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Teens can read and understand longer sentences, more difficult words, and more sophisticated concepts than a second grader, so you may need to lower or raise the reading level of your story to fit your intended audience. You can always pick up grade level readers at the library and read through several stories to internalize the level.
Or, how about volunteering in a classroom, and sitting in on reading groups? Schools can always use the extra body, and you can learn a lot about reading level standards, and even what types of stories children enjoy most. The Children's Writer's Word Book by Alijandra Mogilner lists words according to their grade level and can be another excellent resource.
But what happens when you've written your story at one reading level, and you later need to make it more kid-friendly or readable at the sixth, third, or first grade level?
Below are several tools you can use to solve this problem, starting at the sentence level and moving to the word level. To view the readability statistics of your story or document in MS Word: Go to the Tools menu and select Options.
Tick the Check grammar with spelling and Show readability statistics checkboxes.
Now you can join the fun! Are they too high? That means that is a very readable text.
These scores show how well you have lowered the reading level of a story although don't assume it will match the reading level used by schools or the publisher you seek. Consider this a suggested reading level.
Both formulas look at the average number of syllables in the words and average sentence length. To test a book, you need at least three samples of words exactly. It's tedious and time consuming. Go instead with an easier instrument. I've found a website that helps lower reading level without counting yourself silly.
It gives you the reading level and, better yet, highlights the difficult words. Both include a helpful listing of acceptable words. Maybe you have difficult, even scientific words, in your story. Use contextual clues to help define the more difficult words. With the use of a seismometer, an instrument used to detect the shaking of an earthquake,… 2.
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