Text Complexity Differentiation Report

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Quantitative Measures

Below is the low, high, and average Lexile® levels for the books in this list. We hope this range shows the variety and differentiation that you want for these titles.

(46 of 96 titles have known Lexile® levels.)

Lexile® Average: 411 (Range: 80 - 650)

Reading Level and Grade Band Crosswalk

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)

This graph reveals the aggregated low, high, and average qualitative measures for the books in this list. We hope this range of information shows the variety and differentiation that you want for these titles.

(7 of 96 titles have known qualitative measurements.)

Qualitative Text Complexity Ranges
 
  • Slightly
  • Moderately
  • Very
  • Exceedingly
Meaning
Text Organization
Use of Visual Features
Conventionality
Vocabulary
Sentence Structure
Life Experience/Subject Knowledge
Cultural Knowledge/Intertextuality
= average of submitted values = low and high range of submitted values

Qualitative measures for each title are determined by professional educators who complete the literary or informational text complexity rubrics, and results are crowd sourced for each title. These are relatively new on TeachingBooks, so only a small percentage of all titles have currently been evaluated. Perhaps you can help?

Genre & Curricular Area Measures Summary

Below please find the most common Genres and Curricular Areas for the books in this list. We hope this information shows the variety and differentiation that you want for these titles.

(96 of 96 titles have genres or curricular ares.)

Genres
  • Beginning Reader (96 books)
  • Humor (18 books)
  • Realistic Fiction (14 books)
  • Adventure (7 books)
  • Sports (7 books)
  • Nonfiction (5 books)
  • Science Fiction / Fantasy (5 books)
  • Concept Book (5 books)
  • Poetry (5 books)
  • Fairy Tales / Folklore (4 books)
  • Holiday (2 books)
  • Graphic Novel (1 books)
  • Biography (1 books)
Curricular Areas
  • English Language Arts (90 books)
  • Science (20 books)
  • Social Studies (12 books)
  • Art (9 books)
  • Physical Education (6 books)
  • Music (5 books)
  • Spanish (1 books)
  • STEAM (1 books)
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Instructional Materials Summary

Below please find a summary of available multimedia texts and instructional materials that enrich and deepen the discussion of the titles on this list.

  • 55 Videos
  • 26 Book Readings
  • 60 Lesson Plans
  • Total of 560 resources

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Details for Each Book

Below are the titles on Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)'s "MORE Books for Beginning Readers". If you wish to see the curricular areas, genres, Lexile® and Qualitative measures, along with the collection of ready-to-use instructional materials, go online to TeachingBooks at: https://www.teachingbooks.net/ql443jt

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Slightly Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Slightly Complex
  • Life Experiences: Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Slightly Complex
View all instructional resources and text complexity results for Bus for Us, The / Nuestro autobus

City Dog, Country Frog

by Mo Willems and Jon J. Muth

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Very Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Slightly Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences: Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Slightly Complex
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David's Drawings

by Cathryn Falwell

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Moderately Complex
  • Conventionality: Slightly Complex
  • Vocabulary: Slightly Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Slightly Complex
  • Life Experiences: Slightly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Slightly Complex
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First the Egg

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Very Complex
  • Conventionality: Slightly Complex
  • Vocabulary: Slightly Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Slightly Complex
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Moderately Complex
  • Intertextuality: Slightly Complex
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I Love My White Shoes

by Eric Litwin and James Dean Eric Litwin and James Dean

Part of the Pete the Cat Series

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Moderately Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences: Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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Not a Box

by Antoinette Portis

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Slightly Complex
  • Conventionality: Slightly Complex
  • Vocabulary: Slightly Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Slightly Complex
  • Life Experiences: Slightly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Slightly Complex
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Two's Company

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Slightly Complex
  • Conventionality: Slightly Complex
  • Vocabulary: Slightly Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Slightly Complex
  • Life Experiences: Slightly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Slightly Complex
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