This is a handy chart to easily convert DRA, Guided Reading & AR Levels with Grade Level Equivalencies as well as reading development stages. ***the color coding is a system I used to label my books in first grade and found it especially handy when I was a reading specialist.
This is my take on vocab pockets. I put a variety of high level adjectives for common words such as happy or sad into jewellery bags and hung them onto hooks to encourage children to use them to expand their vocabulary. Jeweller bags were £2 from eBay, bargain!!!