I am privileged to have been invited to serve as a facilitator at Harvard University's Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Institute. My posts this week will focus on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework.

Today Dr. David Rose discussed how the brain works when we read. I had no idea how our brains comprehend information. If we do not have the background knowledge of a word or theme in the text, we cannot comprehend. The parts of the brain that recognize faces also run mini-simulations in our brain when we are reading about a character. 

We found an awesome tool to check the readability level of a text. It is called If you copy and paste a text into the site, you will have a report analyzing the text structure, readability level, and grade level.  

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