The alternative pathway to enduring, independent learning
Rewordify.com helps people read more, understand difficult English faster, and learn words in new ways. Teachers use it to save time and increase learning from any English text.
Just paste in a difficult English sentence, paragraph, or more (or enter a web page URL) and click the button. You'll instantly see an easier version, for fast understanding now. No dictionary needed! Plus, the easier version is specially highlighted to help build vocabulary.
Rewordify.com is free online software. Start using it now. There is nothing to buy or install. It works on any computer, tablet, or smartphone. The site shows no ads, does not require users to log in, and strongly filters web content, for a distraction-free, school-safe learning environment.
We keep kids safe online. Your students are safe to view web sites through Rewordify.com. Our state-of-the-art web filtering technology blocks millions of inappropriate sites and questionable language, to keep kids reading what they should be reading.
Our Smart Highlighting builds vocabulary in new ways. (Hover your mouse over, or tap, the highlighted words to see how it works.)
When you enter (or paste in) a block of text (or a web page), Rewordify.com analyzes the entire block of text—all at once—and finds all the hard words and phrases. Then, it simplifies and Smart Highlights those hard words and phrases, helping users understand and learn in new ways.
The harder the text, the more this site helps. It doesn't change a simple sentence like I really like ice cream. But, type in The ravenous throng swarmed toward the delectable hors d'oeuvres and click the button, and you'll see our technology shine.
Our Rewordifying Engine is the brain behind the scenes, and no other web site has it. It's been painstakingly hand-programmed by experienced language teachers to identify words and phrases that are known to give readers difficulty, and to replace them with context-aware, easier-to-understand replacements that preserve the correct part of speech and verb tense. It knows the difference between an elephant in the wild and an elephant in the room. With over 40,000 entries (and growing every day), it's the next best thing to a real teacher.
Here are some (but not all) of the Smart Highlighting styles that our Rewordifying Engine can do: (Mouse-hover or finger-tap the highlighting.)
|Example: you type (or paste in) this sentence:
I used to loathe and eschew perusing hard English.
|Style 1:||I used to hate and avoid carefully reading hard English.|
|Style 2:||I used to loathe and eschew perusing hard English.|
|Style 3:||I used to [hate] and [avoid] [carefully reading] hard English.
(This style shows everything at once; clicking and tapping are not needed.)
Instead of spending time looking up huge numbers of confusing dictionary definitions, or doing boring, isolated vocabulary worksheets, users enjoy reading, understanding, and building vocabulary in context from the things they want to read.
Teachers: save time and improve learning with our great features.
Select the output difficulty level. You can control how easy or difficult the output text is, and the difficulty threshold of the words that are simplified and explained.
We use Brigham Young University's 450-million-word Corpus of Contemporary American English to determine the difficulty of each word in the text blocks you enter, based on how often that word appears in a broad range of real-world writing.
Simply enter a block of text and click the button. You'll instantly see a menu of choices, from "Maximum," which rewords the most words with the simplest definitions, up to Level 5, which rewords only the hardest words with more descriptive definitions. This lets you match the support level to the reader, and progressively withdraw support as reading skill improves.
Know text difficulty with confidence. Our exclusive READ level (Rewordify.com Estimated Average Difficulty level) is a highly valid measure of text difficulty, and you get one for every block of text you rewordify. It ranges from 100 (beginning readers) to 2000 (extremely difficult text), gives a quick visual indicator of text complexity, provides an estimate of grade-level difficulty, and it is strongly correlated to the Lexile® measure. Read more about the READ level.
Teach with control. You can share any block of text with learners in your classroom or around the world, with a simple link you can email or post on your web page or blog.
You can temporarily override the settings (highlighting type, difficulty level, and custom word lists) on the viewing computer with your settings, so students see exactly what you want them to see. You can even choose a "Student View" when they click on your link, for reduced on-screen distractions and more learning.
Save time. With a few clicks, you can get vocabulary quizzes, definition lists, matching sheets, and word bank sheets, with or without answer keys, from any high-interest block of text.
Students can do on-screen flash cards, quizzes, and word bank activities that give instant feedback and support their learning. Just rewordify a block of text, and you'll see the tools below the text.
You can do the same from a web page. Just enter a web site or web page URL into the box at the top of this page. When the page comes up, click on the "Learn" link on the yellow box at the top of the page. All the hard words on the web page will be extracted to Rewordify.com, and you can use all the Learning Tools on that word list. Now you can save lots of time and help your students learn the words they want to learn.
Our easy, step-by-step demo takes you through the site's features.
Do the demo. Become an expert in two minutes:
Rewordify.com helps readers:
“I can't believe it hasn't been created until now...” –Brian Weir, Education in the Cloud with Web 2.0 tools
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“An astonishing resource that can make a significant difference in a student's reading experience...” –Jim Tignor, Tek-Ninja.org
“Pretty fantastic for vocabulary building and accessibility to higher level texts...” –Kathy Weems, Weem's World
“Rewordify has many features that are extremely helpful for teachers...” –Anthony Valentin, TechForClassrooms.org
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“DEFINITELY watch the video to learn more about this amazing tool...” –Karen Janowski, EdTech Solutions
“An extraordinary site...” –Larry Ferlazzo, edublogs.org
“So many possibilities...” –Jen Jones, Hello Literacy
“A fantastic teaching tool...” –David Kapuler (Review), Edshelf.com
“A must for saving and bookmarking for classroom use...” –TeachersFirst.com
“A great tool and easy to use...” –Bruce Ellis (Video on YouTube)
“I highly recommend checking out Rewordify...” –Technology Tidbits
“Huge potential for students” –Jody Watson (Video on YouTube)
“A cool web tool...” –David Keck
“Great tech tool for struggling readers...” –EdTechMuse.com
“A really cool website...” –Jennifer Hoenigsberg, Edublogs.org
“Great teacher tools available...” –Holly Whitt, The Curious Librarian
“Brilliant free website...” –Van Asch Deaf Education Center
“Immediate application for students...” –Anne Benninghof, Ideas for Educators
Pricing information: Zero. Rewordify.com is free. There is no software to buy or install. There is no site license. There is no app (but it works just like one on your smartphone or tablet). Point any computer, laptop, or smartphone to Rewordify.com and start learning.
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