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All students should have access to digital text versions of the book. When text is presented in an accessible format on the screen, students can manipulate it as needed.  

Low Vision 


Enlarge text on the screen.
Use text to speech/text read aloud=
Quick Guides: 
Using text to speech with Read&Write for Google
Vision accessibility features on the Chromebook  

Decoding and Fluency


Text to speech allows students who struggle with decoding and fluency to focus on text comprehension. Read&Write will work on websites, Google Docs, and PDFs.
Quick Guides: 
Installing and Using the Read&Write for Google Toolbar 
Presentation: How Using Text to Speech Benefits Students Over Time   
If the reading material is in PDF format: Here are the directions for making an assignment in Canvas for students to complete in Kami. And here is a two minute video on how to use text to speech in Kami.



Support vocabulary needs with online dictionaries, picture dictionaries, and translation tools. Teach students strategies for close reading with electronic highlighters, comments and voice notes.
Quick Guides: Tools for Close Reading and Comprehension
Adding Comments in Google Docs
Building Background Knowledge
Creating Picture-based Vocabulary/Word Banks
Dictionaries with Read&Write for Google
Free online dictionaries
Highlighting Tool and Extracting Notes Premium Version Available for all Spring 2020
Highlighting Tool and Extracting Notes Free for all Students
Supports for ESOL Students in Google Docs
Supporting Vocabulary with Read&Write for Google
Voice notes to support reading comprehension