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How to Find Reading and Interest Levels for Books
Accelerated Reader Bookfinder
Lists reading levels and interest levels of books in the AR program. Can search by keyword to find books on a topic.
"Collections" tab lists awards list by state and category.
Search your book title in this database and then click on the"Text Complexity Measure" to see reading and grade levels for books.
Lists reading levels, interest levels, and lexile for most books.
Can search by keyword to find books on a topic.
Web site with information on Lexile reading levels. Includes a title search to determine lexile levels for books.
Mackin Education Resources
Free for educators who register at this website.
Lists reading levels, interest levels, and lexile for most books. Good site to find teaching materials and guides for books.
Five Finger Rule
Pick one random page out of a book to read. Each time the child struggles with a word or skips a word, put down one finger. If you reach the end of the page before you put all five fingers down, then the book is written at a level comfortable for independent reading for that child.
(Reading Levels of Children's Books: How Can You Tell?)