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ERIC Number: EJ1081968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Scientific Structural Changes within Texts of Adapted Reading Materials
Aziz, Anealka; Fook, Chan Yuen; Alsree, Zubaidah
English Language Teaching, v3 n4 p216-223 Dec 2010
ESL instructors generally use ready-made reading materials in commercially published coursebooks. However, it would be more effective for learners if ESL instructors are involved in developing reading materials for them. This is because they are closer, more sensitive and responsive to the needs of their learners and they are also aware of the reading ability of the learners. ESL instructors can adapt reading materials taken from non-instructional sources like magazines and newspapers and adapt them to suit the needs and reading ability of their learners. Adaptation enables ESL instructors to adjust the difficulty level of the materials. Adjustment can be made by making changes at sentence and word levels and this study intends to demonstrate the structural changes that take place when the materials are being adapted. This study uses the a tool named "IDL Suite" to measure the difficulty level of the materials before and after adaptation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Flesch Reading Ease Formula