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ERIC Number: EJ978156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Revisiting Key Assumptions of the Reading Level Framework
Halladay, Juliet L.
Reading Teacher, v66 n1 p53-62 Sep 2012
Since Emmett Betts first devised a framework of independent, instructional, and frustration reading levels in the 1940s, these levels have played a large role in classroom assessment and instruction. It is important for teachers to have a deep understanding of the research that supports the reading level framework. This article identifies four key assumptions upon which the reading levels are based: (1) decoding accuracy and reading comprehension are closely linked; (2) independent reading requires nearly perfect oral reading accuracy; (3) oral reading performance is a reasonable proxy for silent reading behaviors; and (4) certain levels of decoding and comprehension difficulty cause frustration. For each of these assumptions, the relevant research base are summarized and implications for classroom practice are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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