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The Lexile Framework® for Reading is a powerful, versatile tool that makes it easy for educators to personalize learning and grow student reading abilities. When you use Lexile reading and text measures together, you treat each student as an individual learner by finding materials that match their reading level and interests, or by finding “just right” supplemental materials that can help individual students better learn required classroom content.

Here are some classroom ideas and applications to help you differentiate instruction for all readers in various situations.

Connect Your Students With Books

This section provides information on:

  • Reading outside your Lexile range.
  • How to get Lexile measures on my student roster.
  • How to help struggling readers.
  • How to help reluctant readers.
  • How to help high-achieving readers.

Classroom Applications for Measuring Text

This section provides information on:

  • Determining and adjusting the readability level of testing materials.
  • Pre-teaching vocabulary.

Additionally, these resources can be shared with other teachers or sent home to parents:

Student browsing behaviors can be profoundly altered with the addition of external reading level labels.”

—From “Position Statement on Labeling Books with Reading Levels.” American Association of School Librarians.

Working With School Librarians & Specialists

Because school librarians, media specialists and reading specialists serve every student and teacher in a school, they are uniquely positioned to be literacy leaders. Lexile measures can help you use that power to improve every corner of every classroom.

Make the Library Accessible to All

Students love to peruse the library and make selections based on their interests. Knowing their own Lexile measure gives them an extra tool. Librarians can post Lexile text measures inside the front or back covers of popular books, or students can look up the level in the Quick Search feature on our Lexile® Find a Book tool.

When students pick their interests first and then evaluate the reading level, they can work with the librarian or their teacher to determine the reading strategies they might need to understand and enjoy the book.

More Topics to Supercharge Literacy

This section discusses how to:

  • Help classroom teachers differentiate instruction.
  • How to “lexile” a library.
  • Help parents support young learners.