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Reading Range and Text Complexity in XBOOKS

XBOOKS exposes students to a wide range of complex, quality texts, while providing the scaffolding students need to access, comprehend, and respond to the texts they're reading.

  • Lead Books provide the opportunity to analyze texts as a whole class with teacher-led instruction.
  • Reader's Choice Books provide opportunities to apply close reading skills independently or in small groups. Provocative, text-dependent questions demand that students analyze text on a complex level.
  • Stretch Texts provide short, complex texts in a variety of nonfiction formats related to the books and strands. These texts stretch students' reading comprehension skills with higher levels of text complexity and more challenging questions.