Why can text be easy to read at times but other times be so difficult? It's all because of two major factors: the words and the sentences. Have students discover for themselves how text written in two different grade levels, telling the same story and each story containing exactly 100 words, can have a whole different feel when reading and comprehending.
Two stories, a worksheet, and an analysis sheet will help students learn that when reading, words and sentences have the power to make all the difference. A lesson plan and answer sheet is also included for the instructor.