Writer's Companion

Use this word processing program to support writing tasks: planning and organization, transcription legibility and spelling accuracy. Provides a graphic webbing tool to support planning and organization; webs can be exported to a draft. Editing and revising are supported with a spell check tool and text-to-speech review of drafts. Provides an e-dictionary and thesaurus to support word fluency.

Type: 
Product
Cost Range: 
$1-50
Content Area: 
writing
Grade Level: 
early elementary
intermediate elementary
middle school
secondary
IDEA Disability Category: 
emotional disturbance
major-other health impairment
specific learning disability
speech or language impairment
visual impairment
Instructional Support: 
multiple formats of text and notation
organize and plan
Customizable Interface: 
font size and/or color
Differentiation: 
multiple user profiles
Drafting: 
draft can be created from note, web, or outline
graphic web organizer
Embedded Resources: 
e-dictionary
e-thesaurus
Text-Embedded Prompts: 
spell check
Text to Speech: 
multiple voices
recorded human narration
Word Prediction: 
customizable word list(s)
National Writing Next Standards: 
editing and revising
planning and organizing
transcribing
Operating Systems: 
Macintosh
Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: 
Writing