Introducing the Online Graded Text Editor

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The Online Graded Text Editor
Dr. Rob Waring
Dr. Charles Browne
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Writing Graded Materials
How do you know you are using words in level?
How do you know which words are out of level?
How do you maintain equal leveling for different texts
at the same level?
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How to Grade Your Own Reading Texts…
Solution 1: use a text analysis tool
http://www.lextutor.ca/vp/
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What is OGTE?
• A FREE editing tool for teachers and authors
• It allows users to analyze the vocabulary in a text by
pre-set levels
• Allows you to write something to a specific level
• You can add your own wordlists (if you ask nicely)
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Black – in level
Red out of list
Red underline – out of level
Green – ignored words
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Users select a wordlist
(more will be added
later)
They select a level
within that wordlist
The buttons are tabs
that show various
data analyses
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The full wordlist (86,000 TYPES)
OUT OF LEVEL
WORDS
– In the selected list
but not in level
Words in the text which
are in level e.g Level 7
IN LEVEL WORDS
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OUT OF LIST
WORDS
IN LIST WORDS
Words in the
selected list (e.g.
the General list
with 4500 words)
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All data can be exported to your computer
Exported data:
• Is in Excel
format
• can be
manipulated as
you wish
OGTE records various
statistics:
• Total running words
• % in / out of list etc.
• % words ignored
• Etc.
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Wordlists
The current General Service list has 16 levels corresponding to
the Extensive Reading Foundations levels.
More wordlists to be added soon
• TOEIC
• Ministry lists
• Business list
Want to add your list? Ask.
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About us
Extensive Reading Central is:
• a brand new website developed for the ER
community by EFL Technologies
• completely free
• still building the site, so bear with us as we
add content.
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Getting published
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Submit your profile
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For Students
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Text Helper (coming soon)
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