Text Complexity Differentiation Report

for Best Fit Books for ELA Curriculum: Grade 11

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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.

(31 of 49 titles have known Lexile® levels.)

Lexile® Average: 977 (Range: 630 - 1450)

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.

(23 of 49 titles have known qualitative measurements.)

Qualitative Text Complexity Ranges

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Meaning
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Use of Visual Features
Conventionality
Vocabulary
Sentence Structure
Life Experience/Subject Knowledge
Cultural Knowledge/Intertextuality

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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.

(49 of 49 titles have genres or curricular ares.)

Genres
  • Historical Fiction (18 books)
  • Drama (5 books)
  • Realistic Fiction (5 books)
  • Adventure (4 books)
  • Horror (2 books)
  • Science Fiction / Fantasy (2 books)
  • Sports (1 books)
  • Graphic Novel (1 books)
  • Humor (1 books)
  • Biography (1 books)
  • Poetry (1 books)
Curricular Areas
  • English Language Arts (48 books)
  • Social Studies (18 books)
  • Health (8 books)
  • History (8 books)
  • Science (6 books)
  • Physical Education (1 books)
  • STEAM (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.

  • 20 Videos
  • 38 Book Readings
  • 185 Lesson Plans
  • Total of 388 resources

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Details for Each Book

Below are the titles on "Best Fit Books for ELA Curriculum: Grade 11". 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/qlca7fs

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

Qualitative Measures:

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

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Very Complex
  • Life Experiences: Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Arthur Miller

Qualitative Measures:

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

by John Steinbeck

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Exceedingly Complex
  • Text Organization: Very Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Exceedingly Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Exceedingly Complex
  • Life Experiences: Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Exceedingly Complex
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A Raisin in the Sun

by Lorraine Hansberry

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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The Things They Carried

by Tim O'Brien

Qualitative Measures:

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

by J.D. Salinger

Qualitative Measures:

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

by John Steinbeck

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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The Old Man and the Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

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: Very Complex
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In Cold Blood

by Truman Capote

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
  • Life Experiences: Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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Into the Wild

by Jon Krakauer

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Very 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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As I Lay Dying

by William Faulkner

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Thornton Wilder

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Kurt Vonnegut

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Exceedingly Complex
  • Text Organization: Exceedingly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Slightly Complex
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Very Complex
  • Life Experiences: Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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Walden, or Life in the Woods

by Henry David Thoreau

Qualitative Measures:

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

by John Hersey

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Tennessee Williams

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: Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Very Complex
  • Life Experiences: Exceedingly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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Self-Reliance, and Other Essays

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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: Moderately Complex
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A River Runs Through It

by Norman Maclean

Qualitative Measures:

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

by James Baldwin

Qualitative Measures:

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