Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials


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What might happen if you choose reading material that is too difficult for your students?

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1. Which text evaluation method involves replacing words with blank spaces?

2. How many words should the extract be in Fry's Formula?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Selecting the right materials to use when teaching reading can be a challenge, so use this quiz/worksheet combination to see how much you know about choosing materials to teach reading. The questions will quiz you on different methods that can be utilized to calculate educational effectiveness of reading materials.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the quiz, you will be tested on the:

  • CLOZE extract test word count
  • Text evaluation method that replaces words with blank spaces
  • Appropriate word count when implementing Fry's Formula
  • Calculation technique to assess interest in reading material
  • Possible results if selected reading material is too difficult

Skills Practiced

Hone your ability to properly execute these skills by completing the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about choosing materials to teach reading from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge about student behavior to understand the possible student outcome if selected reading material is too hard
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to accurately implement Fry's Formula and the CLOZE test

Additional Learning

Use the accompanying video lesson entitled Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials to advance your understanding of the topic. The included objectives are designed to accelerate your learning:

  • Understand the importance of achieving the right balance of readability within educational texts
  • Define readability formulas
  • Know the pitfalls that could occur when using Fry's Formula
  • Understand how instructors can make implementation of the CLOZE test better for their students