This is Jillatha's Ideas published resource. It has cross curricular elements and is an engaging project from both numerical and literacy points of view. In this document there are extracts from 5 popular books: The Hobbit, Mr Poppers Penguins, The Chrysalids, Curious George and Goosebumps. The task is to use the given reading ability formula to put a reading age on the books. First they can take a guess at ranking the books and taking a guess at the age. There is also a extension with a second reading test for comparison. There is an optional table of results template which can either be given or displayed.
A very useful and worthwhile resource. Thank you for sharing.
This is all very well but the calculations are going to take forever! It's a task to be shared by the whole class.
This resource has been selected to feature in the TES Secondary Maths Newsletter. Thank you so much for sharing, you are helping to inspire teachers and students all over the world!
William Emeny 03-10-2013
A fantastic investigation