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LION/LEON
The Learning Inventory of Need (LION) in English and Spanish (LEON), is a comprehensive, adaptive reading assessment for students grades KG – 12 (KG – 6 for Spanish).  Student results include an independent and instructional reading level for fiction and nonfiction, as well as foundational focus skills to assist teachers in remediation, enrichment, and guided reading lessons.  The complete suite of results provides teacher lesson plans, small group activities, student-based online games, and leveled running records for one-on-one sessions.  A complete and comprehensive literacy RTI/MTSS tool.

Proficient Readers

If your child is reading at LION's Proficient level (LLL500, LLL550), they are able to read most words automatically, only stopping to sound out unknown words with tricky patterns (for example, "bruise" or "souvenir"). Technical vocabulary is (mostly) easily understood by looking at the context of the word. Most reading is done silently for at least 30 minutes. Proficient readers comprehend passages with fully developed characters and concepts in a variety of genres and to answer more complex questions about the text. At least half of all texts should be nonfiction - including biographies, informational essays, and persuasive articles.

LLL500 Fiction

Title Word Count Lexile ATOS A-Z F&P DRA
Runaway Pooch 998 810L - 1000L 6.0 W-Y S-T 50
Separation Lesson 1.122 810L - 1000L 6.1 W-Y S-T 50
In the Middle 1.039 1010L - 1200L 6.0 W-Y S-T 50
Mum's the Word 752 610L - 800L 6.3 W-Y S-T 50
Billy's Big Dig 1,102 810L - 1000L 6.2 W-Y S-T 50
A Golden Adventure 949 810L - 1000L 6.3 W-Y S-T 50

LLL500 Nonfiction

Title Word Count Lexile AR A-Z F&P DRA
The Hubble Telescope: Eye to the Skies 989 810L - 1000L 6.8 W-Y S-T 50
The Other Pianist 813 810L - 1000L 6.8 W-Y S-T 50
Marie Curie 603 810L - 1000L 6.9 W-Y S-T 50
Goats 1,127 810L - 1000L 6.9 W-Y S-T 50
Doctor Flap Clowns Around 879 810L - 1000L 7.0 W-Y S-T 50
But One Life 1,075 810L - 1000L 7.2 W-Y S-T 50

LLL550 Fiction

Title Word Count Lexile ATOS A-Z F&P DRA
Moving Day 986 810L - 1000L 6.5 Z1 U 50
Under the Mask 1,254 810L - 1000L 6.8 Z1 U 50
Thunder and Lightning 892 810L - 1000L 7.2 Z1 U 50
Bus Stop Detour 895 1010L - 1200L 6.2 Z1 U 50
Seeing the Sea 1,199 1210L - 1400L 6.3 Z1 U 50
Into the Stars 932 1010L - 1200L 6.9 Z1 U 50

LLL550 Nonfiction

Title Word Count Lexile ATOS A-Z F&P DRA
The Emerald Isle 1,051 810L - 1000L 7.8 Z1 U 50
Martin's Marvelous Marble Machine 885 1010L - 1200L 7.0 Z1 U 50
Alton's Gentle Giant 802 1010L - 1200L 7.1 Z1 U 50
To Be or Not To Be: The Question Around Pluto 1,049 1010L - 1200L 7.5 Z1 U 50
What Happened to the Mayan Civilization? 811 1010L - 1200L 7.9 Z1 U 50
Yellowstone 864 1010L - 1200L 8.4 Z1 U 50