Read&Write for Windows learning resources

Reference guides

Interactive toolbar

An interactive toolbar which contains snippets of information about each and an overview video:

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.

Training guide

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.

Exams

Using Read&Write in exams

This guide will explain how Read&Write can be used as an exam reader and/or scribe.

Ways to use

Using Read&Write in exams

This guide will explain how Read&Write can be used as an exam reader and/or scribe.

Categorizing

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. 

Vocabulary lists

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.

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 plans

Science - Biology

English literature

Geography

History

French

Spanish

  • Spanish Lesson Plan - This lesson plan is designed to revise adjective agreement, opinions and school subjects before introducing comparative and superlative forms
  • Spanish Lesson Plan using Read&Write Tools - This supplementary lesson tool is to be used alongside the ‘El Uniforme Escolar’, it is designed to support the implementation of the use of Read&Write in your Spanish classes.
  • El Uniforme Escolar - Reading Assignment and worksheet PDF
  • Exercise 1 from El Uniforme Escolar - Worksheet Google Doc