If you’re interested in trying to limit Internet search results to a specific reading level, Google is able to do this based on your preference. Google uses an algorithm to determine reading levels and groups results into three categories: basic, intermediate, and advanced. This search function can enable someone like a second language learner to find more basic sites that are easily understandable. Or, it can be a tool for students looking to do research for a class project as they’ll be able to filter their search to get only advanced results. Google Reading Level takes only a minute to master and is a great research option to show students.
- Click Search tools at the top of the search results page.
- Click All Results.
- Click Reading level. You’ll now see results annotated with reading levels as well as a percentage breakdown of results by reading level.
- To filter your results by a specific reading level, select your desired level (Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced).
- At any time, you can click Clear to go back to seeing all results.
Check out this video for other ways to access this search function: