Teacher resources

Readworks  is an amazing K-12 free resource that has content, curriculum, reading, writing and vocabulary activities.  It’s pretty amazing.  You can set it to have text to speech and set it so that the articles and content available to the are within the reading levels appropriate to the student (or 2 grade levels below and above).  You sign up for free access and they state that they will always be free.


Read&Write text help is a literacy support tool that offers help with everyday tasks like reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words, researching assignments and proofing written work.  It is appropriate for K-12.  There is a free version and a premium version.  This is the tool that Cape Public Schools purchases with a combination of Title money and SPED funding.  You can access many parts of this with the free account.  The subscription just allows for the premium version with other tools on it.  I’ve seen some of their students use it to create reports and research articles with the speech to text function.


Immersive Reader is a free tool that is included in Microsoft 360 as well as a Google Chrome extension.  The following student training video shows you all the great features that this free tool provides.  Many of our schools around the state use this.  It will read text to speech any document that can be highlighted/selected like Word documents or websites.


Newsela is the free K-12 website that allows you to select the just-right lexile level for the student.  Everyone in the classroom can be reading the same article at their own level.  They have a premium subscription, but many teachers just get the free login.

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