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WordSift Is Back & It’s Better Than Ever!

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WordSift came out several years ago as a great tool to help English Language Learners develop academic vocabulary knowledge. Mary Ann Zehr wrote an excellent description of it at Ed Week, and I put it on The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary. It was created by Stanford Professor Kenji Hakuta.

Then, it seemed to disappear. I started getting requests from educators for alternatives.

Now, it’s back! WordSift 2 has launched.

Paste in a text, and you get all sorts of stuff in return — word clouds sorted in various categories, images of words to enhance understanding, sentences showing the words in context, word webs, and more!

Check it out!

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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