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Characteristics of Text that Facilitate Reading Comprehension<br />Katie Lyons<br />READ 5493 – Su2011<br />Texas Women’s ...
Text leveling is not consistent across leveling systems and the consistency within a given leveling system can be subjecti...
Teachers are finding that their most fluent readers do not understand what they are reading as a whole; this has turned in...
Readers need to be able to see authentic representations of themselves in the literature they are exposed to in order to f...
As a new teacher with relatively little experience selecting texts for my students to read, I would like to learn more abo...
What characteristics are important to the selection of texts for successful reading comprehension?<br />Research Question<...
I started my research focusing on reading comprehension and text selection as my descriptors when searching through the TW...
Themes<br />
Readability is a reader’s potential for accuracy with a particular text through analysis of the amount of words/concepts i...
Text structure<br />Language structure<br />analysis, exposure and instruction<br />Reliance on leveling systems<br />Read...
Text and Language Structure<br />Authority & Authenticity<br />Biases<br />Cultural Relevance<br />
Gender<br />Age<br />Race/Ethnicity<br />Perceptions<br />Preferences & Engagingness<br />
Effective analysis of text should include assessing the readability and accessibility of the text for the reader, the enga...
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  1. 1. Characteristics of Text that Facilitate Reading Comprehension<br />Katie Lyons<br />READ 5493 – Su2011<br />Texas Women’s University<br />
  2. 2. Text leveling is not consistent across leveling systems and the consistency within a given leveling system can be subjective as perspectives and measuring tools differ. <br />Rationale<br />
  3. 3. Teachers are finding that their most fluent readers do not understand what they are reading as a whole; this has turned into a bigger problem as teachers are not teaching and testing accurately for comprehension.<br />Rationale<br />
  4. 4. Readers need to be able to see authentic representations of themselves in the literature they are exposed to in order to feel connected to the information and to literacy as a whole (Ebe, 2010; Gray, 2009; Hoffman, Hunt, & Taylor, 2008; Holmes, Powell, & Holmes, 2007; Hughes-Hassell, Barkley, & Koehler, 2009; Wilfong, 2007). <br />Rationale<br />
  5. 5. As a new teacher with relatively little experience selecting texts for my students to read, I would like to learn more about making appropriate, effective choices to facilitate my students reading comprehension and use of comprehension strategies. <br />Rationale<br />
  6. 6. What characteristics are important to the selection of texts for successful reading comprehension?<br />Research Question<br />
  7. 7. I started my research focusing on reading comprehension and text selection as my descriptors when searching through the TWU library education databases.<br />I have also included articles, books and studies that I have received from Dr. Nancy Anderson throughout my graduate coursework at Texas Women’s University. <br />Methodology<br />
  8. 8. Themes<br />
  9. 9. Readability is a reader’s potential for accuracy with a particular text through analysis of the amount of words/concepts in the text that have not been taught and the number of words per sentence<br />(Dzaldov & Peterson, 2005; Donovan, Smolkin, & Lomax, 2000; Hoffman, Sailors, & Patterson, 2002; Irwin, 1991; Mesmer, 2006; Picher & Fang, 2007; Walpole, Hayes, & Robnolt, 2006). <br />Processability<br />Accessibility<br />Readability &Text Leveling Systems<br />
  10. 10. Text structure<br />Language structure<br />analysis, exposure and instruction<br />Reliance on leveling systems<br />Readability & Text Leveling Systems<br />
  11. 11. Text and Language Structure<br />Authority & Authenticity<br />Biases<br />Cultural Relevance<br />
  12. 12. Gender<br />Age<br />Race/Ethnicity<br />Perceptions<br />Preferences & Engagingness<br />
  13. 13. Effective analysis of text should include assessing the readability and accessibility of the text for the reader, the engagingness of the text for the reader and a careful analysis of the text’s cultural relevance. <br />Summary<br />

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