Many features–including topic and author’s style. But the variable that consistently predicts reading comprehension is vocabulary. Remember that the core vocabulary accounts for at least… Read More »77 sec on Text Complexity: What Makes A Text Complex?
Books for beginning readers should have a set of repeated, concrete words. Children, like adults, learn concrete words more readily than abstract words. At the… Read More »77 sec on Text Complexity: What are good books to use with beginning readers?
Dr. Karen K. Wixson, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Dr. Wixson presents on the upcoming assessments. She takes a close look at the sample questions and discusses the different question formats.