Interest Brings Understanding
"Our understanding is enriched when we have emotional connections. We love to reexperience what we find beautiful, and we understand better when learning includes aesthetic journeys. Ultimately, our insights become potent and lasting-and we remember." ~Ellin Oliver Keene
10 Ways to Show Your Child that Literacy Counts
- Build a family library
- Create a "reading corner" in your home
- Read out loud to your children
- Allow your children to see you reading for pleasure
- Talk to your kids about what they are reading
- Put a bookshelf in your child's room and fill it with popular books
- Take your child to the library
- Limit TV, computer and video game time
- Subscribe to a new magazine for your child
- Share your excitement over something you read with your child
What does Lexile Mean?
The Lexile measure tells us about a text's difficulty. It does not measure content or quality. For example, a book could be easy enough to read or comprehend, but that does not mean the subject matter is appropriate for the reader. The scale measures reading ability.
The lexile scale starts at 200L (beginners) to 1700L (advanced). It measures a reader's ability level.
This makes it easier to select books for your child. For example, if your child measures at 1000L, that is the level books that your child would be able to comprehend. Remember, however, that all books will not be appropriate in content or quality for all readers.
Your child's lexile range can be found on his/her MAP score sheet.