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Text Complexity Differentiation Report:
"Phoenix Award, 1986-2019"

In an effort to put the right book in each reader's hands, this report gives you the following insights into the books on this list.

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.

(39 of 44 titles have known Lexile® levels.)

Lexile® Average: 828 (Range: 580 - 1170)


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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Reading Level and Grade Band Crosswalk

Source: National Governors Association for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers.[1]

Qualitative Measures

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.

(9 of 44 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.net, 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.

(44 of 44 titles have genres or curricular ares.)

Genres
  • Historical Fiction (16 books)
  • Realistic Fiction (12 books)
  • Science Fiction / Fantasy (9 books)
  • Adventure (5 books)
  • Biography (3 books)
  • Nonfiction (2 books)
  • Mystery (2 books)
  • Humor (2 books)
  • Fairy Tales / Folklore (1 books)
  • Holiday (1 books)
Curricular Areas
  • English Language Arts (42 books)
  • Social Studies (19 books)
  • History (8 books)
  • Health (5 books)
  • Science (2 books)
  • Music (1 books)
  • Spanish (1 books)
  • STEAM (1 books)
  • Art (1 books)

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Genre and Curricular Area categories are assigned by TeachingBooks.net 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.

  • 13 Videos
  • 33 Book Readings
  • 88 Lesson Plans
  • Total of 383 resources

View List and then hover over or click on any book image to get resources for a specific title.

Details for Each Book

Below please find information about each book that reveals curricular areas, genres, Lexile® and Qualitative measures, along with a summary of the collection of online instructional materials available at TeachingBooks.net.


Below are the titles on . 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/qlpu4vv


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The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
Lexile: 970

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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The Devil's Arithmetic by
Lexile: 730

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Very Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Moderately Complex
  • Vocabulary: Very Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Slightly Complex
  • Life Experiences : Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
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Dragonwings by
Lexile: 870

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very 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: Very Complex
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Eva by

Eva

by
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Frindle by
Lexile: 830

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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I Am the Cheese by
Lexile: 750

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Exceedingly Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: N/A
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Exceedingly Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Very Complex
  • Life Experiences : Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Very Complex
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Letters from Rifka by
Lexile: 660

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: Very Complex
No Cover Available
Lucie Babbidge's House by

Lucie Babbidge's House

by
No Cover Available
The Night Journey by

The Night Journey

by and Trina Schart Hyman
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Seedfolks by
Lexile: 710

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: Very Complex
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Stepping on the Cracks by
Lexile: 780

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Moderately Complex
  • Text Organization: Slightly 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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Tuck Everlasting by
Lexile: 770

Qualitative Measures:

  • Meaning: Very Complex
  • Text Organization: Very Complex
  • Use of Visual Features: Slightly Complex
  • Conventionality: Very Complex
  • Vocabulary: Moderately Complex
  • Sentence Structure: Very Complex
  • Life Experiences : Very Complex
  • Cultural Knowledge: Moderately Complex
No Cover Available
Words by Heart by

Words by Heart

by
 
 

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