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Mentor Texts illustrating Common Core Literacy Standards: Level of Text Complexity

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of suggested mentor texts for Common Core Literacy skills that we own here in Ely Library's Education Resources Collection.

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Kindergarten Lexile Band BR-190L

What is text complexity?

Here are some links to help you understand text complexity and evaluate the level of text complexity you are looking for:

From the Common Core State Standards Initiative:

Measuring Text Complexity: Three Factors

Range of Text Types for Grades K-5

Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Range of Student Reading Grades K-5

Staying on Topic Within a Grade & Across Grades

From the Teaching Channel

Simplifying Text Complexity video - High school teacher Sarah Brown Wessling unpacks the idea of text complexity and discusses how teachers can design tasks with text complexity in mind. (19 minutes)

Reading Level Correlation Chart

1st Grade Lexile Band 190L-420L

2nd Grade Stretch Band 420L-650L

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