MULTILIT book levels: towards a new system for levelling texts

Sally Pearce, Kevin Wheldall, Alison Madelaine

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    This paper describes the development of a new system for levelling texts to enable the selection of appropriate books for use in the instruction of low-progress readers. Following a summary of the relevant literature providing empirical support for the importance of matching students to books to optimise reading progress, the MULTILIT Book Levels System is described and its development detailed. Various methods for placing students on these levels are suggested and described.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)38-56
    Number of pages19
    JournalSpecial Education Perspectives
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


    • achievement level
    • readability
    • reading difficulties
    • teacher role
    • textbook evaluation
    • textbook selection


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