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Informational Session: The Lexile Framework for Reading – An Introduction for Administrators

Intended for: Administrators, principals, asst. principals, curriculum advisors, testing coordinators, librarians, district support personnel
Format: On-site or via live web session
Duration: 60 minutes
This session is intended as an introduction to The Lexile Framework for Reading and is perfect for meetings, conferences and professional development days. Topics covered include:

  • An overview of The Lexile Framework for Reading
    • The student measure
    • A measure of text complexity
  • How this actionable data point can inform school wide decisions in the areas of:
    • Classroom Instruction
    • Making curriculum accessible to all students
    • RtI – Response to Intervention
    • Setting up libraries to meet the needs of all students
    • Getting parents on board to promote reading growth
    • Instructional purchasing decisions

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Informational Session: The Lexile Framework for Reading – An Introduction for Educators

Intended for: Administrators, principals, literacy coordinators and parents
Format: On-site or via live web session
Duration: 60-90 minutes
This introduction to the Lexile Framework for Reading is perfect for meetings, conferences and professional learning days. We can also customize this session for parents if needed. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding Lexile measures as indicators of text complexity and reading level.
  • How Lexile measures can be used in a school, district or home to support reading growth.
  • Using Lexile measures as a benchmark for gauging college and career readiness.
  • The importance of reading over the summer to combat summer learning loss.
  • How Lexile measures are built into specific assessments (on request).

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Informational Session: The Lexile Framework in the Library and Community

Intended for: Media specialists, public librarians, school librarians, parents and community leaders
Format:  Live web session
Duration: 60-90 minutes
The Lexile Framework for Reading can be utilized in both public and school libraries to facilitate text selection and reading growth. This session includes information relevant to media specialists and librarians, and also to community leaders and parents. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding Lexile measures as indicators of text complexity and reading level.
  • What Lexile measures mean.
  • Utilizing Lexile measures in the library.
  • How to use Lexile measures to support text selection and facilitate reading growth.
  • The effects of summer learning loss and the importance of summer reading programs.
  • Parental and community involvement in literacy growth.
  • How media specialists can support the curriculum.

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Informational Session: Lexile by Chapter Guides: Finding the Complexity WITHIN a Text

Intended for: Teachers, reading specialists, curriculum administrators, librarians and media specialists
Format:  Live web session
Duration: 60-90 minutes
This presentation introduces the Lexile by Chapter (LbC) Guides. Explore the text complexity within a book with a visual display of Lexile measures for every chapter in the text. Each LbC Guide includes a graph and table displaying the Lexile information to help educators, parents, and students better understand where the peaks and valleys of complexity reside within a text.

Educators can use the LbC Guides to determine which chapters present the highest syntactic and semantic demand and where more instructional scaffolding and discussion may be needed. They can also use the LbC Guides to determine which chapters present less syntactic and semantic demand and might be opportunities to better engage students in other important learning activities such as the ability to write and verbalize supporting ideas and arguments with textual evidence. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding Lexile measures as indicators of text complexity and reading level.
  • Understanding the LbC Guides’ graphic and table information.
  • Using the LbC Guides to plan reading activities in the classroom.
  • Developing additional opportunities for close reading of complex text.
  • A guided and interactive tour of the Lexile Analyzer.
  • Exercise: Preparing text and acquiring a Lexile measure with the Lexile Analyzer.

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Half-Day Workshop: Foundations of the Lexile Framework for Reading

Intended for: Curriculum administrators, principals, testing coordinators, librarians and media specialists
Format: On-site
Duration: Three hours
This workshop explores the fundamentals of the Lexile Framework for Reading and provides an overview of how you can use Lexile measures in schools and classrooms to successfully manage your reading instructional programs and resources. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding Lexile measures as indicators of text complexity and reading level.
  • How to determine Lexile measures for classroom materials and student Lexile measures.
  • Using Lexile measures to match readers with text and forecast comprehension.
  • Using Lexile measures across the content areas.
  • Free Lexile-linked resources.
  • Understanding how Lexile measures may be used to inform instruction.
  • Understanding the relationship between Lexile measures and college and career readiness.
  • Understanding the relationship between Lexile measures and state standards.
  • The importance of reading over the summer to combat summer learning loss.
  • A brief overview of Lexile.com.

Note: Be sure to ask about CEU credits. Your district may recognize Lexile professional learning opportunities as ongoing professional development.

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Half-Day Workshop: Lexile Measures and Beginning Readers

Intended for: K-2 faculty, curriculum administrators, principals, testing coordinators, librarians and media specialists
Format: On-site
Duration: Three hours
The half-day workshop (3 hours) explores the extension of The Lexile® Framework for Reading into the area of early reading. Insight will be shared on the research behind our identification of features that make text challenging.

This workshop also provides an overview of the new enhancements that better measure the complexity of K-2 texts. Time will be spent examining these enhancements within actual K-2 text, and how these enhancements inform text selection for beginning readers. Using the enhancements mentioned above, we explore how teachers in the early grades can better match texts to their students to encourage reading growth. Topics covered include:

  • Why enhancements were made to better measure K–2 texts.
  • A brief look at the research behind the extended Lexile scale.
  • Understanding the “Beginning Reader” code for books that fall below 0L on the Lexile scale.
  • A deep dive (with hands-on activities) into the new early-reading indicators and how they can be used to inform text selections.
  • How to determine Lexile® measures for classroom materials.
  • The relationship between Lexile text measures and Fountas & Pinnell reading levels.
  • Explore “what comes next”, how Lexile measures inform instruction after a student is no longer considered a beginning reader.
  • A brief overview of Lexile.com and the Lexile Analyzer, the tool used to determine the Lexile measure of a book or piece of text.

Note: Be sure to ask about CEU credits. Your district may recognize Lexile professional learning opportunities as ongoing professional development.

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Half-Day Workshop: Using Lexile Measures to Make Your Library Accessible to ALL Readers

Intended for: K-2 faculty, curriculum administrators, principals, testing coordinators, librarians and media specialists
Format: On-site
Duration: Three hours
This workshop explores the fundamentals of the Lexile Framework for Reading. The workshop also provides an overview of how you can use Lexile measures in the library, as well as, explores the recommendations of the American Library Association in order to promote reading materials based on interest while still matching readers with appropriate texts. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding Lexile measures as indicators of text complexity and reading level
  • How to determine Lexile measures for classroom materials, students & Lexile measures in the Library
  • Using Lexile measures to match readers with text and forecast comprehension
  • Discuss best practices for making your library accessible to all readers based on interest while supporting informed
    choices by patrons that are aware of their Lexile measure
  • Using Lexile measures across the content areas
  • Free Lexile-linked resources
  • Monitor student progress toward college and career readiness
  • Understanding how Lexile measures may be used to inform instruction
  • How media specialists can support the curriculum, parent & community involvement in literacy growth
  • The importance of reading over the summer to combat summer learning loss
  • A brief overview of Lexile.com

Note: Be sure to ask about CEU credits. Your district may recognize Lexile professional learning opportunities as ongoing professional development.

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Full-Day Workshop: Applying the Lexile Framework for Reading

Intended for: Teachers (all content areas), reading specialists, curriculum administrators, librarians and media specialists
Format: On-site
Duration: Six hours

Discover how to make Lexile measures actionable in the classroom. This full-day workshop provides extensive, interactive training on how to use the Lexile Framework for Reading to maximize student reading growth. Attendees will participate in group activities that provide hands-on learning experiences that will impact day-to-day decisions about reading and instruction. Information and classroom simulation activities will help participants set measurable goals for students, as well as monitor, differentiate and evaluate reading instruction. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding Lexile measures as indicators of text complexity and reading level.
  • How to determine Lexile measures for classroom materials and student Lexile measures.
  • Using Lexile measures to match readers to text and forecast comprehension.
  • Monitor student progress toward college and career readiness.
  • Accessing online tools and resources to support targeted instruction and student achievement-across all content areas and grade levels.
  • Utilizing state databases (where available) to identify Lexile-linked resources and differentiated content.
  • Classroom practices and strategies for utilizing the Lexile Framework.
  • Communicating with parents about student reading goals, progress and the importance of summer reading.
  • Informing students about how to select text.
  • Understanding the relationship between Lexile measures and college and career readiness.
  • A guided and interactive tour of Lexile.com.

Note: Be sure to ask about CEU credits. Your district may recognize Lexile professional learning opportunities as ongoing professional development.

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Full-Day Workshop: The Lexile Framework in Action: Making Curriculum Content Accessible to ALL Students

Intended for: Grades 3-5 classroom teachers & literacy coaches, Grades 6-12 content area teachers in ELA, science, & social studies
Format:  On-site
Duration: Six hours
Take your Lexile professional learning to the next level! This workshop goes beyond our introductory courses to allow you to make Lexile measures work hard for your school. Participants will be guided in the development of units of targeted text and resources to meet the needs of all learners. The units developed in this course will incorporate your state standards using curriculum guides already developed by your school district. Attendees will take their background knowledge, developed in the introductory session on the Lexile Framework for Reading, and apply it to create curriculum specific units. Topics & exercises include:

  • Review of The Lexile Framework for Reading
  • Using Lexile measures across the content areas
  • Refresher demonstration of free online Lexile-linked resources and tools
  • Discuss implementation of The Lexile Framework for Reading and complete a plan for your curriculum area using curriculum guides already developed by your school district:
    o What are your overall objectives?
    o What resources are needed to accomplish this plan?
    o How will success be measured?
    o Who will be responsible for the plan in your curriculum area?
    o What is the timeline to complete the objectives?
  • Create targeted text lists for units/topics using district or state provided online Lexile-linked databases
  • Using targeted text lists, generate lesson plans using indicated Lexile levels from student rosters
  • Closing Discussion: What comes next?

Please note: To get the most out of this session, districts and schools must have access to a Lexile-linked database such as EBSCO, ProQuest, etc. Additionally, districts and schools should utilize an interim benchmark assessment so that students receive Lexile measures several times/year. Participants should have taken one of our introductory Lexile professional learning workshops and be well-versed and knowledgeable in the Lexile Framework for Reading.

Note: Be sure to ask about CEU credits. Your district may recognize Lexile professional learning opportunities as ongoing professional development.

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Train the Trainer: The Lexile Framework for Reading

Intended for: Professional development coordinators, literacy coaches and intervention specialists
Format:  On-site
Duration: Two days
This premium two-day workshop will enable you to lead your own Lexile workshops across your own school or district. It provides thorough training not only on the Lexile Framework for Reading, but on how you can communicate this information across audiences and implement Lexile measures throughout your district. This multi-day session is limited to small groups and requires intensive participation. All participants will be provided relevant training materials, including PowerPoints and supplemental material. The Train the Trainer workshop will cover:

  • The development of the Lexile Framework for Reading.
  • What Lexile measures mean?
  • Utilizing Lexile measures in the classroom.
  • Forecasting college and career readiness.
  • The Lexile Framework and the Common Core.
  • Lexile-linked resources.
  • Lexile tools and the website.
  • Lexile FAQs.
  • Teach-back opportunities.

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Custom Options: Information on the Lexile Framework for Reading

Intended for: All educators
Format:  On-site or via live web session
Duration: Custom

We can customize workshops and information sessions to meet your unique needs. Whether you need a general overview for a particular audience or specific information tailored to your department or staff, we can tailor a session for you. Our facilitators can deliver a customized session – whether one hour or six hours – aligned to the needs of your school, district, conference or company.

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