Lexile Level & Common Core Information
Common Core Vocabulary List
The Lexile Framework for Reading
- this site includes information in these categories: About Lexile Levels, Using Lexile Measurement Instruments, Common Core, Lexile Tools, and Lexile Training. The first category, "About Lexile Levels" provides a definition, an overview video, how to determine a Lexile Level, and a grade level/Lexile Level conversion chart. Common Core
- Menu items on the left provide information found in our training manuals on: CC & Lexile levels, CC & Text Complexity, Definition of Text Complexity, Text Complexity Grade & Lexile Bands. Additional links for more support are also provided.Arizona Department of Education's Common Core Website
- provides links to: professional development opportunities, the standards, assessment, links specific to teachers, and more. PARCC prototype test questions
-Take a look at this site to see what the PARCC questions will be like.Locate Lexile Level Reading For a Student -
Use this site to locate books for students who do not know their Lexile level, or to find books with a specific Lexile or a Lexile range.Directions to Locate Database Articles at Specific Lexile Levels
These directions explain how to search our available databases to locate articles within certain Lexile ranges.Informational Text Articles
Locating Informational Text ArticlesThis webpage provides links to tried and true, authoritative sites, that will link you to appropriate readings in all subject areas.
Directions to Locate Database Articles at Specific Lexile Levels
These directions explain how to search our available databases to locate articles within certain Lexile ranges.
Close Reading Strategies
Common Core Vocabulary List
- printable close reading worksheets, with the Common Core Standards, for each subject area, for the 9-10 and 11-12 grade level bands5 Close Reading Strategies
- a short article that provides 5 ways (number paragraphs, chunk text, undersline and circle with a purpose, left margin, right margin) to help students understand informational text. Close Reading Strategy Guide
- this is the guide Lindsay Stollar Slover provide at one of our Prep Connect meetings in 2013. The guide contains: information on text dependent questions, includes seven steps to consider when creating a close reading activity, and five teaching strategies you might use.NYC Department of Education
- this site allows you to search for units by grade, subject (Eng., Math, History/Social Studies, Sci.) for units that often have links to informational text articles. Ex. do a search for grade 10 and social studies.7 Stategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension
- excellent, clear ways to help your kids as well as links to five graphic organizers.Reading Strategies: What Do Good Readers Do
- covers what to do before, during, and after reading, provides strategies for instruction, reading, critical reading, and a host of specific techniques such as Think-Pair-Share, Herringbone, and Story Mapping Group Activity, etc. Reading Strategies for Social Studies Teachers
- 28 types of activities and/or tools to help your kids understand what they read. 7 Critical Reading Strategies
- created by Salisbury University, this site lists 7 ways for students to handle text they read. Close Reading Slide-Share
- a slide show that explains close reading and provides numerous ideas for close reading activities. Teaches teachers how to engage students, hold them accountable and how to motivate them to participate. The Art of Close Reading
- this article teaches how to read sentences, paragraphs, texbooks, newspapers, editorials, how to detect bias, and more.