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"Parts of a Tree"
Lexile: 210

"Watch the Tennis Ball"
Lexile: 270

"The Pilgrim's Path"
Lexile: 190

"Edison Tried and Tried Again"
Lexile: 250

"What Did People Wear?"
Lexile: 270

1st Grade

"Native American Powwows"
Lexile: 660

"Seven Large Lands"
Lexile: 660

Lexile: 210

"A Man Who Liked Apples"
Lexile: 440

"What is the Solar System?"
Lexile: 320


2nd Grade

"Water Takes Three Forms"
Lexile: 370

"What Do Plants Need?"
Lexile: 440

"A Perfectly Sticky Idea"
Lexile: 530

"Invaders of the Ecosystem"
Lexile: 720

"Pictures of the Year"
Lexile: 730

3rd Grade

"Crossing the Finish Line"
Lexile: 800

"Oral Histories"
Lexile: 900

"A Bit About Buttons"
Lexile: 860

"Moosewood Restaurant"
Lexile: 850

"The Campanile"
Lexile: 910

4th Grade

"A New Kind of Library"
Lexile: 790

"A Funny Old Ballpark"
Lexile: 870

"Bats Galore"
Lexile: 1190

"Shasta Dam"
Lexile: 1000

"Pythons Invade the Everglades"
Lexile: 940

5th Grade

"Damaged Bridge to be Repaired"
Lexile: 1090

"Non-Colonists in the American Revolution"
Lexile: 1000

"A New Letter for the Alphabet"
Lexile: 1040

"The Canadian Beaver"
Lexile: 1110

"They Call Them Apaches"
Lexile: 890


6th Grade

"Why Don't People on the Other Side Fall Off?"
Lexile: 1070

"How Are Rainbows Formed?"
Lexile: 950

"Why Is the Sky Blue?"
Lexile: 1000

"The Mighty Semiconductor and the Rise of Silicon Valley"
Lexile: 970

"Where Did King Tut Get His Eyebrows?"
Lexile: 1110

7th Grade

"Cherokee in the United States"
Lexile: 1090

"Avoiding Earthquake Surprises in the Pacific Northwest"
Lexile: 1040

"A Club for Explorers"
Lexile: 1100

"The National Guard"
Lexile: 1120

"Snakes, Saints & Pirates"
Lexile: 1220


8th Grade

"Education in America"
Lexile: 1110

"Legend of Ganga-ji"
Lexile: 1220

"An Unwelcome Newcomer"
Lexile: 1080

"The Anthems of America"
Lexile: 1220

"The Legacy of Frederick Douglass"
Lexile: 1110


9th Grade - 12th Grade

"Unearthing Pterosaurs"
Lexile: 1290

"America from Washington to Madison"
Lexile: 1230

"Native American Conflicts"
Lexile: 1340

"The Tang and Song Dynasties in China"
Lexile: 1190

"A Room-Sized Computer in Your Digital Music Player"
Lexile: 1380