DRP-BookLink

Find books that match your curriculum needs as well as student abilities and interests. DRP tests report each student's reading ability in DRP units. With DRP BookLink, you can match that ability with the text complexity of literature and popular titles used in and outside of the classroom.

Teachers can use BookLink to:

  • Find popular titles that complement their curricula – the latest version includes more than 38,000 titles analyzed for text complexity and assigned a value on the DRP Scale of Text Complexity
  • Create individual reading lists according to grade, reading ability, and subject
  • Learn the DRP values of specific books or book series

All titles in DRP-BookLink have been annotated with a brief description of their content or storyline and classified as follows:

  • As fiction or nonfiction
  • By the age appropriateness of their content
  • Into 16 general categories, such as biography, sports, science, and 80 special interest categories – for example, colonial America, dinosaurs, the Holocaust

Special features of the current version of DRP-BookLink allow you to search for award-winning titles, Newbery Award winners, Coretta Scott King Award winners, and Caldecott Medal winners, and for state book award winners. You can even search by series – for example, American Girl.

How Can You Use DRP-BookLink?
DRP-BookLink enables you to individualize your instruction. With this software you can create, edit, print, and save lists of books based on the abilities and interests of particular students or reading groups.

Whether you’re looking for titles to complement your textbooks or books to include on summer reading lists, DRP-BookLink is the tool of choice. For instance, you could easily prepare lists of books:

  • That wouldn't frustrate the slower readers in your grade 8 class
  • That would challenge strong readers in your grade 2 reading group
  • For a class studying the Civil War
  • For students with a wide range of reading abilities doing reports on the environment

DRP-BookLink also enables you to learn the DRP value, or text complexity, of specific books you are using or thinking of using in your classroom.

DRP Test Scores Provide a Plus
If your school or district uses Degrees of Reading Power® (DRP®) assessments, finding the appropriate books for your students’ reading abilities is even easier. DRP test scores are reported on a text complexity scale. In other words, if a student receives an independent reading score of 50 on a DRP test, that student is capable of reading, independently, books as difficult as 50 on the DRP scale.

Minimum system requirements:

  • CD-ROM drive
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, or Macintosh OS X v10.4 or later
  • and 100 MB free hard disk space

Download the DRP Materials Order Form (PDF) for complete pricing information.