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4. Characteristics of texts for learners at this level

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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin

  • A text’s complexity is affected by the complexity of its content, structure and language - the kinds of information in a text and the ways in which that information is related and presented.
  • Unlike early or emergent texts for children, texts for adults reading at entry level can include content that is quite abstract, complex and sophisticated – after all it’s their reading that is the challenge, not their thinking.
  • However, the structure and language in the text need to be controlled so that learners are able to read with enough fluency to maintain meaning. The next slide sets out some key characteristics of texts for adults reading at entry-level.


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