Clear Lake OBOB meeting dates:
January 17th 3:05-3:45 Mock Battles
January 31st 3:05-3:45 Mock Battles
February 14th 3:05-3:45 Official Battles
February 21st 3:05-3:45 Official Battles
Regional and State Competition Dates:
Regional is at Thurston High School on March 9, 2019
State Competition at Chemeketa Community College on April 6, 2019
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:
Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman Lexile: 810
George by Alex Gino Lexile: 790
Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine Lexile: 730
The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy Lexile: 750
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III Lexile: 620
The Infinity Year of Avalon James by Dana Middleton Lexile: 610
Nightbird by Alice Hoffman Lexile: 840
Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce & Maggie Stiefvater Lexile: 690
Real Friends by Shannon Hale Lexile: GN340
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson Lexile: GN440
Ugly by Robert Hoge Lexile: 890
Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker Lexile: 670
When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin Lexile: 750
A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner Lexile: 540
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown Lexile: 740
Wish by Barbara O’Connor Lexile: 850