Sunday, September 20, 2009
Create a grade level writing challenge with Google Docs
Google Docs includes a simple tool for checking the readability score and grade level readability of anything you write. Students can easily check their readability score and grade level readability and then use revision strategies to raise their readability scores.
This tool can also be used as a UDL strategy. Paste an article or shorter reading assignment into Google Docs and check the readability score. Edit difficult vocabulary, remove extraneous sentences or paragraphs, or rewrite sentences to lower the readability score.