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Lexile Framework for Reading. Supporting Quality Instruction Office of Instruction. Agenda. Defining Lexiles Understanding how Lexiles work Using Lexiles to manage students’ reading comprehension Applying Lexiles across the curriculum Communicating Lexiles to family

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Lexile Framework for Reading

Supporting Quality Instruction

Office of Instruction


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Agenda

  • Defining Lexiles

  • Understanding how Lexiles work

  • Using Lexiles to manage students’ reading comprehension

  • Applying Lexiles across the curriculum

  • Communicating Lexiles to family

  • Using Lexiles in your classroom

  • Linking Lexile assessment data with instruction


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“I want my students to learn all the material I have to teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Danielle, 6th grade social studies teacher


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What is a Lexile? teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Big Idea:

Lexiles provide a single measure of…

Reader Ability and Text Readability


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Lexile Framework teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

  • Lexile measure

    • Numeric representation of reader’sability or a text’s difficulty

    • 850L

  • Lexile scale

    • Developmental scale for reading

    • Ranges from below 200L for beginning readers to above 1700L for advanced texts


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Lexile Reader Measure teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Lexile Scale

Lexile Text Measure

1700L

Advanced Reader

Difficult Text

Beginning Reader

Easy Text

200L


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How is a Lexile text measure determined? teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

  • Semantic Difficulty

    • the frequency of the words in a corpus of written text

    • corpus has over 600-million words

  • Syntactic Complexity

    • the number of words per sentence

    • longer sentences are more complex and require more short-term memory to process


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Text Difficulty teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

  • Arthur and the Recess Rookie 370L

  • Arthur Goes to Camp 380L

  • Arthur, clean Your Room! 370L

  • Harry Potter series (880L to 950L)

  • Little Women 1300L

  • Don Quixote 1410L


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The Lexile Analyzer teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Scan text into electronic format

Edit text

Examine words

Examine sentences

Calculate Lexile measure

Review text and Lexile measure


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The Lexile Map teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Grade Level Range

Lexile Measure

Literature Titles

Benchmarks (Sample Text)


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490L teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

320L

220L


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770L teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

660L

560L


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1030L teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

820L

950L


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1210L teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

1200L

1160L


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1530L teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

1440L

1340L


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1840L teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

1790L

1680L


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Lexile Moment teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

  • At your table brainstorm…

    • How will knowing the Lexile measure of your students and

    • the Lexile measure of a book help you in the classroom?

    • Be ready to give one example to all the workshop

    • participants.

    • Your table has five minutes to discuss and share.


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How do I get Lexiles measures for my students? teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

“State Information” page on West Virginia

  • ACT Explore (Grade 8)

  • ACT Plan (Grade 10)

  • WESTEST 2 (Spring 2009)


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Placing a Reader on the Lexile Map teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

  • Harcourt Assessment – SAT-10, SAT-9, MAT-8

  • CTB/McGraw Hill – TerraNova Assessment Series

  • Scholastic – SRI, READ 180, Reading Counts!

  • Sopris West - Language!

  • Voyager – Passport Reading Journeys

  • Northwest Evaluation Assoc. – Measures of Academic Progress

  • Pearson - Stanford 9 and 10

  • Riverside – Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests

  • Dynamic Measurement Group - DIBELS


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Library Resources teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

  • EBSCOhost databases

    • High School: Student Center Research

    • Middle School: Kidsearch

    • Elementary School: Searchasaurus

  • Scholastic: Grolier Online


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How will I use Lexiles in the classroom? teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

  • To promote reading progress

  • To differentiate instruction

  • To select reading material that meets and challenges each student’s ability across content areas

  • To provide a clear, nonjudgmental way of communicating a student’s reading ability to parents

  • To generate lists of books that parents know will be challenging reading for their children (e.g., summer reading lists)


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Linking Assessment to Instruction teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Lexiles…

  • Add value to state assessments –adding more information but not more time.

  • Offer a common scale for monitoring student progress.

  • Paint a “big picture” view of student progress, preschool through graduate school.

  • Give parents and students a way to monitor reading progress.


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Lexile Comprehension Model teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Reader Ability - Text Readability = Comprehension

“Targeted” Comprehension = 75%

Independent Reading

600L (reader) – 600L (text) = 0

(75% forecasted comprehension)

Educators can adjust forecasted comprehension by changing the text options given to a reader.


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Why 75% Comprehension? teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Research suggests that at 75%…

  • A reader can have a successful reading experience without frustration or boredom

  • A reader can achieve “functional comprehension” of the text

  • A reader will be sufficiently challenged (by vocabulary and syntax)

    75% is the “right amount of challenge”


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Managing Comprehension teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

  • Readers can experience frustration when…

    • Text readability is 100L+ above their Lexile level

  • Readers can experience ease when…

    • Text readability is 50-100L below their Lexile level

  • Readers can experience growth when…

    • Text readability is within their Lexile range

      General Reading Recommendation:

Targeted text range of 100L below to 50L abovethe student’s Lexile level

Note: This range may vary based on text type, reading context and purpose,

reading strategies and support, and reader motivation.


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Science Passage teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”940L

Atoms of the same element can have different numbers of neutrons; the different possible versions of each element are called isotopes. For example, the most common isotope of hydrogen has no neutrons at all; there's also a hydrogen isotope called deuterium, with one neutron, and another, tritium, with two neutrons.


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Science Passage teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”1040L

For a start, just because something is called an isotope doesn't necessarily mean it's radioactive. You can think of different isotopes of an atom being different "versions" of that atom.

Consider a carbon atom. It has 6 protons and 6 neutrons - we call it "carbon-12" because it has an atomic mass of 12 (6 plus 6). If we add a neutron, it's still a carbon atom, but it's a different isotope of carbon. One useful isotope of carbon is "carbon-14", which has 6 protons and 8 neutrons. This is the atom we look for when we're carbon dating an object.

So isotopes of an atom have the same number of protons, but a different number of neutrons.


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Science Passage teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”1400L

Most atoms have several naturally occurring isotopes. An isotope is an atom which contains a different number of neutrons in its nucleus than some other atom of the same element. This means that different isotopes of an element will have different masses, since both the protons and the neutrons contribute about equally to the mass of an atom.  (Here is a great source of information about sub-atomic particles from a physics point of view.)

Not all isotopes are equally abundant in nature. For example, here are the naturally occurring isotopes of Hydrogen (Hydrogen-2 is the only common isotope which has its own name, and is generally called Deuterium). 


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Predicting Textbook Comprehension teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Read the following Science textbook passage and see if you can determine the Lexile measure.

Predict how well different groups of students will comprehend the text if their Lexile measures are between 600L and 950L.


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Science Textbook teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”Estimate this passage’s Lexile level

Matter is anything that takes up space and has mass. Matter also has properties which can be observed. These properties are color, texture, shape, size, hardness, smell, temperature, magnetic attraction, dissolvability in liquid, and buoyancy. Buoyancy is the upward force of water or air that keeps things afloat. An example of buoyancy is a boat floating on top of water.

Mass is the amount of matter that makes up an object. It can be measured in kilograms and grams. A balance can be used to measure mass.

The three states of matter are solid, liquid, and gas. A solid has definite shape and amount of space. Examples of solids are a book, pencil, and desk. A liquid takes the shape of its container and takes up a definite amount of space. Orange juice, water, and oil are examples of liquids. A gas does not have a definite shape or take up a definite amount of space. Helium and oxygen are examples of gases.


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Science Textbook teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”Estimate this passage’s Lexile level

Matter is anything that takes up space and has mass. Matter also has properties which can be observed. These properties are color, texture, shape, size, hardness, smell, temperature, magnetic attraction, dissolvability in liquid, and buoyancy. Buoyancy is the upward force of water or air that keeps things afloat. An example of buoyancy is a boat floating on top of water.

Mass is the amount of matter that makes up an object. It can be measured in kilograms and grams. A balance can be used to measure mass.

The three states of matter are solid, liquid, and gas. A solid has definite shape and amount of space. Examples of solids are a book, pencil, and desk. A liquid takes the shape of its container and takes up a definite amount of space. Orange juice, water, and oil are examples of liquids. A gas does not have a definite shape or take up a definite amount of space. Helium and oxygen are examples of gases.

790L


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Lexile Moment teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

  • A middle school administrator understands that

  • her faculty is frustrated because so few

  • students can comprehend the textbooks used

  • in the school.

  • How can Lexiles help manage comprehension

  • in the content classes?

  • Your table has 3 minutes to discuss possible

  • solutions. Write it on a Post-it and place on

  • door.


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Lexile Tools teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

  • Lexile Book Database– contains thousands of books, newspapers, magazines and other reading material that have a Lexile measure

  • Lexile Analyzer– a tool for analyzing reading materials and producing a Lexile measure

  • Spanish Lexile Analyzer-atool for analyzing Spanish text and generate Spanish Lexile measure

  • Lexile Calculator– a tool to calculate expected comprehension at various Lexile measures

  • Lexile Reading Pathfinder –a set of prepared list of books by series and by topics

  • Lexile Power Vocabulary – vocabulary words lists for books that might challenge the reader.


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www.Lexile.com teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Click on educators


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Resources and Tools for Educators teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Tools

Resources


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Click on Tools teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”


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Click Lexile Book Database teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”


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Click Book Search teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”


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Click Search the Lexile Book Database teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”


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Recommendations: teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

  • Use a Lexile range that is from 50L above your student's Lexile measure to 100L below to ensure that s/he has a successful reading experience.

  • Enter keywords to find books that match his/her interests. The key here is to get your student reading.

  • Select books with the Lexile range that you are looking for (either for a student or based on your classroom Lexile roster), but also select a development level (e.g., "Middle School").


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You try it. teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

  • Title/Author Search:

    • Use Harry Potter series by Rowling.

    • How many Harry Potter books?

    • What is the Lexile measure for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?

    • How many pages are in this book?

  • Keyword search:

    • Use keyword cells, range 500L-950L, sort by Lexiles

    • What do letters IG mean?


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Predict a Lexile teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Think about three books your students recently read.

With the information just presented, predict the Lexile measure of the book.

Check the Lexile Book Database.

You have 15 minutes to use the Book Search.


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The Lexile Codes teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Illustrated Glossary (IG)

Non-conforming Text (NC)

Inconsistent with the developmental appropriateness of the text

Beginning Reading (BR)

Lexile measure of zero or below

Non-prose Text (NP)

Poems, plays, songs, and books in which punctuation is absent or used unconventionally

Adult-directed Text (AD)

Designed to be read to or with readers

Graphic Novel (GN)

The text of these books is largely in voice or thought bubbles that are integrated into comic book-style illustrations


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Lexile Analyzer: teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”Managing Comprehension

Click to Register


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Tools - Lexile Analyzer teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”


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Creating Documents for the Online Analyzer teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

  • Create a text document

  • Save the document as “plain text.”

  • You are now ready to use the online analyzer to determine the Lexile measure of the text


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Saving Documents to Analyze teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

You must save your document as Text Only


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Lexile Analyzer teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Click Browse… to find your file


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Insert the Document teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Locate your document

Double click on the document


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The Results teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”


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Analyze an Article teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Register to use the Lexile Analyzer

Choose an article from your favorite news source

Copy the article into a text file

Edit text

Analyze article

You have 20 minutes to practice with Lexile Analyzer.


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Lexiles and The News teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

USA Today

Wall Street Journal

New York Times

Washington Post

Chicago Tribune

Reuters

Associated Press


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Lexiles and The News teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

USA Today(1200L)

Associated Press(1310L)

Chicago Tribune(1310L)

Wall Street Journal(1320L)

Washington Post(1350L)

NY Times(1380L)

Reuters(1440L)


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Lexile Calculator teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

  • Can forecast comprehension

    • Identifies the relationship between the reader and the text

    • Predicts how well the reader will comprehend the material in the text

  • Can perform the following calculations:

    • The rate at which a student is expected to comprehend of the text

    • The reading ability a reader is expected to need in order to comprehend the text at a specific level


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Tools - Lexile Calculator teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Click Lexile Calculator


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Tools - Lexile Calculator teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”


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Tools – Lexile Calculator teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”


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Lexile Calculator Results teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”


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Using the Calculator teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Sean is entering the 8th grade. Sean has a Lexile measure of 950L. Use the calculator to determine his expected comprehension rate.


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Using the Calculator teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

  • You are in the process of selecting a new 7th grade science textbook. You would like to ensure that your students have a comprehension rate of 75%. Use the calculator to determine the Lexile range in which your students should be reading.

  • You have 15 minutes to work with Lexile Calculator.


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Lexile Framework teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

  • Adjustments for the reader

    • Guide a struggling reader

    • Guide advanced students

  • Adjustments for the text

    • Confronting new texts

  • Adjustments for content


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BookBags teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

  • Create a BookBag for your reading groups.

  • Create a BookBag for summer reading.

  • Create a BookBag for independent reading program.


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Click Find a Book teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Click on Educator’s Link


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Click View teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”Bookbag


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Build a BookBag teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

Build your own BookBag with the

following information:

  • Two reading groups with different Lexile ranges and interests for each group

  • Share with your group


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Lexile Scavenger Hunt teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

  • Answer the 17 questions

  • Use the Lexile tools needed

  • Work in pairs

  • Check answers with your group

  • 30 minutes if needed


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Professional Development: teach this year. I assign pages in texts for them to read. By sixth grade, they should be able to read a grade-level text and answer the questions. I give them time to copy notes from the board so they have the important ideas in their notebooks. I want my students to love history as much as I do, so I tell them all I know about the topics we study.”

  • Goals/outcomes

  • Time

  • Audience

  • Vocabulary

  • Slides

  • Practice/Application

  • Reflection

Discuss with your group ideas for professional development in your school/county.


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