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Singer Trakhman, Lauren M.; Alexander, Patricia A.; Berkowitz, Lisa E. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2019
This study explored the effects of processing texts in print or digitally on readers' comprehension, processing time, and calibration. Eighty-six undergraduates read print and digital versions of book excerpts about childhood ailments presented in counterbalanced order. Comprehension was tested at three levels (i.e., main idea, key points, and…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Reading Comprehension, Undergraduate Students, Comparative Analysis
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Aziz, Anealka; Fook, Chan Yuen; Alsree, Zubaida – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2010
Reading materials are considered having high readability if readers are interested to read the materials, understand the content of the materials and able to read the materials fluently. In contrast, reading materials with low readability discourage readers from reading the materials, create difficulties for readers to understand the content of…
Descriptors: Readability, Computational Linguistics, Reading Materials, Second Language Learning
Hllgendorff, Patricia H. – 1980
The revised Spache Readability Formula and the Fry Readability Formula were applied to 20 selected reading materials designed for adolescents reading at second grade level. Three samples from each text were examined. The results using the Spache formula corresponded to the publisher's stated readability levels, with no significant variability…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Difficulty Level, High Interest Low Vocabulary Books, Readability
San Diego County Office of Education, CA. – 1983
Noting that educators can help students have the positive experiences necessary to foster interest and growth in reading skills by guiding them toward the selection of library books at appropriate reading levels, this bibliography provides citations of high quality books for which a readability grade level has been determined using the Fry…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Readability
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Longo, Judith A. – Journal of Reading, 1982
Validates the college-level designation of the Fry Graph using comparative validity data. (AEA)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Readability Formulas, Reading Materials