Read and Write Chrome Extension: AWESOME!

If you have any struggling, dyslexic, ESL/ELL students or maybe students who are at the beginning stages of reading and writing, then you NEED to check out this Chrome extension I just learned about the other day at the RVA Unconference.

What does this fabulous extension do?
-Reads aloud texts with dual highlighting
-Dictionary and Picture Dictionary look ups for big vocabulary terms
-Word Prediction to help with spelling when typing stories/sentences
-Translator translates words into other languages (great for ESL/EL students!)
-Color code with 4 different highlighter colors
-And more!

You will have access to ALL of these tools for 30 days. Once the 30 days is up, you will still be able to use the following tools:

-Read web and Google Docs aloud with dual highlighting
-Translate words and change translation language
-Change voice and voice speed

Here is the extension in action:

Read and Write Extension from Julie on Vimeo.

To get Read and Write on your Chrome browser, click {HERE}. Check out this {blog post} one of my colleagues made about Read and Write and how she used it with a kindergarten class.