About Spanish Lexile® Measures for Reading
Today’s classrooms often include several students — sometimes many more — who speak languages other than English. Spanish-speaking students are now the second-largest student population enrolled in public schools, and it can be challenging to measure progress and find appropriate reading materials for children whose first language is Spanish.
El Sistema Lexile® para Leer is a reading framework for Spanish readers and text. In the same way educators use The Lexile® Framework for Reading, Spanish Lexile Measures for Reading can be used to match students with targeted Spanish-language materials. This helps students keep up when their first language isn’t English.
For example, in a lesson on the Battle of Gettysburg, a teacher or librarian could use students’ Spanish Lexile measures to connect them with ability-appropriate, supplemental materials on the topic, keeping them on track to meet state performance standards while strengthening their reading skills in their native language.
Discover how Spanish Lexile measures can help improve the reading ability of your Spanish-speaking students.