View Google Search Results by Reading Level

Google is Wonderful

Wow! This is almost beyond amazing. Google is not only NOT evil, it goes the extra mile to create goodness.  Yesterday, thanks to Cheryl Oakes, I learned that a Google search will now yield results by reading level. We  can check out search results that are designated either basic, intermediate or advanced.

[It was lovely to have the opportunity to meet Cheryl in person. Cheryl shared the hot tip about Google's new search feature at the informal but incredibly informative 'AT Smackdown' at ATIA in Orlando. ]

Here’s what you do if you want to search by reading level…

1. Go to or or whatever, and then click on ‘Advanced Search’

Google Reading Level 01

2.  On the box that opens, enter a search term, open the drop down menu to select whether you wish to see and annotate all results with reading levels, or see only basic or intermediate or advanced results.  Finally click on the ‘Advanced Search’ button.  It couldn’t be much more straightforward.

Google Reading Level 02

6 thoughts on “View Google Search Results by Reading Level

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  4. Brilliant resource. I think I’ll also use it with my learners to show another reason why Wikipedia isn’t always the most appropriate choice for their research – it almost always turns up in the Advanced listing for reading level.

  5. Leia – I agree that the reading level of Wikipedia is too advanced for many learners. That’s why I so very much appreciate Simple English Wikipedia, with its “easier words and shorter sentences”. Every teacher and learner needs to be aware of Simple English Wikipedia! –Paul

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