Readability

When I wrote the post on readability and promised a follow-up, I had no idea I was wading into an argument that has apparently waged for almost a century. William H. Dubay gives an exhaustive overview of the various formulas, theories, supporters, and detractors of readability in a 2004 tract entitled “Principles of Readability”. This … Continue reading Readability

Skyscraper by Lynn Curlee [Text Analysis]

This post was going to be about the wonderfully written and illustrated book “Skyscraper” by author and illustrator Lynn Curlee. I thought it might be good material to keep on hand during the Materials and Structures unit of Grade 3 science. The author follows the phenomenon of the Skyscraper through various ages and architectural periods, … Continue reading Skyscraper by Lynn Curlee [Text Analysis]

What Does This Look Like In The Classroom?

Every new education graduate comes to terms with the stark realities of the classroom in one way or another. What we all notice is that the theories of teaching and learning that we studied do not always translate to the classroom. I recently read What Does This Look Like In The Classroom?: Bridging the Gap Between Research […]