Clear Lake OBOB meeting dates:
January 18th 3:00-3:30 Mock Battles
January 25th 3:00-3:30 Mock Battles
February 8th 3:00-3:45 Official Battles
February 15th 3:00-3:45 Official Battles
Regional and State Competition Dates:
Regional at North Eugene High School March 18, 2017
State Competition at Chemeketa Community College April 8, 2017
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:
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea Lexile: 510
Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret Lexile: 750
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling Lexile: 880
Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz
Joshua Dread by Lee Bacon Lexile: 700
Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka Lexile: 750
Matilda by Roald Dahl Lexile: 840
Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller Lexile: 890
Quinny and Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen Lexile: 660
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary Lexile: 860
Rescue on the Oegon Trail by Kate Messner Lexile: 690
Skateboard Party by Karen English Lexile: 740
Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret Lexile: 890
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd Lexile: 680
Upside-Down Magic By Sarah Mlynowski Lexile: 500
Woof By Spencer Quinn Lexile: 650