Google Docs Extension for ESL or Struggling Readers

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Read&Write for Google Docs is a cool extension I found on Web App Reviews that can benefit ELLs and struggling readers. The extension provides you with a special toolbar on the top of your Google documents.

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Here is the list of tools your students can use:

  • Dictionary
  • Picture dictionary
  • Play, pause, and stop text-to-speech (choice of male or female)
  • Fact Finder (Google search results of highlighted a word or phrase)
  • Translator
  • Collected Highlight (sort highlights by color or position)

Check out this video Web App Review made about the extension:

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