What is the readng level of a newspaper?

I have heard that it is 5th,6th. 8th, and 10th grade reading level. What is it?

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  • J.D.
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    They try to maintain an 8th grade reading level.

  • feiss
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Newspaper Reading Level

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    6 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There's no way to generalize. USA today is often considered to be the easiest newspaper to read, but its articles can range from the 6th grade level to the college senior reading level. You can check this out for yourself.

    If you have a recent version of Microsoft Word, try this. (This is for a PC--there's probably something similar for a Mac) Go to an online newspaper, highlight a few paragraphs of an article and right click to copy them. Then open a blank Word document and right click to paste them. Then run a reading level check.

    To set Word to run a reading level check go to Tools, then Options and select the Spelling and Grammar tab. Make sure that the box called "Show readability statistics" is checked. Then close out of there and go to back to Tools, then select Spelling and Grammar.

    A box will pop up and Word will tell you what the reading level of your document is is using the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level scale.

  • 1 decade ago

    Average newspaper story: is about eighth-grade level/

    John F. Kennedy's inaugural address ("Ask not what …"): 10th grade

    Some newspapers such as the Grand Forks Herald do have a reading level of fifth grade , as opposed to the.

    Houston Chronicle with a tenth-grade level, so it does depend on the paper but the average is eighth grade.

  • 1 decade ago

    8th grade reading level for the newspaper. The USA Today is a little lower with a 6th grade level

  • 1 decade ago

    Normally, 7th or even 6th grade level is the common practice of most local papers. However, papers like the Wall Street Journal and New York Times would be around the 10th grade level.

  • 1 decade ago

    Depends what newspaper you're reading. If you're in Toronto and you can't read, or you're extremely limited (duh, what page is the Sunshine girl on?)in your understanding of the world - then you read The Sun, about grade two or three should be sufficient for it. The Star requires about a grade six, the Globe and Mail both in structure and content is aimed at higher education - but tends to be awfully focused on corporate/political dribble - BORING. By elimination, I read The Star.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The 8th grade. Reader's Digest is 5th grade level and sells to all ages because of it.

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