Monday, October 29, 2018

Find Books that Match Your Child’s Measure

Here’s how to get started:
1. Go to
2. Enter your Lexile measure. If you don’t know your Lexile measure, you can
search for books based on your grade level.
3. Choose interest categories.
4. View and refine the search results. As you browse books, click the “Find This
Book” button next to the book title to check for availability at the local public
5. Add books to your reading list. You can print the list or email it to yourself, librarians or anyone else you choose.

Choosing Books Above or Below Your Child’s Lexile Range

For the most part, it’s best to choose books within your child’s Lexile range. Your child
will comprehend them better without getting frustrated. However, there are times when
you might want to choose books below or above a Lexile reader measure.

● Materials with a higher Lexile text measure can be a good challenge for
advanced and enthusiastic readers. A hard but interesting book can open the
door to other books on the same subject.

● Materials with a lower Lexile text measure often helps struggling and reluctant
readers to build confidence and skills with less challenging books on their topics
of choice.

If Your Child Doesn’t Have a Lexile Reader Measure

You can still find books and build reading lists without a Lexile reader measure. Find a
Book can estimate a starting Lexile range based on your child’s grade and comfort with
the reading materials at that grade level. Then, based on the book search results, you
can further refine the Lexile range to select books that best support successful reading.
Is it Age-Appropriate?

Lexile Codes

Lexile measures are a quantitative measure for text complexity. They don’t address
whether the book is appropriate for your child’s age. Some books also have a two-letter
designation that appears before a Lexile measure called a Lexile Code . This code (for
example, AD580L) provides more information about the book’s developmental
appropriateness, reading difficulty and common or intended usage.

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