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Accelerated Reader

Usborne AR Book List (PDF)
Kane Miller All Levels (Excel)

Accelerated Reader ® is the world’s most popular reading management software. Used in nearly 73,000 North American schools, Accelerated Reader provides teachers with an easy and effective way to monitor all forms of guided reading practice.

Accelerated Reader® and AR® are registered trademarks of Renaissance Learning, Inc.

Reading Success is as Easy as 1-2-3 with AR.

Student Reads a Book. Students choose books at their appropriate reading levels and read them at their own pace. Visit AR BookFinder to search for available titles.

Student Takes a Quiz. Accelerated Reader Enterprise offers more than 140,000 quizzes to help you motivate and monitor students’ reading performance and vocabulary growth.

You Get Information. You get immediate feedback on the reading and vocabulary progress of each student.

Fountas & Pinnell

Fountas & Pinnell Usborne Sets and Alphabetical (Excel)
Fountas & Pinnell Chart

With the all-new Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System, the authors respond to the demands teachers and administrators have expressed over the years. Specifically, Fountas and Pinnell:

  • Recognized the need for a comprehensive assessment system that is intimately and gracefully linked to classroom instruction
  • Recognized the absence of a reliable and specific system for matching students' instructional and independent reading abilities to the comprehensive Fountas and Pinnell A-Z text gradient
  • Recognized that existing systems for assessing reading lacked the kind of detailed and quantifiable assessment of reading comprehension that is crucial to truly understanding children
  • Recognized that this essential piece was missing from their systematic support for literacy instruction
Developed by the authors in response to these demands, the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System is every bit as revolutionary as Guided Reading was in 1996 and reflects the same exquisite quality and attention to critical aspects of teaching and learning. Specific features of the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System enable you to:
  • Determine your students' independent and instructional reading levels
  • Group students for reading instruction
  • Select texts that will be productive for a student's instruction
  • Assess the outcomes of teaching
  • Assess a new student's reading level for independent reading and instruction
  • Identify students who need intervention and extra help
  • Document student progress across a school year and across grade levels
  • Create class profiles
  • Inform parent conferences

Lexile

Lexile Usborne (Excel)
Kane Miller All Levels (Excel)

What is a Lexile Measure?

A Lexile measure is a valuable piece of information about either an individual's reading ability or the difficulty of a text, like a book or magazine article. The Lexile measure is shown as a number with an "L" after it — 880L is 880 Lexile.

A student gets his or her Lexile reader measure from a reading test or program. For example, if a student receives an 880L on her end-of-grade reading test, she is an 880 Lexile reader. Higher Lexile measures represent a higher level of reading ability. A Lexile reader measure can range from below 200L for beginning readers to above 1700L for advanced readers. Readers who score at or below 0L receive a BR for Beginning Reader.

A book, article or piece of text gets a Lexile text measure when it's analyzed by MetaMetrics. For example, the first "Harry Potter" book measures 880L, so it's called an 880 Lexile book. A Lexile text measure is based on two strong predictors of how difficult a text is to comprehend: word frequency and sentence length. Many other factors affect the relationship between a reader and a book, including its content, the age and interests of the reader, and the design of the actual book. The Lexile text measure is a good starting point in the book-selection process, with these other factors then being considered. Lexile text measures are rounded to the nearest 10L. Text measures at or below 0L are reported as BR for Beginning Reader.

The idea behind The Lexile Framework for Reading is simple: if we know how well a student can read and how hard a specific book is to comprehend, we can predict how well that student will likely understand the book.

When used together, Lexile measures help a reader find books and articles at an appropriate level of difficulty (visit Find a Book), and determine how well that reader will likely comprehend a text. You also can use Lexile measures to monitor a reader's growth in reading ability over time.


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