Read&Write for Windows learning resources
How to use each tool
This document gives specific instructions on how to make each tool function. This can be especially helpful for those who are working with students but have not used the tools before or are just learning to use the tools.
Quick reference guide
This chart breaks down the tools available showing the name and icon of each tool as well as giving a quick overview of how to get each tool into use.
This guide gives step-by-step instructions for all of the tools in Read&Write for Windows including practice exercises.
Key tools for specific learning needs
With so many Read&Write for Windows tools to choose from, this chart was created to give suggestions on which tools to start using with elementary students, middle/high school students, struggling readers and writers, and with English Language Learners. Suggestions as to which tools teachers would find helpful are also included.
Key tools for higher education needs
This document gives recommendations for which tools will be the most helpful based on the activity including suggestions for reading, writing, and study supports as well as tools helpful for international students and instructors.
Tools for the writing process
During the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and publishing the final draft), there are Read&Write for Windows tools which can support students doing their best. Here are some suggested tools to use for each stage of the writing process.
Using Read&Write and Equatio in exams (JCQ regulated UK)
The guide will also explain how Equatio can be used as an exam reader.
This guide will show you how to set Read&Write for Windows up for use in exams.
Ways to use
This tip sheet gives suggestions for how best to use your highlighters in Read&Write for Windows in a K-12 education environment and gives examples of specific color-coding systems based on need.
This tip sheet gives suggestions for how best to use your highlighters in Read&Write for Google Chrome in a university setting and gives examples of specific color-coding systems based on need.
This tip sheet gives suggestions on ways to modify and customize the Vocabulary List which is built in Read&Write for Windows. By renaming the column categories and even adding columns for additional categories, you can create a personalized table with the information you most need to learn.
This tip sheet gives suggestions on ways to modify and customize the Vocabulary List which is built in Read&Write for Windows. By removing definitions, renaming the column categories and even adding columns for additional categories, you can modify the information so your students will better be able to learn what is needed.
Using your school's Read&Write at home
This guide explains how parents can use Read&Write at home with their children. (This requires your child's school to have a Read&Write license)
Support tools for students with dyslexia
Students with dyslexia have learning differences which can be supported with a variety of appropriate technological support tools improving their overall performance. Read&Write for Windows tools allow students with dyslexia to be equal participants in learning experiences.
Tools for international students
Read&Write for Windows provides support for non-native students who are proficient in conversational English, but may need additional help because of the complexity of the English language. International students need support to work independently in the fast-paced environment of higher education.
- Lesson Plan - Physical Geography - Rivers and Water - This 6-part lesson is about the Water Cycle, River Terminology and introducing how extreme weather impacts human activity.
- Lesson Plan - Physical Geography - Volcanoes - This 4-part lesson is about the natural hazards of volcanoes