Spache readability formula word list

The Spache readability formula, much like the New Dale-Chall Readability Formula, uses a set of words which are familiar to students to calculate the readability of text.

24 March 2017 by Dave Child

Mistakes were made: understanding passive voice

Listen to someone trying to explain a high-profile error, and you’ll probably hear them say something like “Mistakes were made in carrying out the plan” or “The wrong envelope was given to the presenter.”

12 March 2017 by Dave Child

We support read aloud

Reading aloud to children is strongly correlated with better education outcomes – or, to put it another way, the kids that top the class are far more likely to have been read aloud to by their parents.

27 February 2017 by Dave Child

Inspire your way out of writer’s block

Every writer will at some point be faced with writer’s block. So, how can you tempt inspiration out of the shadows and words onto the page?

24 February 2017 by Ruth Colmer

The importance of readability of user generated content

Marketers have become increasingly aware of the importance of readability in getting customers engaged in their products and services. By ensuring text is easily readable, marketers can communicate their messages in a clear and engaging way their customers will respond to.

22 February 2017 by Ruth Colmer

The Flesch Reading Ease and Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level

Flesch readability scores are the most used and trusted of all readability scoring formula. But, what actually are the Flesch and Flesch-Kincaid readability scores? And what do the scores really mean? What is a Flesch Reading Ease score? In the late forties, Rudolph Flesch was a consultant with the Associated Press, developing methods for improving […]

26 January 2017 by Steve Linney