What does text complexity mean? Texts usually have a Lexile or readability level. In another post, I talked about texts and books having lexiles, not kids. Kids can have a range of lexile levels they may best read within, but only texts can be given a specific level. this is based on the length of the words and sentences, their syllables, and how many sentences there are per paragraph. the higher these numbers are, the higher the lexile is. This is just one piece of text complexity. Text complexity is measured by the nuances and background requirements of a text. Ii is also measured by what a teacher is asking the student to do with the text, or what a student is choosing to do with a text.
For more information, see textproject.org
Erin Rae is the Curriculum Coordinator at Lockport 91.