The influence of reading level of students and readability of textbook among Malaysian ESL secondary school students / Nadzrah Sa’adan

Sa’adan, Nadzrah (2014) The influence of reading level of students and readability of textbook among Malaysian ESL secondary school students / Nadzrah Sa’adan. In: TeSSHI 2014, 5 & 6 Nov 2014, One Hotel Helang, Langkawi Kedah Malaysia.

Abstract

Readability of reading materials is important in the ESL reading classroom because readers can benefit from the reading materials only if there is a proper match between the materials and the readers. Past research suggested that materials difficulty is influenced by many factors such as word difficulty, sentence complexity, sentence length, grammatical familiarity, topic of the materials and formatting feature. However, this study focused only on the sentence length of the reading texts. In addition to that, there is evidence to show that reader can be categorized into three levels which are independent, instructional and frustration reading level. This study investigated the readability level of Form Four English textbook used in Malaysian schools and its relationship with students’ reading level. It is hoped that the findings of this research will encourage more to pay more attention to the material to be presented to students so that it becomes suitable for students’ reading level.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:
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Sa’adan, Nadzrahnadzrahsaadan@gmail.com
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Educational psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning ability
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Event Title: TeSSHI 2014
Event Dates: 5 & 6 Nov 2014
Page Range: pp. 588-603
Item ID: 35529
Uncontrolled Keywords: ESL Textbook, Readability, Reading Level and Reading Comprehension
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/35529

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