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Saturday, September 18, 2010

"Find a Book, Florida" Helps Students Locate Books

"Find a Book, Florida" Helps Students Locate Books
Students now have an additional reading resource to help them find exciting new books tailored to their own interests or school assignments. The free online search tool, dubbed "Find a Book, Florida," allows users to build custom reading lists based on each student's individual interests from a growing database of fiction and nonfiction titles. The database also allows students to locate books that best complement their reading ability. Using Lexile® measures, the standard for matching readers with books, "Find a Book, Florida" aims to make it easier for students and families to select the right books and then locate these selections at their local public library. Since the program's inception in Florida this summer, "Find a Book" has scored more than 40,000 unique visits to the site, each averaging nearly 10 minutes in a book search. This joint project between the Florida Departments of Education and State, and Lexile-developer MetaMetrics® aims to encourage students to consistently read throughout the year. To use this resource today, visit www.fldoe.org or http://florida.lexile.com.

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