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The Lexile framework for reading is an educational tool that uses a measure called a Lexile to match readers with books, articles and other leveled reading resources. Readers and books are assigned a score on the Lexile scale, in which lower scores reflect easier readability for books and lower reading ability for readers.

Examples of books with Lexile measures

The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss 260L
Clifford the Big Red Dog Norman Bridwell 330L
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle 460L
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein 530L
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway 610L
Charlotte's Web E. B. White 680L
Twilight Stephenie Meyer 720L
A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway 730L
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone J. K. Rowling 880L
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens 990L
The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien 1000L
Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell 1100L
A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking 1290L



Lexile Website:

Lexile Overview:

How to find the right book for you:

Lexiles at School:

Differentiating Instruction:

Lexile in the Library:

How to get a Lexile Measure:

Lexiles and Common Core Standards:

Text Complexity and Grade Band Levels:

Common Core Standards and Text Complexity:

Lexile White Papers:

Lexile-to-grade correspondence:

More Assessment Resources: