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Literary Text Complexity Measures


Ship Breaker

Ship Breaker

by Paolo Bacigalupi

To help put the right book in each reader's hands, consider the following measures to implement text complexity analyses within your instructional plans.

See TeachingBooks.net's comprehensive Text Complexity Toolkit.

Quantitative Measures

690 is the Lexile Level

Grade Band Lexile® ATOS Degrees of Reading Power® Flesch-Kincaid Fountas & Pinnell Reading Maturity SourceRater
2-3 420-820 2.75-5.14 42-54 1.98-5.34 I-P 3.53-613 0.05-2.48
4-5 740-1010 4.97-7.03 52-60 4.51-7.72 O-V 5.42-7.92 0.84-5.75
6-8 925-1185 7.00-9.98 57-67 6.51-10.34 U-Z 7.04-9.57 4.11-10.66
9-10 1050-1335 9.67-12.01 62-72 8.32-12.12 Z+ 8.41-10.81 9.02-13.93
11-12 1185-1385 11.20-14.10 67-74 10.34-14.20 Z+ 9.57-12.00 12.30-14.50
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Source: National Governors Association for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers.[1]


Qualitative Measures (BETA)

Qualitative Text Complexity Ranges

 
  • Slightly
  • Moderately
  • Very
  • Exceedingly
Meaning
Text Organization
Use of Visual Features
Conventionality
Vocabulary
Sentence Structure
Life Experiences
Cultural Knowledge

Crowdsourced from 2 educators who filled out the Literary Text Complexity Qualitative Measures Rubric.[2]

Add your own assessment to this crowdsourced measurement.

Grades in which Ship Breaker is Assigned


PreK   K   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12

Crowdsourced from 2 educators who filled out the Literary Text Complexity Qualitative Measures Rubric.[2]

1. National Governors Association for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. "Supplemental Information for Appendix A of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: New Research on Text Complexity," Common Core State Standards Initiative (2014): 4. Accessed August 8, 2014, http://www.corestandards.org/assets/E0813_Appendix_A_New_Research_on_Text_Complexity.pdf.

2. Adapted from the CCSSO's ELA State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards, and the text complexity rubrics used by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction ELA Team.