• There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world.  Love of books is best of all.
                                              -- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
    Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.
                                              -- John Green
    Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't new at all!
                                              -- Abraham Lincoln
    WHY read 30 minutes a day?  
    "If daily reading begins in infancy, by the time a child is 5 years old, he or she has been fed roughly 900 hours of brain food!"
    "Reduce that experience to just 30 minutes a week, and the child's hungry mind loses 770 hours of nursery rhymes, fairy tales, stories, and vocabulary development."
    A kindergarten student who has not been read aloud to could enter school with less than 60 hours of literacy nutrition."
    Source:  U.S. Department of Education, America Reads Challenge. (1999) "Start Early, Finish Strong: How to Help Every Child Become a Reader."  Washington, D.C. 
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  • What is a Lexile Measure?

    A Lexile measure is a valuable piece of information about either an individual's reading ability or the difficulty of a text, like a book or magazine article. The Lexile measure is shown as a number with an "L" after it — 880L is 880 Lexile.

    A student gets his or her Lexile reader measure from a reading test or program. For example, if a student receives an 880L on her end-of-grade reading test, she is an 880 Lexile reader. Higher Lexile measures represent a higher level of reading ability. A Lexile reader measure can range from below 200L for emergent readers to above 1600L for advanced readers. Readers who score below 0L receive a BR for Beginning Reader. In some cases, for readers, a BR code is followed by a number and L (e.g., BR150L). A Lexile reader measure of BR150L indicates that the Lexile measure of the reader is 150 units below 0L. The smaller the number following the BR code, the more advanced the reader is. For example, a BR150L reader is more advanced than a BR200L reader.

    Find the right book for your child:  https://lexile.com/findabook/