The Reading Level feature in Google is a great tool to filter results based on three broad reading level categories: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced.
To access and use the Reading Level filter follow these steps.
First, in Google find the settings icon. This can be in different locations on your screen depending on the device you are using. The image below shows a PC, with the link to the settings at the bottom right of the opening page.
Select Settings and chose the Advanced Search.
Choose the desired reading level and select Advanced Search.
Five options are available: no reading level displayed, annotate results with reading levels, show only
Your search will now reflect your Reading Level filter, and you are good to go!
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Dan Pyne reports that over 80% of university students said they begin research projects by using an internet-based search engine, while less than 1% start by consulting their library’s website.
The Library of the Future by Dan Pyne, posted August 22, 2014.
Comprehension is enhanced when images are linked with text.
Hibbing, A. N., & Rankin-Erickson, J. L. (2003). A picture is worth a thousand words: Using visual images to improve comprehension for middle school struggling readers. Reading Teacher, 758-770.