How do you determine a child's reading level?
Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:04 PM
Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:49 AM
That said, I also found a couple of places online where you could judge the reading level of written passages. The point was mainly for technical writing, to make sure that your pamphlet or manual wasn't written too difficultly for the people for whom it's intended. But I was curious about some of the things I have one of my boys reading (he's almost 12), because he's struggled for so long and is finally really getting it. He's still super slow (he's dyslexic), but his pronunciation and comprehension have really blossomed. So I copied and pasted passages out of some of his online stuff and found that it was rated as 11th-14th grade levels according to that. I think that's partly because it's stuff that was written close to a century ago, so the language and grammar is a bit dated. But I also think that so much of current writing is just dumbed down for the masses, compared to what used to be considered appropriate for children. And I think that's true at about every age/grade level.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:04 AM
I'm not sure how accurate that system is, because they list "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" at 5.3, which seems super high to me....
This post has been edited by NINI H: 10 February 2012 - 09:08 AM
Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:41 PM
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