Collection Analysis Report

for YHBA 2020-2021 Gr. 6-8

This report provides data analyses into the titles on this list to help support your efforts to put the right book in each reader's hands.

This report is organized by Collection Analysis by Genre, Cultural, and Curricular Areas, Quantitative Measures, and Qualitative Measures.

YHBA 2020-2021 Gr. 6-8

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Collection Analysis by Genre, Cultural, and Curricular Areas

For the 20 books on this list, please find an analysis revealing the quantity of titles associated with genre, cultural, and curriculum classifications. Additionally, please find the "Not Represented" section where you can click to identify other titles to potentially add to this list.

We hope this collection analysis tool helps you achieve the variety and differentiation of books that you want for your reading opportunities.

(20 of 20 titles have genres, curricular, or cultural areas.)

  • English Language Arts (19 books)
  • Science Fiction / Fantasy (7 books)
  • Adventure (6 books)
  • Realistic Fiction (6 books)
  • African American (5 books)
  • Mystery (4 books)
  • Horror (4 books)
  • History (3 books)
  • Social Studies (3 books)
  • Latinx (2 books)
  • Graphic Novel (2 books)
  • Disability (2 books)
  • Spanish (2 books)
  • Fairy Tales / Folklore (1 books)
  • STEAM (1 books)
  • Biography (1 books)
  • Historical Fiction (1 books)
  • LGBTQ (1 books)
  • Physical Education (1 books)
  • South Asian (1 books)
  • Art (1 books)
  • Women / Girls (1 books)
  • Sports (1 books)
  • Nonfiction (1 books)

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

Quantitative Measures

For 13 of 20 titles that have known Lexile levels, below is the low, high, and average Lexile® for the books in this list. We hope these data points, along with the crosswalk to other measures, provide insights into the variety and differentiation of this collection.

Lexile® Average: 622 (Range: 310 - 1110)

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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Key: Purple highlight represents average.

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

Qualitative Measures (BETA)

For 8 of 20 titles that have known qualitative measurements, 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 of this collection.

Qualitative Text Complexity Ranges

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


  • Slightly
  • 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 crowd sourced results from professional educators who complete the literary or informational text complexity rubrics. These are relatively new on TeachingBooks so only a small percentage of all the titles have currently been evaluated. Perhaps you can help?

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.

  • 33 Videos
  • 29 Book Readings
  • 38 Lesson Plans
  • Total of 352 resources

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Details for Each Book

Below are the titles on AISLE - Association of Indiana School Library Educators, a division of the Indiana Library Federation's "YHBA 2020-2021 Gr. 6-8". 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/qlz3oog

City of Ghosts

by Victoria Schwab

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Stacy McAnulty

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: Moderately Complex
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New Kid

by Jerry Craft

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Veera Hiranandani

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately 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: Moderately Complex
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The Parker Inheritance

by Varian Johnson

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Renée Watson

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Katherine Arden

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: Exceedingly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

by Leslie Connor

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: Moderately Complex
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