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.

(87 of 103 titles have known Lexile® levels.)

Lexile® Average: 702 (Range: 300 - 1140)

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.

(24 of 103 titles have known qualitative measurements.)

Qualitative Text Complexity Ranges

= low and high range of submitted values = average of submitted values


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  • 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.

(103 of 103 titles have genres or curricular ares.)

Genres
  • Realistic Fiction (52 books)
  • Science Fiction / Fantasy (19 books)
  • Adventure (14 books)
  • Graphic Novel (14 books)
  • Nonfiction (14 books)
  • Mystery (13 books)
  • Horror (9 books)
  • Biography (9 books)
  • Humor (6 books)
  • Sports (5 books)
  • Poetry (5 books)
  • Fairy Tales / Folklore (2 books)
  • Historical Fiction (1 books)
Curricular Areas
  • English Language Arts (98 books)
  • Social Studies (30 books)
  • Health (20 books)
  • Spanish (5 books)
  • Physical Education (4 books)
  • Art (3 books)
  • History (3 books)
  • Science (2 books)
  • STEAM (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.

  • 112 Videos
  • 91 Book Readings
  • 137 Lesson Plans
  • Total of 1289 resources

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Details for Each Book

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All American Boys

by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Qualitative Measures:

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

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Slightly Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Moderately Complex
  • Life Experiences: Exceedingly Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Exceedingly Complex
View all instructional resources and text complexity results for Amal Unbound

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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Brian's Winter

by Gary Paulsen

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: 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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Dear Martin

by Nic Stone

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Brenda Woods

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Nicola Yoon

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Angela Johnson

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Very Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Slightly Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Slightly Complex
  • Life Experiences: Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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Gabi, a Girl in Pieces

by Isabel Quintero

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Angie Thomas

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: Exceedingly Complex
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Homeboyz

by Alan Lawrence Sitomer

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Elizabeth Acevedo

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: Exceedingly Complex
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Shadowshaper

by Daniel Jose Older

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Jeff Garvin

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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The Testing

by Joelle Charbonneau Joelle Charbonneau

Book 1 of the Testing Trilogy

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: Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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This Is Where It Ends

by Marieke Nijkamp

Qualitative Measures:

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

by Emily Carroll

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Moderately 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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Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

by Liz Prince

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Slightly 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: Very Complex
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Twilight

by Stephenie Meyer Stephenie Meyer

Book 1 of the Twilight Saga

Qualitative Measures:

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

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Very Complex
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Slightly Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Slightly Complex
  • Life Experiences: Moderately Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

by Meg Medina

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

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