Text Complexity Toolkit
To help put the right book in each reader's hands, use the following tools to implement comprehensive text complexity analyses within your instructional plans.
Completing a Text Complexity Rubric [coming soon]
Utilizing an innovative rubric that both collects and reveals teachers' crowdsourced opinions about seven distinct elements of text for both informational and literary books.
Assigning appropriate grade bands with a crosswalk that translates Lexile levels of specific books to a half-dozen other computer-generated measures, including Fountas & Pinnell and ATOS.
Reader and task considerations
Offering questions that guide teachers to keep these vital elements of literacy in mind.
Cultural Representation and Diversity: Optional Questions
These questions were adapted from the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance Curriculum and can be used to guide text selection and conversations.
Genre & curricular area measurements
Revealing the variety and differentiation of titles on any booklist — highlighting what is represented, and tools that grow and balance the list.