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What is WordSift? Short Answer: A Nifty Instructional Tool for Academic Vocabulary Development
Professor Hakuta has developed a tool for teachers called "WordSift." Users enter a word into the WordSift "box" and a semantic map appears with different synonyms for the word.
WordSift also features lists of the most frequently used academic words. Users can link from a word on the list to the same WordSift features – just click on a word in the list, and you get the same features as if you had entered it into WordSift –nifty!