Reading Level Correlations

Red Rocket Readers are organised into levels which are assigned colours to make them easy to identify at a glance. This system originated in New Zealand and has been adopted in many parts of the world as the standard for leveled readers.

Each title has been assigned a Red Rocket Intervention Level based on the author’s many years experience teaching Reading Recovery.

Guided Reading Levels provided are the official levels as independently assessed by Fountas and Pinnell (Heinemann).

Lexile® Measures provided for all Red Rocket Readers titles are official.

DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment) Levels are correlations assigned according to the guidelines found in Developmental Reading Assessment Resource Guide. Joetta Beaver, Celebration Press, 1997.

Book Bands – the colour levels shown match the UK Book Bands in which Magenta is known as Pink, Silver is sometimes shown as White and Emerald as Lime.

To view the specific levels for each individual title download the Red Rocket Title List. Alternatively visit the Bookshop and filter by title or level as required.