ERIC Number: EJ674697
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Confronting Complex Text: Readability Lessons from Readers with Language Learning Disabilities.
Venable, Gail Portnuff
Topics in Language Disorders, v23 n3 p225-40 Jul-Sep 2003
This article discusses the reading fluency and comprehension problems of struggling secondary students who can read, with assistance, on a fourth-grade reading level or above. Difficulties with vocabulary and sentence construction are described, along with problems with pronoun reference and noun substitutions, metaphor, and conventions of print. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Metaphors, Pronouns, Readability, Readability Formulas, Reader Text Relationship, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Strategies, Secondary Education, Sentence Structure, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Text Structure, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme Issue: Readability in Classroom and Clinic: New Perspectives.