Providing text for a variety of lexile (reading) levels
Reading Resources for all levels
Web 2.0 Tools
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. Many of the passages also have related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom. Some examples of what's available: Poems by Po Frankenstein, Call of the Wild, Romeo and Juliet, historical American documents and fables. Thanks for sharing Bianca!
ReadWorks provides over 1,800 K-8 non-fiction and literary reading passages, each with a research based question set to support student comprehension. You can also search by subject and lexile level. Thanks for sharing LeRay!
HCPSS Middle School Databases
Narrow search results in Google by reading levels
Some food for thought
- Jigsaw activity and provide the different levels with appropriate level text. Then everybody gets to be an expert!
- Homework, re-teaching or supplemental support resources for students
- Utilize multiple forms of one text (audio, print, online, different language) to promote UDL
- Allow students to select the best resources based on their own learning style
Want to know more about Lexile levels?
- The Lexile Framework for Reading- from the Lexile website, you can not only search for books in a certain lexile range, but you can learn more about what lexile scores are and how they are determined. In the "About Lexile Measures" section you can find a infographic, and video that could be used with staff, students and parents to explain lexile levels.
- In Howard County, one way that Lexile levels are assessed are through the Common Core MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessment that happens at least twice a year for all middle schools students. Learn more about the Common Core MAP- look for quick facts and a video about how you can use MAP results to drive instruction in your class.