Text Complexity Differentiation Report

for M-DCPS Summer Reading List - Kindergarten

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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.

(15 of 17 titles have known Lexile® levels.)

Lexile® Average: 323 (Range: 60 - 710)

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.

(6 of 17 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, 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.

(17 of 17 titles have genres or curricular ares.)

Genres
  • Beginning Reader (8 books)
  • Humor (4 books)
  • Adventure (3 books)
  • Nonfiction (2 books)
  • Graphic Novel (2 books)
  • Historical Fiction (1 books)
  • Science Fiction / Fantasy (1 books)
  • Poetry (1 books)
Curricular Areas
  • English Language Arts (14 books)
  • Science (6 books)
  • Art (4 books)
  • Social Studies (2 books)
  • History (1 books)

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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.

  • 33 Videos
  • 18 Book Readings
  • 58 Lesson Plans
  • Total of 195 resources

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Details for Each Book

Below are the titles on "M-DCPS Summer Reading List - Kindergarten". 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/qlxiiew

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

by Mo Willems

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: Moderately Complex
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Moderately Complex
  • Conventionality: Slightly Complex
  • Vocabulary: Slightly Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Slightly Complex
  • Life Experiences: Slightly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Slightly Complex
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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

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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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

by Dr. Seuss

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Slightly Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Slightly Complex
  • Life Experiences: Slightly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Slightly Complex
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt

by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

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
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Big Wet Balloon

by Liniers

Qualitative Measures:

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