Selection of Books of High Interest and Low Reading Level

Thypin, Marilyn
June 1979
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Jun/Jul1979, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p75
Academic Journal
Discusses the selection of books of high level interest and low reading level. Importance of examining the interaction between the target disabled reader and the proposed material in selecting high-interest/low-reading-level books; Factors to consider in selecting high-interest/low-reading-level books.


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