Text Complexity Differentiation Report

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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.

(35 of 40 titles have known Lexile® levels.)

Lexile® Average: 825 (Range: 520 - 1120)

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.

(18 of 40 titles have known qualitative measurements.)

Qualitative Text Complexity Ranges

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  • 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.

(40 of 40 titles have genres or curricular ares.)

Genres
  • Nonfiction (13 books)
  • Fairy Tales / Folklore (10 books)
  • Historical Fiction (6 books)
  • Adventure (5 books)
  • Science Fiction / Fantasy (4 books)
  • Realistic Fiction (3 books)
  • Humor (3 books)
  • Biography (2 books)
  • Sports (1 books)
  • Mystery (1 books)
  • Concept Book (1 books)
Curricular Areas
  • English Language Arts (30 books)
  • History (14 books)
  • Social Studies (14 books)
  • Science (5 books)
  • Health (3 books)
  • STEAM (2 books)
  • Art (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.

  • 38 Videos
  • 31 Book Readings
  • 137 Lesson Plans
  • Total of 448 resources

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Details for Each Book

Below are the titles on "3-5 Reading List". 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/qluap24

The Birchbark House

by Louise Erdrich

Book 1 of the Birchbark House Series

Qualitative Measures:

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

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences: Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Exceedingly Complex
View all instructional resources and text complexity results for The Lightning Thief

Frindle

by Andrew Clements and Brian Selznick

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Grace Lin

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Brian Selznick

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Jerry Spinelli

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences: Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

by C.S. Lewis

Book 1 of the Chronicles of Narnia

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: Moderately Complex
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The Whipping Boy

by Sid Fleischman and Peter Sís

Qualitative Measures:

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

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Slightly Complex
  • Conventionality: Slightly Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences: Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
View all instructional resources and text complexity results for I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005

Swamp Angel

by Anne Isaacs and Paul O. Zelinsky

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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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Thunder Rose

by Jerdine Nolen and Kadir Nelson

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Moderately Complex
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences: Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

by William Joyce

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Barbara Lehman

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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Favorite Greek Myths

by Mary Pope Osborne and Troy Howell

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Slightly Complex
  • Vocabulary: Slightly Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Slightly Complex
  • Life Experiences: Slightly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Slightly 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: Moderately Complex
  • Intertextuality: Moderately Complex
View all instructional resources and text complexity results for My Librarian Is a Camel

George vs. George: The Revolutionary War as Seen from Both Sides

by Rosalyn Schanzer

  • Grades Used: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Curricular Areas: History
  • Genres: Nonfiction
  • Lexile: 1120

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Very Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Moderately Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Moderately Complex
  • Intertextuality: Exceedingly Complex
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The Stories Julian Tells

by Ann Cameron and Ann Strugnell

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately 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: Slightly Complex
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