January 24, 2011

Looking “Within” the Lexile for More Guidance: Word Frequency and Sentence Length

Freddy Hiebert

Teachers should use the lexile rating as an initial piece of information, much like a check of someone’s temperature. A temperature can be high or low for lots of different reasons. The average sentence length and average word frequency gives teachers more specific information that is useful for decision-making.

   

January 4, 2011

Editorial Board

Martha Adler University of Michigan, DearbornVictoria Appatova University of CincinnatiKathie Bach Apex LearningMarco Bravo Santa Clara UniversityDevon Brenner Mississippi State UniversityJanelle Cherrington ScholasticJanet S. Gaffney University of AucRead More »Editorial Board