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Book Finder By Lexile: A Topnotch Literacy Tool!
Summary : Matching Reader to Text Has Never Been Easier!
The Book Finder option provided by the Lexile Framework website allows users to search for books based on lexile score and interest. To begin, users must load the website and then enter in their lexile score. Book Finder will then automatically set a lexile score range, which users can adjust. If users do not know their lexile score, they can enter in their grade level and indicate whether they find the books they read at school too hard, just right, or too easy. Next, users must click the “Submit” button. A new screen will then appear, and users will be able to select one or more categories of interest followed by the “Submit” button. At this point, the website will report a list of books that match the entered criteria.
When search results are reported, the title of the book along with its author, an abbreviated synopsis, and lexile score are reported. Users can then click on the book to read its full synopsis. In addition, to help support understanding of the text, users can input their lexile score into the “For a Particular Reader” box and the website will make a prediction regarding the percentage of the book that will be comprehended by the reader.
Instructional Ideas for Book Finder
- At the beginning of the year, teachers can evaluate students to determine their lexile score and then use this Book Finder to identify books for their students to read based on the lexile score. To help teachers determine their students’ lexile scores, they can use an assessment such as Read Theory or Fluency Tutor.
- Teachers can have students select a book from this website based on their lexile score and then read an article related to the content of the book found on Newsela, which can be set to the same lexile score. Students can then compare and contrast the book against the article to help determine which text they prefer reading and why. Teachers can then use that information to make future text selections for students.
- When building a classroom library, teachers can consult this website to help ensure they have multiple books for each lexile range.
- Teachers can have students complete this inventory to help them select books when they are searching for a novel to read.
- When reading about a book on Goodreads, students can use this website to learn more about it!
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Screenshots of Book Finder