ERIC Number: ED334553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
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Selecting Literature for the Whole Language Classroom: What Factors Should We Consider?
Rabin, Annette T.
Although whole language teachers say they no longer consider readability evaluation (in the sense of measuring word and sentence length) in the selection of literature for their classrooms, they do have criteria for matching the readers or prospective readers in their classroom to literary materials. Teachers in whole language classrooms see the following factors as being important to the readability of the literature which they select: (1) print size; (2) illustrations; (3) repetition; (4) vocabulary; (5) predictability; and (6) interest. Nonfiction reading materials can also be evaluated for typographic clues (bold type or italics), presence of graphs and charts, and a variety of other aids to comprehension and clarity. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Text Factors
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (36th, Las Vegas, NV, May 6-10, 1991).