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Dr. Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Text Simplification - Simple Rules for a Complex Process

Text Simplification - Simple Rules for a Complex Process

What:  Presentation Handout

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Students who struggle with literacy, including students who use AAC, may struggle to comprehend texts (e.g., stories, chapters, articles, plays, and poems) because they don’t understand features including complex vocabulary words, complex sentences, and figurative language.  Text simplification is a useful strategy to support these students.  This session will provide an overview of strategies for text simplification (simplifying passages based on course requirements and student language needs), as well as, text summaries (providing a summary of the content of a passage).  Resources will be reviewed for text summarization, and specific rules will be described for text simplification.  Participants will be given a sample passage to simplify using rules provided.  Throughout the session, text resources will also be shared.

Who:  Dr. Gretchen Hanser and Dr. Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite

Where:  Closing the Gap Conference, Minneapolis, MN  2018

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