QUANTITATIVE!            QUALITATIVE                       READER AND TASK       TEXT COMPLEXITY IS DEFINED BY:1. Quantita...
Quantitative measures – we determine “readability” byusing a Lexile Range. The Lexile score tells us the level oftext comp...
Qualitative measures• All text  • Language, Conventions, Clarity  • Structure• Literary Texts  • Levels of Meaning  • Know...
Reader and Task  Before reading text, either informational or literary, thereader and the teacher should ask a few questio...
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Determining text complexity

  1. 1. QUANTITATIVE! QUALITATIVE READER AND TASK TEXT COMPLEXITY IS DEFINED BY:1. Quantitative measures – readability and otherscores of text complexity2. Qualitative measures – levels of meaning, structure,language conventionality and clarity, and knowledgedemands3. Reader and Task – background knowledge of reader,motivation, interests, and complexity generated by tasksassigned
  2. 2. Quantitative measures – we determine “readability” byusing a Lexile Range. The Lexile score tells us the level oftext complexity at which a student is comprehending. Grade Level Lexile Range K-1 NA 2-3 450 - 790 4-5 770 - 980 6-8 955 - 1155 9-10 1080 - 1305 ll - CCR 12-15 - 1355 Learn more about Lexiles at http://www.lexile.com
  3. 3. Qualitative measures• All text • Language, Conventions, Clarity • Structure• Literary Texts • Levels of Meaning • Knowledge Demands: • Life Experiences • Cultural ~ Literary Knowledge• Informational Texts • Purpose • Knowledge Demands: • Content • Discipline Knowledge
  4. 4. Reader and Task Before reading text, either informational or literary, thereader and the teacher should ask a few questions todetermine if the book is a good fit for the reader:• Will the reader be interested in the material?• Does the reader possess prior knowledge of the material?• Is the material age-appropriate for the reader?• Is the material socially appropriate for the reader?• Will the reader be able to make personal connections to the story?• Does the reader possess the necessary skills to read and comprehend the material? • Does the reader have mastery of strategies for comprehension? • Predicting • Questioning • Visualizing • Connecting • Summarizing

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