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.
What you get in this lesson:
--analysis worksheet to help students clearly understand (and see) why all text is not created equal
(Also available is a lesson called All Text Is Not Created Equal--Part II which includes a 5-page chapter of the same name and three new worksheets.)