Wikibooks:Reading Levels

Reading LevelsEdit

Books have a preferred writing style that make comprehension easy for readers who have mastered a certain level of fluency in reading a language. This page lists various reading fluency levels that may be required to read certain books here on Wikibooks. A book can show what the preferred reading fluency level is by using {{reading level}}. Not to be confused with subject difficulty which is addressed by {{prerequisite}}.

Common Reading LevelsEdit

Pre-reader
Pre-reader books are for young children and adults that have not yet learned to read the language the book is written in, or have just started to learn to pronounce simple words and read short sentences. A pre-reader typically needs a lot of pictures to help learn the language, and lot of assistance or someone to read out loud. These books are often part of Wikijunior. Use {{reading level|pre-reader}} to add a book to this category.
Beginner
Books at the beginner skill level are intended for readers that may have some difficulties with pronunciation and comprehension when new vocabulary is encountered. Uncommon and difficult words should be properly introduced or defined when used. New concepts may rely heavily on pictures or illustrations to assist comprehension. These books should be accessible to readers with no education in the subject area, and should keep new vocabulary and long sentences to a minimum. Use {{reading level|beginner}} to add a book to this category.
Intermediate
Books at the intermediate skill level are intended for readers that may comprehend new vocabulary from the context and usage. Sentence structures may be more diverse, and more difficult vocabulary is often not explained. These books should be accessible to readers without any particular expertise in the subject area, and subject-specific jargon should always be explained. Use {{reading level|intermediate}} to add a book to this category.
Advanced
Books at the advanced skill level depend on more background knowledge and understanding of more specialized vocabulary than is common for intermediate readers. Some subject-specific jargon is likely to be used without explanation, but a heavy reliance on subject-specific jargon should be avoided to increase readability and comprehension. Use {{reading level|advanced}} to add a book to this category.
Professional
Books at the professional skill level tend to be highly subject-specific and require extensive background knowledge among readers. Jargon tends to be used extensively, and readability is often sacrificed for precision. These books may be dry, academic, and not welcoming to most readers. Use {{reading level|professional}} to add a book to this category.

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 5 May 2013, at 18:37