The following is a collection of typescripts created by the Watson Literacy Center to represent our own children’s and young adult literature collection.

  • Typescripts are created to assist educators in the process of miscue analysis
  • A typescript is a form of a running record created from authentic pieces of children’s and young adult literature
  • Typescripts assist educators in assessing a student’s reading level
  • Each text is given a Lexile Reading Level if available
  • A blank typescript template is also included and may be used to create a typescript for a text that is not in the Watson Literacy Center’s collection

Title Author Lexile 
A Color of His Own Lionni, Leo AD640L
A Corner of the Universe Martin, Ann M. 750L
A Single Shard Park, Linda Sue 920L
A True and Faithful Narrative Sturtevant, Katherine 950L
A voice for Kansas McArthur, Debra x
A Wrinkle in Time L'Engle, Madeleine 74DL
Abe's Fish A Boyhood Tale of Abraham Lincoln Bryant, Jen AD580L
Abiyoyo Hayas, Michael AD610L
All Families are Special Norma Simon x
Amber on the Mountain Johnston, Tony 4801
Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm Parish, Herman X
America is her name Rodriguez, Luis J. X
Amung the Hidden Haddix, Margaret Peterson 800L
An Angel for Solomon Singer Rylant, Cynthia 1120L
Angels Turn Their Backs Buffie, Margaret  X
Arrow to the Sun McDermott, Gerald  480L
Aunt Flossie's Hats Howard, Elizabeth  400L
Baby in a Basket Rand, Gloria AD730L
Baby rattlesnake  Ata, Te  AD550L
Baby Says Steptoe, John x
Bad Kitty  Bruel, Nick  AD280L
Beanbag Marriot, Janice  290L
Beauty and The Beast Hautzig, Deborah  x
Because of Winn Dixie Dicamillo, Kate 610L
Becoming Naomi Leon Ryan, Pam Munox 830L
Bedtime for Frances Hoban, Russell  360L
Beyond the Mango Tree Zemser, Amy Bronwen 840L
Belinda in Paris Young, Amy AD550L
Big, Bigger, BIGGEST! Coffelt, Nancy 420L
Bloomability Creech, Sharon  850L
Brand-new Pencils, Brand-new Books deGroat, Diane 620L
Bridge to Terabithia Paterson, Katherine 810L
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain Aardema, Verna  x
Bully Trouble Cole, Joanna  280L
Bunnicula Strikes Again! Howe, James  860L
Buttermilk Hill White, Ruth 790L
Canyons Paulsen, Gary  930L
Cat's Colors Cabrera, Jane 80L
Charlotte's Web White, E.B.  680L
Cheyenne Again Bunting, Eve  ADR60L
Christmas in the Country Rylant, Cynthia & Goode, Diane AD630L
Circle Unbroken Raven, Margot Theis AD1050L
Class Picture Day Buckless, Andrea  370L
Click Clack Quackity Quack  Cornin, Doreen and Lewin, Betsy  450L
Come Sunday Grimes, Nikki  AD960L
Confessions of a Closet Catholic Littman, Sarah Darer 930L
Cookie's Week de Paola, Tomie  & Ward, Cindy 100L
Criss Cross Perkins, Lynne Rae 820L
David Gets in Trouble Shannon, David BR
David Goes to School Shannon, David BR
Dear Mr. Blueberry James, Simon  AD660L
Dia's story cloth Dia Cha 1050L
Differences  Arantowigz, Gerard  X
Dinothesaurus Florian, Douglas X
Dirt on Their Skirts Rappaport, Doreen  520L
Discover the World of Monster Noises Steer, Dugald  X
Do You Know What I'll Do? Zolotow, Charlotte AD300L
Dog Heaven Rylant, Cynthia AD820L
Dogteam Paulson, Gary AD960L
Down the Road Schertle, Alice AD580L
Duck and a Book Shannon, David X
Earrings! Viorst, Judith 470L
Edith Ellen Eddy Granger, Julee Ann X
Ella Enchanted Levine, Gail Carson  670L750L
Esperanza Rising Ryan, Pam Munoz  750L
Fairytale News Hawkins, Colin and Jacqui  AD730L
Finding the Titanic Ballard, Robert D. 540L
Fly Away Home Bunting, Eve  450L
Football Fugitive   730L
Francie English, Karen  660L
Fudge-A-Mania Blume, Judy 490L
Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal  Fleischman, Paul  AD700L
Going North Harrington, Janice N. AD700L
Golden Tales:  Myths, Legends, and Folktales from Latin America Delacre, Lulu X
Grandfather's Journey Say, Allen AD650L
Grandpa was a cowboy Sullivan, Silky X
Grassamer Lowry, Lois X
Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss 30L
Habibi Nye, Naomi Shihab 580L
Half Upon a Time Riley, James 820L
Halfback Attack Christopher, Matt  820L
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Rowling, J.K. 940L
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Rowling, J.K 880L
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Rowling, J.K 880L
Headfirst Into the Oatmeal Taylor, Sean  X
Here Lies Arthur Reeve, Philip 890L
Hi Fly Guy   280L
Home for a bunny  Brown, Margaret Wise X
Home Run  Burleigh, Robert  AD280L
Hop on Pop Dr. Seuss BR
Hope Was Here Bauer, Joan  710L
How Many Days to America? Bunting, Eve  460L
How to Make an Apple Pie and see the world Priceman, Marjorie AD590L
How Raven Brought Light to People Dixon, Ann  X
Hungry, Hungry Sharks! Wynne, Patricia  X
I Just Forgot Mayer, Mercer AD490L
I Like It When… Murphy, Mary BR
I love Animals  McDonnell, Flora  BR
I Love Boats McDonnell, Flora  X
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly Hansen, Joyce  820L
I Want To Be Moss, Thylias 640L
If not for the cat Prelutsky, Jack X
If You Give a Pig a Pancake Numeroff, Laura Joff 570L
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies Numeroff, Laura Joff AD240L
If you're not from the prairie... Bouchard, David  0
Incredible Journey   1320L
Interrupting Chicken   AD300L
Into the Labyrinth Townley, Roderick X
Is Your Mama a Llama Guarnio, Deborah  290L
It's Going to be perfect  Nancy, Carlson AD330L
Jazz on a Saturday Night Dillon, Leo and Diane AD580L
Just a Mess Mayer, Mercer AD80L
Just For You Mayer, Mercer AD580L
Kamishiebai Man Say, Allen AD690L
Keeper Appelt, Kathi 770L
Knuffle Bunny Willems, Mo  120L
Legends in Sports Babe Ruth Christopher, Matt  990L
Lester's Dog Hesse, Karen AD760L
"Let's Get a Pup," Said Kate Graham, Bob X
Letters From Camp Sarrantonio, Al  X
Lincoln; A Photobiography Freedman, Russell  NC1040L
Lissy's Friends   X
Living in the Sky Pattrick, Steve  X
Lon PoPo: A Red-Riding Hood Story Young, Ed  X
Long Shot Fowler, Marie  600L
Looking Like Me Myers, Walter Dean X
LOST Johnson, Paul B. & Lewis, Celeste 490L
Man on the Moon Suen, Anastasia AD230L
Martin's Big Words Rappaport, Doreen  AD410L
Max's Words Banks, Kate  420L
Mermaids    X
Mirette on the high wire  McCully, Emily  580L
Money Hungry Flake, Sharon G.  650L
More More More said the Baby  Williams, Vera B.  AD480L
Mr. Gumpy's Motor Car Burningham, John  AD40L
Mrs. Katz and Tush Polacco, Patricia 530L
Mud Ray, Mary Lyn 320L
Mrs. Wishy-Washy Cowley, Joy AD50L
My Big Brother Fisher, Valorie . X
My Brother Sam is Dead Lincoln, James & Collier, Christopher 770L
My name is Bilal Mobin-Uddin, Asma 570L
My Name is Maria Isabel Ada, Ahna Flor  860L
My New Boy Phillips, Joan 130L
My Place Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins X
My side of the Mountain George, Jean Craighead  810L
Nettie's Trip South  Turner, Ann 860L
Night of the Gargoyles Bunting, Eve  AD1090L
Nightmare Hour Stine, R.L. X
No Two Snowflakes   X
Number the Stars Lowry, Lois 670L
Officer Buckle and Gloria Rathmann, Peggy  510L
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Dr. Seuss 180L
One Smart Chick Shipton, Paul X
Owl Moon Yolenm, Jane  630L
Pepe and Papa Hayward, Linda BR
Piggies Wood, Don and Audrey 270L
Pirates Past Noon Osborne, Mary Pope 290L
Pumpkin Pumpkin  Titherington, Jeanne 260L
Quick as a Cricket Wood, Audrey 240L
Rapunzel Zelinsky, Paul O.  AD700L
Redwoods Chin, Jason NC1100L
Reef of Death Zindel, Paul 740L
Rimwalkers Grove, Vicki 1030L
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Taylor, Mildred D.  920L
Rough Sketch Beginning  Berry, James  X
Roxaboxen McLerran, Alice AD710L
Ruby Lu, Brave and True Look, Lenore 640L
Rules Lord, Cynthia 780L
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Coerr, Eleanor  630L
Sail Away Crews, Donald  330L
Sarah plain and tall MacLachlan, Patricia  560L
Saturdays and Tea Cakes   AD840L
Saturday at the New You Barber, Barbara AD710L
Save the Queen of Sheba   1070L
Say Cheese and Die! Stine, R.L. 390L
Secret of Cannonball Cove Campbell, Andre & Pattrick, Steve  X
Secret Place Bunting, Eve  AD590L
Series of Unfortunate Events:  Bad Beginning Snicket, Lemony 1010L
Shakespeare's Scribe Blackwood, Gary 870L
Shark in the Sea Joanne Ryder X
Silent to the Bone Konigsburg, E.L. 810L
Silly Sally Wood, Audrey AD680L
Sirena Napoli, Donna Jo  540L
Slim and Miss Prim Kinerk, Robert AD660L
Sloppy Tiger Bedtime Cowley, Joy 310L
Smoky Night Bunting, Eve  360L
Snakes!   NC1000L
Snow Day! Laminack, Lester L. 350L
Snowflake Bentley Martin, Jacqueline Briggs AD830L
So B. It Weeks, Sarah 860L
So You Want to be President St. George, Judith  730L
Socks Anonymous X
Someday Is Not a Day of the Week Brennan-Nelson, Denise  X
Space Osborne, Will & Osborne, Mary Pope   700L
Spider-Man's Amazing Powers Buckley Jr., James  940L
Strega Nona de Paola, Tomie  & Ward, Cindy AD660L
Tap Dancing on the Roof Park, Linda Sue X
Tar Beach  Ringgold, Faith AD790L
Terrific Agee, Jon 440L
The 100th Day of School Medearis, Angela Shelf 340L
The Case of the Cat's Meow Bonsall, Crosby 310L
The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County Harrington, Janice N. AD620L
The Day Gogo Went to Vote Sisulu, Elinor Batezat 780L
The dinosaurs Kerley, Barbara AD550L
The Divide  Bedard, Michael X
The dog who cried wolf  Kasza, Keiko 390L
The Earth and I Asch, Frank  50L
The Emerald Wand of Oz Smith, Sherwood X
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi van Allsburgh, Chris AD580L
The Gardener Stewart, Sarah AD570L
The Girls Koss, Amy Goldman 710L
The Great Fuzz Frenzy Stevens, Janet and Crummel, Susan Stevens 420L
The Great Good Thing Townley, Roderick 620L
The Gulls of the Edmund Fitzgerald   X
The Haunted Mask Stine, R.L. 420L
The Haunting Hour Stine, R.L. X
The House on Mango Street Cisneros, Sandra 870L
The Hungry Caterpillar Carle, Eric AD460L
The Important Book  Brown, Margaret Wise  AD580L
The Incredible Hulk's Book of Strength Buckley, Jr., James X
The Incredible Journey Burnford, Sheila 1320L
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Selznick, Brian 820L
The Kiss That Missed Melling, David X
The Legend of Luke  Jacques, Brian  880L
The Lightning Thief Riordan, Rick GN470L
The Little Old Lady who danced on the moon  Taylor, Bonnie Highsmith  X
The Littlest Leaguer   610L
The Magic Thief Prineas, Sarah 680L
The Man Who Kept House Asbornsen, PC & Moe, JE 880L
The Moonflower Loewer, Peter and Jean X
The Mountain That Loved a Bird McLerran, Alice 720L
The Mystery of Eatum Hall Kelly, John and Cathy Tinknell X
The Napping House Wood, Audrey X
The Other Way to Listen  Baylor, Byrd and Peter Parnall  AD410L
The Prisoner Wellen, Edward X
The Recess Queen O'Neill, Alexis AD450L
The Relatives Came Rylant, Cynthia  AD940L
The Secrets of Droon Abbott, Tony X
The Serpent Came to Gloucester  Anderson, M.T.  X
The Shakespeare Stealer Blackwood, Gary 840L
The Snowy Day Keats, Ezra Jack  AD500L
The Someday House Shelby, Anne  AD530L
The Squiggle Schaefer, Carole Lexa  370L
The Starplace Grove, Vicki 1000L
The Summer of the Swans Byars, Betsy 830L
The Surprise Shannon, George X
The Sweetest Fig van Allsburgh, Chris AD5330L
The Tale of Despereaux Dicamillo, Kate 670L
The Thief Lord Funke, Cornelia 640L
The three little pigs  Kellog, Steven  X
The True Story Of The 3 Little Pigs! Scieszka, Jon  X
The Wanderer Sharon Creech 830L
The Wild Girls   630L
The Willoughbys Lowry, Lois 790L
The Wish Levine, Gail Carson X
The Wonderful Happens Rylant, Cynthia  X
The Wreck of the Zephyr van Allsburgh, Chris 500L
The Year of the Dog Lin, Grace 690L
This Year's Garden Rylant, Cynthia  420L
Three by the Sea Marshall, Edward 60L
Thunder and Lightning Pfeffer, Wendy  430L
Tiny Snail Bronson, Tammy Carter X
Trevor's Wiggly-Wobbly Tooth Laminack, Lester L. AD650L
Tulip Sees America Rylant, Cynthia & Desimini Lisa AD530L
Turtle on a Fence Post Wood, June Rae 790L
Two Small Vials Graffam, Elsin Ann X
Violet's Music Johnson, Angela X
Water Dance Locker, Thomas 310L
Water Hole Waiting Kurtz, Jane and Christopher AD280L
Ways to Live Forever Nicholls, Sally 580L
We Got Here Together Stafford, Kim X
Welcome to Camp Nightmare Stine, R.L. 580L
Welcome to Dinsmore  Boniface, William  X
When I Was Young in the Mountains   AD980L
When the Shadbush Blooms Messinger, Carla w/ Susan Katz NC860L
When You Reach Me Stead, Rebecca 750L
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears Aardema, Verna 770L
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Fox, Mem AD760L
William's Doll Zolotow, Charlotte 840L
Wings Myers, Christopher AD400L
Winnie the Witch Paul, Korky X
Witch, Witch, Come to my Party Druce, Arden AD310L
Year Mom Won the Pennant Christopher, Matt  610L
Zorgamazoo Weston, Robert Paul 700L