Find Books by Lexile Measures
- 0-300L 1st Grade
- 140-500L 2nd Grade
- 330-700L 3rd Grade
- 445-810L 4th Grade
- 565-910L 5th Grade
- 665-1000L 6th Grade
- 735-1065L 7th Grade
- 805-1100L 8th Grade
- 855-1165L 9th Grade
- 905-1195L 10th Grade
- 940-1210L 11th/12th Grade
- 1210+ College/Adult
Find Books by Recommended Reading Levels
- Toddler (0-3 years)
- Preschool (4-5 years)
- Kindergarten (5-6 years)
- Lower Elementary (1st-3rd Grade)
- Upper Elementary (4th-6th Grade)
- Middle School (7th-8th Grade)
- High School
- Reference Books
A Lexile Measure assesses the basic reading difficulty level of a book or piece of text. A student can get his personal Lexile reader measure from a test or program. See the available testing programs/sites at Lexile.com.
Please note that while Lexile Measures can be useful in selecting books, the Lexile Measure does not assess the appropriateness of the subject matter, so you will need to use your own discretion when selecting books for your child.
Lexile Measures are indicated by a 3 digit number followed by L, such a 950L. The higher the number, the more challenging the book. Often more information is need concerning the book content and added alpha letter codes (AD, GN, HL, IG, NC, NP) are placed before the regular lexile number ie. AD800L. For explaination of the various code see the code explanations.
A Lexile Measure can still be a good way to assess whether or not your child can comprehend a book.
If your child is generally a good reader, you may want to select books at the top of his grade level range, or even beyond. Just take note of the Lexile Measure listed to the left of each book entry on My Homeschool Librarian. You can also search for books in a specific range by clicking the links at right.
Many Books are not Lexile Rated! Instead, you will see the words “Recommended for” instead of the Lexile Measure in the Lexile box.
The recommended rating may be due to the Lexile Measure (reading level) or the content-appropriate age suggestions. For example, a fairy tale may be difficult to read (high Lexile score) but the content may be appropriate for younger children and therefore will have a very wide recommended range.
You can find out more about Lexile Measures by watching the video below or going to http://www.lexile.com.