Berlatsky, N. (2015, January 2). Readability is a Myth. Retrieved from http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/01/readability-is-a-myth/384113/
Summary: This article talks about the supposed difficulty of certain books. There is the thought that books that are difficult to read are ultimately worthwhile, especially some of the classics. However, that same stigma is not attached to lower-level books, and those books may be just as difficult to read but for different reasons. This article points out that what is easy for one reader may be very difficult for another for all sorts of reasons.
Evaluation: I liked reading through this article because it wasn’t written in that dry, scholarly tone that so many articles about education can be. Berlatsky was really good about showing examples to explain his point. This was not a super long and painful article to get through, and I liked that it made me think about all the different reasons a person might be having difficulties getting through a book aside from just not wanting to put the work into it.