Searching for Common Core complex text is similar to that experience for teachers. They don't know how to fish and they are coming up short. Listed below are a few tools to analyze text for Lexile levels. Use these to help find instructional resources for classroom use. In addition, I have a link below where where you can catch some primary sources.
- The Readability Statistics within Microsoft Word
- http://www.lexile.com/fab / Find a book's Lexile score at this link by either the title (upper right hand corner search box) or search for titles that are at the proper Lexile level.
- Lexile Analyzer - http://www.lexile.com/analyzer/ Create an account and upload .txt files such as primary sources - This is the most reliable way to get a true Lexile. All the others are approximate substitutes.
- http://www.readability.info/ - another place to upload a URL and get the readability of the URL/site.