Text Complexity Differentiation Report

for Battle of the Books 2019-2020, Gr. 3-5
Wichita Public Schools

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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.

(55 of 64 titles have known Lexile® levels.)

Lexile® Average: 716 (Range: 290 - 1100)

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.

(17 of 64 titles have known qualitative measurements.)

Qualitative Text Complexity Ranges

= low and high range of submitted values = average of submitted values


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  • Moderately
  • Very
  • Exceedingly
Meaning
Text Organization
Use of Visual Features
Conventionality
Vocabulary
Sentence Structure
Life Experience/Subject Knowledge
Cultural Knowledge/Intertextuality

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.

(64 of 64 titles have genres or curricular ares.)

Genres
  • Nonfiction (21 books)
  • Adventure (15 books)
  • Biography (15 books)
  • Realistic Fiction (12 books)
  • Science Fiction / Fantasy (10 books)
  • Humor (10 books)
  • Historical Fiction (6 books)
  • Fairy Tales / Folklore (5 books)
  • Mystery (4 books)
  • Poetry (4 books)
  • Beginning Reader (2 books)
  • Graphic Novel (2 books)
  • Sports (1 books)
  • Horror (1 books)
Genres Not Represented
Curricular Areas
  • English Language Arts (55 books)
  • Social Studies (17 books)
  • History (16 books)
  • Science (12 books)
  • STEAM (7 books)
  • Art (5 books)
  • Music (2 books)
  • Math (2 books)
  • French (1 books)
  • Spanish (1 books)
  • Physical Education (1 books)
Curriculas Not Represented

Genre and Curricular Area categories are assigned by TeachingBooks 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.

  • 73 Videos
  • 61 Book Readings
  • 132 Lesson Plans
  • Total of 751 resources

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Details for Each Book

Below are the titles on Wichita Public Schools's "Battle of the Books 2019-2020, Gr. 3-5". 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/ql6oup4

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately 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
View all instructional resources and text complexity results for Ada's Violin

The Boxcar Children

by Gertrude Chandler Warner Gertrude Chandler Warner

Book 1 of the Boxcar Children Series

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Slightly Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences: Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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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: Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
View all instructional resources and text complexity results for The Doll People

A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder

by Walter Wick

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Very Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Very Complex
  • Intertextuality: Slightly Complex
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Eight Keys

by Suzanne LaFleur

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly 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: Moderately Complex
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Fantastic Mr. Fox

by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Slightly Complex
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences: Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Slightly Complex
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How to Steal a Dog

by Barbara O'Connor

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Slightly Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences: Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

by Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Nikki Grimes and Floyd Cooper

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: Slightly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Slightly Complex
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The Red Pencil

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Shane W. Evans

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
View all instructional resources and text complexity results for The Red Pencil

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
View all instructional resources and text complexity results for Rump

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Very Complex
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Very Complex
  • Life Experiences: Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Exceedingly Complex
View all instructional resources and text complexity results for Ruth and the Green Book

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

by Eleanor Coerr and Ronald Himler

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Slightly Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Very Complex
  • Intertextuality: Very Complex
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The Sign of the Beaver

by Elizabeth George Speare

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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Snowflake Bentley

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Mary Azarian

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Moderately Complex
  • Intertextuality: Moderately Complex
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Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Slightly Complex
  • Conventionality: Slightly Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Moderately Complex
  • Intertextuality: Slightly Complex
View all instructional resources and text complexity results for Who Was Neil Armstrong?

The World According to Humphrey

by Betty G. Birney Betty G. Birney

Book 1 of the Humphrey Series

Qualitative Measures:

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