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TR 45. Effects of Controlled, Primerese Language on the Reading Process

By: Herbert D. Simons, Paul Ammon, Charles Elster
Publication: National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy Technical Report
Date: 1990

Summary: The authors rewrote four primerese stories from basal readers to use more natural language. They then compared the effects of the two versions on the reading process and comprehension of first-graders.

 

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