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Old 07-09-2013, 07:42 AM   #70
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Originally Posted by meeera View Post
Lexile measures have nothing to do with how familiar the content may or may not be to the kids. It's based (either largely or completely, I'm not sure) on word frequency and sentence length. I've seen basic, shortish non-fiction books with absurdly high Lexile scores - books about different sorts of animals, for example - mainly because they keep introducing new words instead of repeating the same ones.
Thanks. I don't actually know much about the concept. Definitely mystified about The Good Earth then. I obviously didn't do an analysis using these measures, but I had the impression it was on the simplistic rather than the complex side.



Maybe because it was using many words that referred to distinctly Chinese concepts it was increasing the amount of unique words - like your animal book example.
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