Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hard Words Made Simpler, Let's Read!

Tek-Ninjas, we like free stuff, right? Especially stuff that can help our students. Check out Rewordify.com if you haven't yet.  Rewordify is an online tool that helps teachers facilitate comprehension and vocabulary development for their students. Rewordify does not require software, or licensing fees. All the user needs is a functioning browser.  Rewordify is an astonishing resource that can make a significant difference in a student's reading experience. 

Rewordi-fied passage

This passage is taken from Stephen Crane's novel, The Red Badge of Courage.  The "rewordified" version is in the picture to the right.
"Previously he had never felt obliged to wrestle too seriously with this question.
In his life he had taken certain things
for granted, never challenging his belief
in ultimate success, and bothering little about means and roads. But here he was confronted with a thing of moment. It had suddenly appeared to him that perhaps in a battle he might run. He was forced to admit that as far as war was concerned he knew nothing of himself."
Reading Resources
As indicated in the video above, Rewordify allows for many different settings options to tailor the site to your reading/learning preference. Also of interest is the available reading resources that are just a click away. 

Check it out, and happy therapy!

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