All of the SIRS databases and many of the Gale databases allow for searching by Reading Lexile. You must be on the advanced search screen to limit search results to a certain lexile range.
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All of the databases in the "Searching by Reading Lexile" box in the left column allow you to limit search results by reading levels such as basic, intermediate, and advanced, or by reading lexile. To limit search results by reading level, you must use the advance search screen in each database.
Sorting Search Results by Reading Lexile or Reading Level:
The databases listed in the "Searching by Reading Lexile" box also allow you to sort results by reading level if you have completed a search without having selected a reading level prior to entering your search terms. For instance, in the SIRS databases, the sort option allows you to sort by lexiles from low to high or high to low. The sort option in the Gale databases allows you to sort by "Content Level."
The following icons are used to identify reading levels in the Gale databases. For a more detailed description of the content levels, please read this handout.
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Research in Context
Britannica Elementary contains the Britannica Fundamentals, which has content for Pre-K-2nd Grade students. Many of the games and activities require little or no reading. Most of the directions are read aloud to the students so that they can participate in the activities without assistance.
Britannica School Edition includes many learning materials for math. The matematical content created for Kindergarten, 1st Grade, & 2nd Grade provides activities that students can engage in with little or no reading.
Note: The math games work better in Chrome than Firefox.
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