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Guided Reading Levels, Lexile Score & Accelerated Reader
What are Guided Reading Levels?
Guided Reading Levels are more complex than Lexile Scores. They measure length of book, layout, plot, repetition, illustrations, vocabulary, characters, setting, content and theme.
How do I find Guided Reading Levels?
  • Search for book titles at Scholastic Book Wizard. Find Guided Reading Level, Grade Level Equivalent and Lexile Score.
  • Compare structure of Guided Reading Levels to Lexile Scores.


    What is a Lexile score?
    Teachers may refer to Lexile scores when asking students to read books. A Lexile score measures a book's difficulty level on a scale from low to high. A low Lexile score means a book will be easier to comprehend.
    How do I find Lexile scores?
  • Use the Lexile find-a-book website.
  • Use the NoveList database. Enter a book title to see its Lexile score or find a list of books in a Lexile range by choosing Advanced Search, and Limit your results: Reading Level (Older Kids or Younger Kids) and Lexile Reading Level.
  • Compare structure of Guided Reading Levels to Lexile Scores.
  • see more at Lexile Framework® for Reading


    What is Accelerated Reader?
    Accelerated Reader (AR) is a program schools may purchase to monitor reading comprehension. Teachers may request that students read books from an AR book list in order to take a quiz about the book.
    AR book lists are organized by readability level for books, using a formula similar to a Lexile score.
    How do I find Accelerated Reader book lists?
  • Start by finding your school website, then look for AR book lists used by your school.
  • Use the AR book finder.
  • see more at Accelerated Reader