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More reading. Smarter teaching. Rewordify.com helps you read more, understand difficult English faster, and learn words in new ways. Just paste in difficult English (or enter a web page URL) and click the yellow button. You'll see an easier version, for fast understanding now. You'll learn what the hard words and phrases mean with our Smart Highlighting.

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@mrocallaghan_edu image via @gapingvoid Challenge (includes differentiation) Explanation Modelling 8 YouTube Tools to Help Learn English It always amazes me that despite being the world’s largest video library, YouTube is still blocked or banned in many educational institutions. As a resource for learning about almost anything, but particularly for language learning it is an incredibly valuable tool and a tool that many third party companies have started to build on and exploit to make its use easier and more engaging. Below are just a few of the many tools that can help educators exploit the learning potential of YouTube with a particular focus on English language learning. I hope you can enjoy these tools and if you do work in an institution where YouTube is still blocked perhaps you can use this article to help persuade the people responsible that the benefits of making the resource available far outweigh the manageable risks that it can create. 1.

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This site can be a useful tool to help students learn vocabulary and help with comprehension skills. Students can enter difficult text into a box that will rephrase it into content that is easier for the student to understand. Quizzes and other features are also available to promote student engagement with the material. Different recommendations for using this website: 1. Students can use this website to reword difficult phrases they come across in books and articles that they read. 2. Teachers can assign vocabulary quizzes for students to take as well as the type of vocabulary skill assessed. 3. Teachers can also take advantage of vocabulary and comprehension lessons on this site and use them for their students. 4. Teachers can share documents on this site with their students to read from any location. by htravis4 Oct 28

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