Install Package. Hit cmd+shift+t and toggle a window with some statistics about what you've written. Includes Word Count, and Flesch Kincaid Reading Ease and Grade Level scores.
I admittedly am not a full time programmer, and really have no idea about Atom's package framework. It's an attempt to emulate writeforhumans.io -- I've not yet managed to learn how to get into the status bar yet. But this is a helpful start.
Theme pictured, is my Writer syntax theme.
Good catch. Let us know what about this package looks wrong to you, and we'll investigate right away.