ERIC Number: EJ674698
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
Vocabulary and Readability: How Knowing Word Meanings Affects Comprehension.
Stahl, Steven A.
Topics in Language Disorders, v23 n3 p241-47 Jul-Sep 2003
This article explores the relationships between vocabulary knowledge and text readability. It discusses how procedures used by readability formulas to assess the vocabulary factor can over- or underestimate text difficulty by counting syllables rather than assessing what the reader knows about the words in a text. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Language Impairments, Performance Factors, Readability, Readability Formulas, Reader Text Relationship, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Material Selection, Student Evaluation, Testing Problems, 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.