Use Lexile Measures to Teach Chapter Books
Just as books vary in their text complexity, chapters within books vary. When teaching a book to a class, many educators use Lexile by Chapter Guides available in Lexile® Find a Book. Lexile by Chapter Guides offer Lexile measures and consequential vocabulary for each chapter’s text to help teachers plan instruction. Access Find a Book to see how its over 1,600 books with Lexile by Chapter Guides can help you in your teaching!
How were books chosen for the guides?
The books were originally selected based on research into the most commonly taught full-length works at various levels (Applebee, 1989; Shanahan and Duffett, 2013). We added additional titles in consultation with classroom teachers and school librarians from across the country. Because some titles are assigned in multiple grade levels, you might see the same book appear in more than one category.
Fiction & Novels
Informational Text & Literary Non-Fiction
|Popular Middle School Titles||Popular High School Titles|
|Chasing Lincoln’s Killer||A Long Way Gone|
|Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines (grades 6-8)||A Room of One’s Own|
|No Summit Out of Sight||Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines (grades 9-10)|
|The Boys Who Challenged Hitler||In Defense of Food|
|The Omnivore’s Dilemma (Young Reader’s Edition)||Into The Wild|
|Team Moon||The Pact|
|We Beat the Street||Twelve Years a Slave|
|How to Read Literature Like a Professor (revised edition) (coming soon!)|
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