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Fab Find Friday - Rewordify

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Not every useful web resource needs to be flashy and dynamic.  Sometimes you just want something that is easy to use that is effective.  That's the case with the site, Rewordify.com, a free to use site that students (or really anyone) to understand complex passages of text.  

Let's take this passage for example:  

Hoping for a picture-perfect White Christmas holiday is setting yourself up for not only disappointment, but potentially symptoms of depression.
“People have this anticipation or fantasy of the holiday that you would see on TV,” psychiatrist Mark Sichel, author of Healing From Family Rifts, told HuffPost, adding that his practice gets much busier after the holidays. “Actually, it’s never exactly as people anticipate and it’s often disappointing. There’s often strife within families that comes out at holiday times.”
By simply typing or cutting and pasting the passage intoRewordify.comyou will get 
a simplified version that has replaced words hi lighted in yellow in the original text to the new version below it.  This site can be especially helpful when students are given a reading assignment that may be above their reading level.  


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