Another Great Tool for Teachers: Weekly Reader Adds Lexile Measures

Weekly Reader recently announced that it is assigning Lexile measures to articles in many of its popular classroom magazines.  If you aren’t familiar with Weekly Reader , they have been creating content-rich supplemental materials for students in grades pre-K through 12th for more than 100 years.  Their 12 classroom magazines provide teachers with additional curriculum tools while energizing students and engendering curiosity about the world around them.

This is great news.  By assigning a Lexile measure to these materials, Weekly Reader is giving classroom educators one more way to connect students with reading assignments that match their abilities and goals.  As previous research has indicated, an important component in developing a life-long love of reading is providing students with reading material on topics in which they’re interested.  A recent study (subscription required) by Nell Duke goes even further and suggests that a steady exposure to nonfiction text is essential to allowing students to graduate college and career ready.  And this is just the sort of material that Weekly Reader provides for students and teachers around the country.

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