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LEXILE Q & A
What does "Lexile" mean?"
What's my reading "sweet spot"?
How do I find books on my Lexile level?
What do I do if a required book for class is above my Lexile level?
"Lexile" refers to the level of difficulty of a book or any other text. You can use your Lexile score to find books in the library that are at the best level for your reading comprehension.
The "sweet spot" is the Lexile range that is 100 points below to 50 points above your Lexile level, which is considered the best range for reading comprehension.
To learn how to find books on your Lexile level in our library, click
First, see if the book is included on the website
, a site that breaks down difficult text into more easily understood wording.
Second, ask your teacher if you can use an "adapted" text that is more simplified than the original. The library has adapted texts; ask one of the librarians.
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