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Posted on October 18, 2015 1:02 am
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vaWety
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Lexile Levels
A fifth grade teacher teaches a class of 25 students. The Lexile levels of these students vary greatly. There are several students with Lexile levels in the 200 and 300s, while some students have levels in the 800 and 900s. What can this teacher due to ensure that she is meeting the needs of all students and that all students are showing growth?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 18, 2015 7:40 pm

qevaSe
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First, would encourage students to read AR books from the library that matches their Lexile level. I would closely monitor these books so they are reading on the appropriate level outside of my instruction as well. Secondly, I would divide students into quartiles based on a range of Lexile levels. Their groups would be based on the range rather than an exact level. Again, I would closely monitor their comprehension at their level to determine whether to increase that level, which would show growth.
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Natalie Taylor
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This is a very good and detailed response. Great idea.
  Posted on: February 22, 2016 2:34 pm

ezyHes
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Good idea.
  Posted on: March 7, 2016 1:48 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 18, 2015 7:31 am

ManuVy
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The textbook response it level the text that students are reading. I would put those student on low reading level in groups and work with them until til I can assessment again to see growth. I would also use my high level readers to model for my low level students also.
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Natalie Taylor
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This is a very good and detailed response. Great idea.
  Posted on: February 22, 2016 2:34 pm

aHeXud
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Good solution and I really like the idea of having the higher lexile reading students work with and model for the lower lexile students so that they can learn from their peers of reading strategies and skills to use when they read next. Great ideas!
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Solution 3
Posted October 19, 2015 2:56 am

qasytu
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Set up two different groups. One set would be divided by grouping those in the 800s with likeminded students, the 200s with the 200s and the 400s with the 400s, etc. The other set of groups would be set up by listing the students in order from highest to lowest. Cut the list in half and set it side by side. Then group according to pairs, This way you don't have someone working with a peer that is so vastly different from the others in the group.
Set up stations for each set. For example Monday, Wednesday, Friday you could have the likeminded groups working together on assignments at each station. The higher groups would be given more challenging assignments at their stations. Tuesday and Thursday, you could have the column pairs working, moving from station to station.During these days encourage the students to talk though their thought process with the assignments. This will help them show their understanding and they will be "teaching" the others that work on a level below them.
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Natalie Taylor
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This is a very good and detailed response. Great idea.
  Posted on: February 22, 2016 2:34 pm

ezyHes
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Good idea.
  Posted on: March 7, 2016 1:48 am

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Solution 4
Posted October 16, 2017 10:57 pm

zuMyJe
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Make regular class trips to the library and make sure students know their lexile level.
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Solution 5
Posted October 23, 2015 1:50 am

LeHaWy
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For nonfiction resources, use newsela.com to get different articles on different lexile levels.
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Natalie Taylor
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This is a very good and detailed response. Great idea.
  Posted on: February 22, 2016 2:34 pm

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