Among the various influences dictating the stratum of
reading comprehension difficulty, all of which must be fully taken into
account for a comprehensive assessment, are sentence length, word length
(measured in syllables), and the grammatical or syntactic complexity and
structure of the sentences.
41 words, 41 words/sentence, 5.8
letters/word: Flesch-Kincaid grade 12.0
Many things make reading harder or easier. We must look at
all of them. One is how long the sentences are. Long sentences are harder to
read. Another is how long the words are. Long words have more syllables.
They are hard to read. A third thing is the grammar. Complicated grammar is
hard to read.
56 words, 6.2 words/sentence, 4.1
letters/word: Flesch-Kincaid grade 2.0
Good job, John! You have done it again. How do you come up
with these ideas?
16 words, 5.3 words/sentence, 3.5
letters/word: Flesch-Kincaid grade 0.0
Excellent job, John! You have done it again. How do you
come up with these ideas?
16 words, 5.3 words/sentence, 3.8
letters/word: Flesch-Kincaid grade 1.2
Excellent job, John!
3 words, 3.0 words/sentence, 5.3
letters/word: Flesch-Kincaid grade 5.2