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Reading Difficulty Power Tools


James Abela



Classroom Teachers



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This Google Docs extension gives you the tools to really help EAL students and any student with a smaller vocabulary,. The tools include: * Low Frequency Word Highlighter - See which words are likely to be difficult * Difficulty Guide (Pictured left) - This tool analyses the text in your doc and gives you a guide to reading time, difficulty and sentence complexity * Low Frequency Table - This will add a table of low frequency words to your doc to enable you to add notes and for students to look them up in the dictionary. *Create a Google Sheet of low frequency Words - This tool will enable you to add these words to your planning, pre-teach key vocabulary and give handouts. It's like having an EAL teacher to help you with your planning!

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