Lexile Levels: go to http://www.lexile.com/ for information on this program.
· 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 clients.
· Remember that your student will be working within a range – 100 below to 50 above his or her score
· To find your client’s approximate level, go to: http://www.lexile.com/findabook/
· Ask your client 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
· the Lexile range will appear on the right side of the screen
· Fill in the check boxes for items of interest to your client and click the search button
· Click on “Add to My Reading List” to create a list
· Use the limiters on the right side of the screen to refine your list – note the age level bar!
· Create a master list and print out; these are good starting titles for your client
Follett Titlewave: go
to http://titlewave.com and log in
· Under “Collection Development” on the left of the screen, click “Books” under Search...
· Fill in the boxes for the types/levels of books your client might be interested in
· Click on “Want” for titles you’d like to save; you can create a number of lists this way
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: