Qualitative Assessment of Text Difficulty: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Writers / Edition 1

Qualitative Assessment of Text Difficulty: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Writers / Edition 1

by Jeanne S. Chall
     
 

ISBN-10: 1571290230

ISBN-13: 9781571290236

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Brookline Books, Incorporated

Teaches a revolutionary approach to making judgments about the difficulty of a reading selection.  See more details below

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Teaches a revolutionary approach to making judgments about the difficulty of a reading selection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571290236
Publisher:
Brookline Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
812,500
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1A Method for the Qualitative Assessment of Texts1
Ch. 2Uses of the Qualitative Method8
Ch. 3Instructions for Using the Qualitative Assessment Method15
Ch. 4Six Scales for Making Qualitative Assessments19
Ch. 5The Literature and Popular Fiction Scales49
Ch. 6The Science Scales: Life Sciences and Physical Sciences60
Ch. 7The Social Studies Scales: Narrative and Expository67
Ch. 8Results of Reliability and Validity Testing77
App. AReproductions of the Literature Passages, Levels 1 through 482
App. BScientific Basis for the Qualitative Scales92
App. CBibliographic Information on the Scale Passages98
References104
Index107
About the Authors111

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