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TalkTogether Book Levelling Tool

Release Date: Sept 2021

The TalkTogether Book Levelling Tool is an expert rating protocol used to determine the suitability of children’s books for ages 3 to 10. The tool is informed by text complexity frameworks and relies on qualitative indicators for the book’s content, organization of ideas, language, and illustrations and design to arrive at an overall rating. The creation of the tool is motivated by a practical need for a common metric to describe book levels across multiple publishing houses, as well as a need for open-source tools that researchers and teachers in low- and middle-income contexts can use to match texts to readers based on holistic criteria.

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