Text Complexity Differentiation Report

for Charlotte Huck Award, 2015-2019

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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.

(52 of 69 titles have known Lexile® levels.)

Lexile® Average: 648 (Range: 150 - 980)

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.

(26 of 69 titles have known qualitative measurements.)

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 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.

(69 of 69 titles have genres or curricular ares.)

Genres
  • Realistic Fiction (24 books)
  • Science Fiction / Fantasy (10 books)
  • Historical Fiction (9 books)
  • Adventure (8 books)
  • Humor (6 books)
  • Poetry (5 books)
  • Fairy Tales / Folklore (4 books)
  • Graphic Novel (4 books)
  • Sports (2 books)
  • Holiday (1 books)
  • Biography (1 books)
Curricular Areas
  • English Language Arts (66 books)
  • Social Studies (19 books)
  • Spanish (6 books)
  • History (6 books)
  • Science (4 books)
  • Health (3 books)
  • Art (3 books)
  • Physical Education (2 books)
  • Music (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.

  • 124 Videos
  • 92 Book Readings
  • 174 Lesson Plans
  • Total of 1287 resources

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Details for Each Book

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Absolutely Almost

by Lisa Graff

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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After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again

by Dan Santat

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Katherine Applegate

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very 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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The Crossover

by Kwame Alexander

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Slightly Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Very Complex
  • Life Experiences: Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James

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: Moderately Complex
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The Day War Came

by Nicola Davies and Rebecca Cobb

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately 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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El Deafo

by Cece Bell

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Very Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Slightly Complex
  • Subject Matter Knowledge: Moderately Complex
  • Intertextuality: Moderately Complex
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George

by Alex Gino

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: Very Complex
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Ghost

by Jason Reynolds

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: Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon

by Kelly Barnhill

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: Very Complex
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Hoot and Peep

by Lita Judge

Qualitative Measures:

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

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Very Complex
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Very Complex
  • Life Experiences: Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
View all instructional resources and text complexity results for The Inquisitor's Tale

Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Meg Medina

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences: Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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Ms. Bixby's Last Day

by John David Anderson

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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The Night Gardener

by Terry Fan and Eric Fan

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

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

by Ann M. Martin

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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Refugee

by Alan Gratz

Qualitative Measures:

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

by JonArno Lawson and Sydney Smith

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Natalie Lloyd

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Exceedingly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Exceedingly Complex
  • Conventionality: Exceedingly Complex
  • Vocabulary: Exceedingly Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Exceedingly Complex
  • Life Experiences: Exceedingly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Exceedingly Complex
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Stella by Starlight

by Sharon M. Draper and Sarah Jane Coleman

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: Very Complex
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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: Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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Wishtree

by Katherine Applegate

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Lauren Wolk

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: Exceedingly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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