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Lexile Measures

“I’m going to ‘Lexile’ my library this year”

What does this mean? It is possible that it can mean we have resources in the library to help young people connect with reading on the levels they need to. Lexile is considered   an educational tool that uses a measure to match readers of all ages with books, articles and other materials. Although students get Lexile measures from tests taken usually in the beginning of the school year, Lexile is not about the test scores or restrictive reading level. Lexile measures are about growing literacy among young adults, and how that’s important to a successful life during and after school.

At Messenger we have many books for students to increase their reading abilities and they are easy to find in the library. As many of you have probably noticed, our Resource of this Month is “LEXILE”. How do I find the right books to improve my Lexile level? Click on the LEXILE icon on the library web site and follow the detailed instructions. It is helpful to know your Lexile measures, select your interests by which you are looking for particular books and find books in the library catalog you would like to read. It is possible to generate a list of books that have been labeled at the particular Lexile level.

If you need help, stop by the Youth Services Department or Circulation desk and we’ll be glad to help you to search the library catalog for Lexile measures.

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