Selecting Grade-Appropriate Texts


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When choosing grade-appropriate texts for students, which of the following is NOT an aspect of the text you need to consider?

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1. When considering a text for your students that has controversial topics, it is a good idea to _____

2. The measure of the level of text complexity that a student can read comfortably is called a _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet evaluates your knowledge of what to look for when choosing appropriate readings depending on student grade level and ability. You'll review vocabulary and how to gauge a student's reading level.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The focus of this quiz and worksheet is to check your understanding of

  • Aspects to consider when choosing grade-appropriate texts
  • What to do when considering a text with controversial topics
  • The term for the measure of the level of text complexity that a student can read comfortably
  • The most accurate way of gauging a student's reading level

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you remember the best practice for introducing text with controversial material
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read the most accurate way of knowing a student's reading level and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - check that you know the strategy that allows students to read books that are well-matched to their varying levels of reading, content, and interest to answer a question about it

Additional Learning

There is more to learn about this topic in the lesson, Selecting Grade-Appropriate Texts. This lesson offers a closer look at:

  • The three aspects to keep in mind when selecting texts
  • Why choosing the appropriate text can be daunting
  • What some computer programs can measure for you
  • How to adapt classroom strategies for different lexiles
  • Ways to get student interested in what you read
  • How to create student ownership in what they learn