Text Complexity Differentiation Report

for Grade 1: Alternative Texts

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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.

(27 of 41 titles have known Lexile® levels.)

Lexile® Average: 511 (Range: 240 - 670)

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 41 titles have known qualitative measurements.)

Qualitative Text Complexity Ranges

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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.

(41 of 41 titles have genres or curricular ares.)

Genres
  • Nonfiction (10 books)
  • Realistic Fiction (6 books)
  • Humor (4 books)
  • Beginning Reader (3 books)
  • Poetry (2 books)
  • Adventure (1 books)
  • Sports (1 books)
  • Fairy Tales / Folklore (1 books)
  • Science Fiction / Fantasy (1 books)
  • Biography (1 books)
Curricular Areas
  • English Language Arts (33 books)
  • Science (18 books)
  • Health (6 books)
  • Social Studies (3 books)
  • STEAM (2 books)
  • Physical Education (1 books)
  • Art (1 books)
  • History (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.

  • 26 Videos
  • 18 Book Readings
  • 88 Lesson Plans
  • Total of 277 resources

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Details for Each Book

Below are the titles on "Grade 1: Alternative Texts". 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/qlugph9

It's Mine

by Leo Lionni

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: Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Very Complex
  • Conventionality: Slightly Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Very Complex
  • Intertextuality: Moderately Complex
View all instructional resources and text complexity results for Throw Your Tooth on the Roof

Chrysanthemum

by Kevin Henkes

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: Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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The Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Kevin Henkes

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Moderately Complex
  • Conventionality: Slightly Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences: Slightly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Slightly Complex
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In the Tall, Tall Grass

by Denise Fleming

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Alice Schertle and E.B. Lewis

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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McDuff and the Baby

by Rosemary Wells and Susan Jeffers

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Moderately Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences: Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Slightly Complex
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Quick as a Cricket

by Audrey Wood and Don Wood

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: Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Slightly Complex
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An Elephant Grows Up

by Anastasia Suen, Michael Denman, and William J. Huiett

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: Moderately Complex
  • Intertextuality: Moderately Complex
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The Stray Dog

by Marc Simont

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Very Complex
  • Conventionality: Slightly Complex
  • Vocabulary: Slightly Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Slightly Complex
  • Life Experiences: Slightly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Slightly Complex
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Peter's Chair

by Ezra Jack Keats

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Nancy E. Shaw and Margot Apple

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly 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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Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing

by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett

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: Slightly Complex
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An Extraordinary Egg

by Leo Lionni

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Very Complex
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences: Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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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
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Very Complex
  • Intertextuality: Moderately Complex
View all instructional resources and text complexity results for George Washington and the General's Dog

Matthew and Tilly

by Rebecca C. Jones and Beth Peck

Qualitative Measures:

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