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Google does reading level (and dictionary)

Google announced this one in December and I don’t know how I missed it.

Today at edcampphilly, I learned that Google offers a newish feature in its Advanced Search.  (Thanks Dan Callahan!)

You can now add a three-level reading level filter to your search using a pulldown.  Options are: no reading level displayed, annotate results with reading level, show only basic results, show only intermediate results, show only advanced results.

Levels are based on two criteria: vocabulary and sentence structure.

Searchers can also now select the reading level filters under More search tools in the left navigation bar.  Also new is a very sweet and handy dictionary feature.

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Another option for a reading level filtered search is Twurdy (too wordy?)  Twurdy uses text analysis software to read pages and return results using a color-coded system.

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Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is the teacher-librarian at Springfield Township High School, a technology writer, and a blogger. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

Comments

  1. Gwyneth says:

    Oh this is brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing, Joyce! I LOVE the screenshots!!!! And YAY to smart cutie Dan Callahan!
    ~Gwyneth
    The Daring Librarian

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