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"Critics are by no means the end of the law. Do not think all is over with you because you articles are rejected. It may be that the editor has his drawer full, or that he does not know enough to appreciate you, or you have not gained a reputation, or he is not in a mood to be pleased. A critic's judgment is like that of any intelligent person. If he has experience, he is capable of judging whether a book will sell. That is all."

—Lavina Goodell Junior editor, Harper's Bazaar

 

Reading and Vocabulary

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  • AR BookFinder AR BookFinder This site is provided to students, parents, teachers and librarians by Renaissance Learning, Inc., the company that provides the Accelerated Reading (AR) program in our local schools.

    AR BookFinder allows users to search for a book included in the AR quiz list by title, author, reading level and interest level. Users of this site will find the reading level and point value of specific books. Use this site to create lists of book titles in a desired reading level range.

    Lists of award-winning books, state picks and librarian selections are available.

    PARENTS: On the welcome page, click “Parent” to find a link for “A Parent’s Guide to AR BookFinder”.

    NOTE: Local schools may or may not have quizzes for books on this site and point value and reading level may vary at different schools. This library will not have all books for which the schools have quizzes. Use the on-line catalog to find a title in this library’s collection or the Shawnee Library System.”

  • LexileLexile A Lexile measure is a valuable piece of information about either an individual's reading ability or the difficulty of a text, like a book or magazine article. The Lexile measure is shown as a number with an "L" after it — 880L is 880 Lexile. A student gets his or her Lexile reader measure from a reading test or program. For example, if a student receives an 880L on her end-of-grade reading test, she is an 880 Lexile reader. Higher Lexile measures represent a higher level of reading ability. A Lexile reader measure can range from below 200L for emergent readers to above 1600L for advanced readers. Readers who score below 0L receive a BR for Beginning Reader. Read More About Lexile Measure...
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