Sunday, October 25, 2015

Academic Word Finder Tool...Achieve the Core



         Achieve the Core has great resources for teachers. I am highlighting their Academic Word Finder tool. You will need an Achieve the Core account, but it is free. This tool takes any text and identifies 



 


     It is simple to use. You paste an text up to 20,000 words into the tool. Then select the grade level of the text.



   Then you will be prompted to add the title, author, and notes about the text. I only fill in the title and author.



       The site then produces the story with the words identified underlined. As well a  list of identified tier 2 or academic vocabulary words with part speech, meaning, example sentences and grade level. You are able to sort the list in below grade level, on grade level, and above grade level. You can also sort it in order of appearance, alphabetical, or grade level.

     The tool save your lists as well as allows you to print and email the lists. The Academic Word Finder is a great time saving tool. Check it out and let me know what you think or how you will use it in your classroom.