Text complexity and primary classrooms

The texts we use with learners in primary schools need to be rich and complex, because only then can they help prepare children for the complex texts they meet in the world outside the school walls.

Readability revisited

The concept of readability was once considered a very important topic for those responsible for matching those texts to the abilities and needs of learners. It had gone out of fashion until the issue was redefined as one of text complexity.