Welcome, Mrs. Siegelbaum's Fifth Grade Class!
Go there and you'll find links to all the info presented at the conference breakouts that you missed. And um, that would be me. Because I am a little embarrassed to admit, I spent far too many of the sessions either blogging, talking, or foraging for berries and edible bark thanks to a food service schedule at odds with both east coast jet lag and my blood sugar levels.
Mo G.M.'s links led to links led to links which led me to Lynne D Johnson's suggestion of exploring a readability assessment tool. In plain English: how easy is it fer peeple to follow wot yer saying on yer blog.
Average number of syllables per word: 1.44
Words with one syllable: 2669
Two syllables: 795
Three syllables: 251
(Notice how I just used three more three-syllable words by using the word syllable three times? Ha! Now it's five more!)
Flesch Reading ease (A 100 point scale, 100 being Dr Seuss and 1 being medical texts written in Aramaic. 60-70 is ideal.): 75.65
And finally, the Flesch-Kincaid Grade, or how many years of schooling it would take someone to understand the conten): 5.09
Wait til I tell my parents that my overpriced private college degree has enabled me to write at a fifth grade level. They'll be delighted. (That's another three-syllable baby right there, just in case you're keeping track.)
Try it yourself and let me know your Flesch-Kincaid Grade. I'd love to know what I'm spending most of my time reading these days.