Friday, March 12, 2010

Word Sift

Do you ever get stuck in using the same words for descriptions or explanations? Do your students experience this too? Have you encouraged them to use a variety of words in their writing, but they tend to fall back on the few adjectives they already use (i.e. good, fun, nice)? Enter Word Sift. This is a website that will analyze your text (you cut and paste it from your word processor into a box on their website) and it will highlight the words used most frequently. You can click on a highlighted word and it will give you a word map of that word with all kinds of synonyms.

This is a very useful *free* writing tool for students.

Check it out!

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