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Text Complexity Differentiation Report:
"Día Books, 20th Anniversary, All Ag"

In an effort to put the right book in each reader's hands, this report gives you the following insights into the books on this list.

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.

(55 of 78 titles have known Lexile® levels.)

Lexile® Average: 701 (Range: 360 - 1090)


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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Reading Level and Grade Band Crosswalk

Source: National Governors Association for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers.[1]

Qualitative Measures

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.

(31 of 78 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.net, 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.

(78 of 78 titles have genres or curricular ares.)

Genres
  • Realistic Fiction (23 books)
  • Nonfiction (16 books)
  • Poetry (14 books)
  • Biography (8 books)
  • Historical Fiction (7 books)
  • Adventure (3 books)
  • Sports (3 books)
  • Holiday (3 books)
  • Fairy Tales / Folklore (2 books)
  • Humor (2 books)
  • Graphic Novel (1 books)
  • Science Fiction / Fantasy (1 books)
  • Concept Book (1 books)
Curricular Areas
  • English Language Arts (66 books)
  • Social Studies (35 books)
  • Spanish (16 books)
  • History (12 books)
  • Music (6 books)
  • Physical Education (4 books)
  • Math (3 books)
  • Art (3 books)
  • Science (2 books)
  • Health (2 books)
  • STEAM (1 books)
Not Represented

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Genre and Curricular Area categories are assigned by TeachingBooks.net based on professional reviews, authoritative sources, and company guidelines.

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.

  • 93 Videos
  • 76 Book Readings
  • 116 Lesson Plans
  • Total of 996 resources

View List and then hover over or click on any book image to get resources for a specific title.

Details for Each Book

Below please find information about each book that reveals curricular areas, genres, Lexile® and Qualitative measures, along with a summary of the collection of online instructional materials available at TeachingBooks.net.


Below are the titles on Dia's "Día Books, 20th Anniversary, All Ag". 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/qln3h7c


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All Different Now by Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis
Lexile: 830

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Moderately Complex
  • Conventionality: Slightly Complex
  • Vocabulary: Slightly Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Slightly Complex
  • Life Experiences : Exceedingly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Exceedingly Complex
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Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly
Lexile: 660

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences : Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods
Lexile: 670

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences : Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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Book Fiesta! by Pat Mora and Rafael López
Lexile: 490

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Moderately Complex
  • Conventionality: Slightly Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences : Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Lexile: 990

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Slightly Complex
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Very Complex
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Very Complex
  • Intertextuality: Very Complex
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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Lexile: 750

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Slightly Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Very Complex
  • Life Experiences : Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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Dream On, Amber by Emma Shevah and Helen Crawford-White
Lexile: 710

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Moderately Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences : Slightly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle and Rafael López
Lexile: Unknown

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Moderately Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Moderately Complex
  • Intertextuality: Moderately Complex
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Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Lexile: 680

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Very Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences : Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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Etched in Clay by Andrea Cheng
Lexile: 790

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Very Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Very Complex
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Very Complex
  • Intertextuality: Very Complex
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Funny Bones by Duncan Tonatiuh
Lexile: Unknown

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Very Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Very Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Moderately Complex
  • Intertextuality: Very Complex
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George by Alex Gino
Lexile: Unknown

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences : Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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Grandfather Gandhi by Arun Gandhi, Bethany Hegedus, and Evan Turk
Lexile: 600

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Slightly Complex
  • Conventionality: Slightly Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Slightly Complex
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Very Complex
  • Intertextuality: Slightly Complex
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Green Is a Chile Pepper by Roseanne Greenfield Thong and John Parra
Lexile: Unknown

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Slightly Complex
  • Conventionality: Slightly Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Slightly Complex
  • Life Experiences : Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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How I Became a Ghost by Tim Tingle
Lexile: 480

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Slightly Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences : Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosin and Lee White
Lexile: 770

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Very Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Slightly Complex
  • Conventionality: Exceedingly Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Exceedingly Complex
  • Life Experiences : Exceedingly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Exceedingly Complex
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Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson
Lexile: 610

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Moderately Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Slightly Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Slightly Complex
  • Life Experiences : Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle
Lexile: 1070

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Very Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Very Complex
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Very Complex
  • Intertextuality: Very Complex
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Little Rock Girl 1957 by Shelley Tougas
Lexile: 1010

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Very Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Very Complex
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Very Complex
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Very Complex
  • Intertextuality: Exceedingly Complex
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Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan by Jeanette Winter
Lexile: 640

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Very Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Moderately Complex
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Moderately Complex
  • Intertextuality: Very Complex
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Mama's Nightingale by Edwidge Danticat and Leslie Staub
Lexile: 890

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Very Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences : Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina and Angela Dominguez
Lexile: 560

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Moderately Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences : Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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Maria Had a Little Llama / Maria tenia una llamita by Angela Dominguez
  • Grades Used:

    pk, k, 1, 2
  • Curricular Areas:

    Spanish
  • Genres:

    Poetry

Lexile: Unknown

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: Moderately Complex
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Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales
Lexile: 420

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Slightly Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences : Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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Now Is the Time for Running by Michael Williams
Lexile: 650

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences : Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Exceedingly Complex
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Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson and Sophie Blackall
Lexile: 560

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Moderately Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Slightly Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Very Complex
  • Life Experiences : Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Shane W. Evans
Lexile: 620

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Very Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Very Complex
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Very Complex
  • Life Experiences : Exceedingly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Exceedingly Complex
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The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano
Lexile: 720

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences : Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper and Sarah Jane Coleman
Lexile: 740

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 : Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Lexile: 990

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Exceedingly Complex
  • Life Experiences : Exceedingly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Lexile: 580

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences : Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
 
 

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