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Description:

Twurdy uses text analysis software to "read" each page before it is displayed in the results. Then Twurdy gives each page a readability level. Twurdy then shows the readability level of the page along with a color coded system to help users determine how easy the page will be to understand.

The Goal

Twurdy's goal is to provide web searchers with information that is most appropriate for them. This will mean that 10 year olds doing school assignments don't have to click through difficult material to find something they can use. It will also mean that phd students do not have to click through websites designed for kids in order to find what they are looking for.

Subjects:

  • Arts > General
  • Career & Technical Education > General
  • Education > General
  • Educational Technology > General
  • Health > General
  • Information & Media Literacy > General
  • Language Arts > General
  • Mathematics > General
  • Science > General
  • Social Studies > General
  • World Languages > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • K
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Professional Education & Development
  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division
  • Special Education

Keywords:

reading level readability search

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial

Collections:

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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-04-25.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource offers excellent lesson plans for teaching the themes of bullying and peer pressure through The Chocolate War (alternative titles with the same themes are offered as well). In an 18 page document, a five week lesson is provided. It also includes: background information, activities for group work, individual work, and on-going activities. Each week’s lesson offers: objectives; complete materials and methods for instruction; assignments; quotes, texts, video clips and supporting materials from related sources; questions to guide the reading; and assessments. Assessment for the unit includes: peer response journals, bullying information sheets, webquest presentations, poems, concrete representations of issue in the novel and a handbook or play. Also included is a lesson directing the student to write a letter to him or herself about bullying.

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