Clear Lake OBOB meeting dates:
October 1o, 2019 3:00-3:30 (forming teams)
November 6, 2019 3:00-3:30 (checking on team progress)
December 18, 2019 3:00-3:30 (checking in and extra book check out)
January 8, 2020 3:00-3:30 (mock battles)
January 22, 2020 3:00-3:45 (pool play battles, double round)
January 29, 2020 3:00-3:45 (final battles)
Regional and State Competition Dates:
State Competition at Chemeketa Community College on April 4, 2020
Lexiles are educational tools that support student reading by using the same scale to measure both text difficulty and reading ability. Through this combined approach, the Lexile Framework for Reading matches students to an appropriate level of text difficulty, which can encourage reading in the classroom, at the library, and at home.
Oregon Department of Education
Lexiles at home: You can visit www.lexile.com and type in the books you have in your own libraries at home to see if they are in the right range for your readers. Not every book ever written has been given a lexile level but a great deal have them. You can also go to this website and select “Find a Book” under the tools tab and enter your child’s lexile range. From there you have a choice of 28 different subjects you can choose a combination of to get a list of books that are of perfect range and interest for your child.
Lexiles at the Clear Lake Library: Adding lexile levels to the books and their records has been an ongoing process here at ClearLake. Many of the books at this time have a lexile number on them and have been color coded to help elementary students find books that are right for them. Focusing on colors rather than a number range is much easier for younger students. All new books as they are entered into the system are being lexiled at that time.
Lexiles at book sellers: Many retail book sellers offer easy look-up tools so that when you are looking for books to purchase you can readily find out what books are in your child’s lexile range. As an example, Barnes and Noble uses a program called Lexile Reading Level Wizard so that when you are searching items you can see the lexile level of items you are interested in.
Lexiles at the Eugene Public Libraries: Our local public libraries subscribe to Novelist which links you from their online card catalog to lexile information and then right back to the their records again. By using this online tool you can check to see if an item is right for your child’s reading ability.
3rd-5th Grade Division Selections:
The Ark Plan by Laura Martin Lexile: 790
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi Lexile: 630
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia Lexile: 710
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull Lexile: 700
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt Lexile: 550
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos Lexile: 970
Just Dance by Patricia McLachlan Lexile: 510
Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights by Malala Yousafzai Lexile: 810
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry Lexile: 670
Out of Left Field by Ellen Klages Lexile: 640
Paper Wishes by Lois Sepahban Lexile: 550
Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary Lexile: 850
Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan Lexile: 720
Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres Lexile: 780
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate Lexile: 590
The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell Lexile: 890