Use this program's structured format to design writing activities for students by guiding them through planning, organizing and preparing a first draft. Both graphic and outline formats assist in the writing process. Writing genre templates available.
WordTalk is a free plug-in developed for use with all versions of Microsoft Word (from Word 97 upwards), which may help people with reading and writing difficulties use Microsoft Word more effectively. It will speak the text of the document and will highlight it as it goes. It contains a talking dictionary to help decide which word spelling is most appropriate. It sits in a user's toolbar and is configurable, allowing users to adjust the highlight colors, the voice and the rate of speed of the speech.
Use these programs to support planning and organization. Kidspiration is the younger-child friendly version of Inspiration which is appropriate for intermediate grades through adults. Both programs provide graphical webbing and outlining tools with text-to-speech support for review of plans or outlines. Outlines can be exported in several forms for transcription.
Use the cloze technique to explore topics of syntax, vocabulary, and comprehension on vocabulary you add to the reading activity. This program allows you to control which words are masked. Can be used on screen or printed as worksheets. Software is switch compatible.
In addition to providing a number of reading comprehension, study tools, and text-to-digital conversion tools, this program supports writing through tools for transcription, editing and revising. Transcription is supported with a word prediction tool. Editing and revising are supported with a spell check tool and text-to-speech review of drafts. Word fluency is supported with an e-dictionary and thesaurus.
This program provides phonics, phonemic-awareness, and spelling activities to build students' core reading skills. Based on the 4-Blocks of Literacy model developed by Patricia Cunningham.
Use these books designed with controlled vocabulary that makes comprehension easier for struggling readers. Use any or all of their story formats - "talking" computer book, paperback book and audio book to provide different levels of reading intervention.
The ReadingPen®2 is designed specifically to help readers improve their reading skills. This fully portable scanning device helps with reading fluency and comprehension by providing immediate definitions for scanned text. Scanned text and definitions can be read aloud, allowing readers to maintain their reading flow, even when encountering unfamiliar words.
Use a Lexia program to develop reading skills at every stage. Each Lexia program promotes independent reading as students navigate the program independently. Its structured reading strategies are based on the Orton-Gillingham method of reading remediation.
Kurzweil 3000™ is a comprehensive reading, writing and learning software solution for any struggling reader, including individuals with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, attention deficit disorder or those who are English Language Learners (ELL). Kurzweil 3000, is research based and enables struggling readers in grades 3 and above to learn from the same content as their peers as it provides access to virtually any text or curriculum, including print, electronic, and Web-based documents.