Lexile Levels: go to https://www.lexile.com/ for information on this program. It is free to register.
This Web site is a fabulous starting point. You can take the grade level ranges and use them in CLCD for preliminary choices in choosing books for students.
Remember that your student will be working within a range – 100 below to 50 above his or her score. To find your student’s approximate level, go to: https://fab.lexile.com/
Ask your student if s/he finds reading her grade level textbook easy, pretty much on target, or hard – and fill in the appropriate grade level and “circle” on the page. Follow directions to create a list of potential titles. Look these up in our Catalog, or use CLCD to find. CLCD gives Lexile and other reading levels for many of its titles.
You might also try Follett Titlewave. Go to http://titlewave.com and register. Under “Collection Development” on the left of the screen, click “Books” under Search. Fill in the boxes for the types/levels of books your student might be interested in. Click on “Want” for titles you’d like to save; you can create a number of lists.
Turn to the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database for title ideas. To search for titles using the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database:
Check out the reference book A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children’s Picture Books. The 7th edition in our Reference collection (CUR REF PN1009.A1 Z682 2006) has a list of “Rhyming text” titles. We are in the process of noting whether or not these are owned by I-G12 or Haseltine (the library at Greenwood).
There are 4 places to search for books:
Searching for a book in MOBIUS:
Searching for a book in PROSPECTOR: