Whether one is reading them for the first time or re-reading old favorites, the titles in this series seem like old friends. Mature readers can revisit timeless treasures; young, struggling, or reluctant readers are given a format that helps them connect to the great body of American and world literature. This series will contain world classics, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners and favorites that have stood the test of time. Actual Large Print covers may be different from those shown. The Lexile Framework® is a tool that places readers and text on the same scale by measuring both the difficulty of written material and students' reading abilities. Where available, titles within this catalog have been given Lexile levels (eg. 600L). For more information visit their Web site: www.lexile.com. The technology of the Lexile Framework® has three core components. They are: the Lexile Map, which is a graphical representation of reading development. the Lexile Analyzer, which measures the difficulty levels of text. the Lexile Anchor Test, an item bank that measures reader performance and provides guidelines for converting raw scores on standardized reading tests into Lexile measures The Accelerated Reader® program has been proven to improve children's reading and critical thinking skills. This program is useful in motivating and encouraging readers and assisting teachers in accurately evaluating and elevating students' reading levels through multiple-choice testing on the books they have read. The quiz provides instant feedback to both teacher and student. Accelerated Reader® titles have been indicated within this catalog. Schools and libraries must have the Accelerated Reader® engine to run the program. Both the program and engine can be purchased from Renaissance Learning, Inc. at 800-338-4204. For more information visit their Web site: www.renlearn.com.