|808 Books R Great!
Hawaii State Department of Education
Hello and welcome to the Hawaii State Department of Education's summer reading web page, "808 Books R Great!" You can start by clicking on any of the links and attachments below. Parents and educators can read all about the summer campaign and students can look for great book titles using the "Find a Book" tool. Get reading today!
Information for Educators and Parents
What is a Lexile® Measure?
There are two kinds of Lexile measures: the Lexile reader measure and the Lexile text measure. Students receive a Lexile reader measure as a score from a reading test - it describes his or her reading ability. Books and other texts receive a Lexile text measure from a software tool called the Lexile Analyzer - it describes the book's reading demand or difficulty. When used together, these measures can help match a reader with reading material that is at an appropriate difficulty, or help give an idea of how well a reader will comprehend a text. A student's recommended Lexile range is 50L above to 100L below his or her Lexile measure. When a Lexile text measure matches or is in the range of a Lexile reader measure, this is called a targeted reading experience. The reader will encounter some level of difficulty with the text, but not enough to get frustrated. This is the best way to grow as a reader - reading text that's not too hard but not too easy. Lexile measures help students find targeted readings from the more than 100 million articles, books and websites that have been measured. More information on Lexile measures may be found at www.Lexile.com.
Hawaii State Public Library Summer Reading Program
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