Reading and Literacy Links and Strategies

Keeping up with reading is important in maintaining and developing literacy.  Authentic reading experiences are proven to increase literacy skills.  At Shelton High School, all students take the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) three times a year.  This test gives students a LEXILE number.  For independent reading, students should select books that are between 100 LEXILEs below their level to 50 LEXILEs above their reading level. It is within this range that students can comprehend most efficiently and they can challenge themselves by reading books and texts just above their LEXILE scores.  There are many resources available online that will help students pick books that are appropriate for their reading levels.   We have provided a few of them for you below:


LEXILE-leveled reading passages online: