How do you find books using Lexile measurements?


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To find books using Lexile measurements, match the desired Lexile range you are looking for with the book's Lexile assigned by MetaMetrics. The desired Lexile range can be determined by assessing the reader's Lexile using any number of reading tests or programs.

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After assessing a reader's Lexile range, look for books that fall within that range. Let the reader choose his own book so he is more engaged in the reading material. If a reader shows interest in a book that is above his Lexile range, it may be worth reading to assist with comprehension and vocabulary growth. Readers may also select a book that is lower than their ranges if they wish to comprehend a topic more easily that they have an interest in.

Use both online and library resources to find the books that are best suited for the reader. If the reader is above the average Lexile range for his age but is still quite young for higher level books, a librarian can assist in finding the ideal book. Additionally, Lexiles are not limited to books alone. More than 100 million articles and websites have Lexile levels due to the Lexile company's partnership with additional academic websites such as EBSCO, GALE and ProQuest.

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