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Text Complexity Differentiation Report:
"2018 U.S. Winners"

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.

(46 of 93 titles have known Lexile® levels.)

Lexile® Average: 728 (Range: -50 - 1270)


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.

(8 of 93 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.

(93 of 93 titles have genres or curricular ares.)

Genres
  • Realistic Fiction (26 books)
  • Nonfiction (24 books)
  • Biography (15 books)
  • Science Fiction / Fantasy (12 books)
  • Adventure (10 books)
  • Graphic Novel (8 books)
  • Humor (6 books)
  • Beginning Reader (5 books)
  • Fairy Tales / Folklore (5 books)
  • Historical Fiction (5 books)
  • Poetry (5 books)
  • Mystery (3 books)
  • Concept Book (3 books)
  • Horror (2 books)
  • Holiday (2 books)
  • Sports (1 books)
Curricular Areas
  • English Language Arts (83 books)
  • Social Studies (29 books)
  • History (13 books)
  • Spanish (8 books)
  • Art (7 books)
  • Science (5 books)
  • STEAM (5 books)
  • Music (3 books)
  • Health (3 books)
  • Physical Education (1 books)
  • Math (1 books)
Not Represented
Not Represented

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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.

  • 68 Videos
  • 115 Book Readings
  • 85 Lesson Plans
  • Total of 1115 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 American Library Association (ALA), Divisions, and Affiliates's "2018 U.S. Winners". 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/ql5rs4n


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The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
Lexile: 930

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
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Very Complex
  • Intertextuality: Very Complex
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A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig and Chris Mould Matt Haig and Chris Mould
Lexile: 650

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Slightly Complex
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Very Complex
  • Life Experiences : Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Lexile: 720

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: Moderately Complex
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A Different Pond by Bao Phi and Thi Bui
Lexile: 620

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Very Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Slightly Complex
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Very Complex
  • Intertextuality: Moderately Complex
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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Lexile: 590

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 : Exceedingly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Exceedingly Complex
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Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Lexile: Unknown

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Exceedingly Complex
  • Text Organization: Very Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Very Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Very Complex
  • Life Experiences : Exceedingly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman
Lexile: 900

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
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Moderately Complex
  • Intertextuality: Very Complex
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Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell
Lexile: Unknown

Qualitative Measures:

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

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