ERIC Number: ED123622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Readability in 1968.
Bormuth, John R., Ed.
This bulletin presents four papers on how to control, manipulate, and predict the readability of printed materials. The first paper describes trends in readability brought about by research tools developed by psychologists and linguists. The second paper explores the effects of word frequency in printed materials on comprehension and concludes that we tend to recognize and understand readily the more frequently used words. Experimental studies which contribute to the improvement of the readability and teaching capacity of preschool books are discussed in the third paper which also illustrates how readable preschool books may be created by exploiting children's love for television and cartoons. The fourth paper is an evaluation of the use of the cloze procedure to determine the suitability of reading materials. Each article is followed by a brief summary and a bibliography. These articles were originally published in the 1967 and 1968 issues of "Elementary English." (NS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
Note: Originally entered as ED028022