If you use Google to search for reading sources for your students, particularly elementary school students, it can be very frustrating. You typically find such a wide range of materials that are typically above their grade level. This results in more time spent, weeding through what is good and what is useless. Google has a much underused tool for searching based on reading level. This allows Google to weed out the inappropriate reading levels for you.
Go to: www.google.com
2.Click the “Advanced Search” link at the right of the search window.
- 3.Enter the desired keyword(s).
4.Use the “Reading Level” pull-down menu to choose the desired reading level:
Basic (easy reading)
Advanced (more difficult reading levels)
- 5.Click the Advanced Search button at the bottom right.
6.The results page will show only pages with the desired reading level!
7.Click the links beside the bar graph at the top of the results page to switch to a different reading level. (See screen shot above.)