Difficult Texts and the Students who Choose Them: The Role of Text Difficulty in Second Graders' Text Choices and Independent Reading Experiences

Difficult Texts and the Students who Choose Them: The Role of Text Difficulty in Second Graders' Text Choices and Independent Reading Experiences

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The results of this study have some important implications. They point toward the need for a reevaluation of the assessment methods and placement criteria that are commonly used to place students in texts by matching student reading ability with text readability. This study also suggests a need to think more critically about the concept of text difficulty as a construct used both in research and in practice.As a result, she was unable to answer questions about the characters in the passage. At the higher end of the comprehension range, a boy read a passage from The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (Scieszka, 1996) with only 81.8% oral anbsp;...


Title:Difficult Texts and the Students who Choose Them: The Role of Text Difficulty in Second Graders' Text Choices and Independent Reading Experiences
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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