA series,
CITY SHAPES, DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS, ONE SNOWY DAY, PIZZA PIG, and more...
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The books in Scholastic's Branches series like KUNG POW CHICKEN and PRINCESS PINK are close to that word count and they place them in Grade 2 reading level. Not sure how that correlates with FK level though.
 
#3 - August 14, 2014, 02:46 PM
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mine ears are burning...


The Branches site does list all the word counts and levels for each series: http://www.scholastic.com/branches/index.htm  But I think the ones Katy suggested are the closest to that.
#4 - August 14, 2014, 03:14 PM
THIS LITTLE PIGGY (AN OWNER'S MANUAL), Aladdin PIX June 2017 :pigsnort
KUNG POW CHICKEN 1-4, Scholastic 2014 :chicken

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Yes! I should have acknowledged you as the gifted writer, Arte! My bad. :-)
#5 - August 14, 2014, 03:22 PM
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lol it's ok...I still find it weird that there are books out with my name on them.  :hiding3
#6 - August 14, 2014, 03:30 PM
THIS LITTLE PIGGY (AN OWNER'S MANUAL), Aladdin PIX June 2017 :pigsnort
KUNG POW CHICKEN 1-4, Scholastic 2014 :chicken

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Sorry, forgot to come back and thank you all! Cyndi, KUNG POW CHICKEN is terrific. I think it's hilarious that the little sibling is an unhatched egg!
#7 - August 23, 2014, 06:51 AM
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