How to improve reading comprehension

The ability to read is an extremely important part of every student’s learning journey. For students who struggle with reading comprehension. Read&Write means all students are given equal opportunities to succeed.

Why is reading comprehension important?

Reading comprehension is the ability to understand what you read. It’s one of the most important skills you can learn in school. It allows you to learn new things, to think critically and to enjoy reading more.

Here’s what happens during reading comprehension:

  1. Firstly, we understand the words and their meanings.
  2. Then, we need to be able to put the words together to understand the meaning of the sentences and paragraphs.
  3. Lastly, we need to be able to think about what we have read and to come up with our own ideas and opinions. 

Introducing Read&Write: our literacy support tool

Strong reading comprehension skills are essential for success in school, work, and life. So what can we do to make sure students are supported when it comes to developing their reading comprehension?

Read&Write is a literacy support tool that helps with everyday tasks. It can support all students, from English language learners to Special Ed students and high achievers. Being able to choose from the range of tools lets students choose what works best for them, when they need it.

What Read&Write tools can be used to support reading comprehension?

  • Read&Write Dictionary Icon

    Dictionary & Picture Dictionary: Provides a dictionary definition and displays images to help with word comprehension.

  • ReadWrite Text to Speech Icon

    Text-to-speech: Reads what students have typed out loud, including words, passages or whole documents.

  • Read&Write Screenshot Reader icon

    Screenshot Reader: Lets students write, edit and add text or shapes to PDFs, where text is often inaccessible. 

  • Screenmasking Read&Write Icon

    Screen Masking: Tints the screen to help users focus on specific parts of the screen or text.

    • Web Search Icon

      Web Search: Quickly searches a highlighted word so students can get more information. 

    • Translator: Provides a translation of a selected word, along with the ability to hear the word read aloud.

    • Read&Write Highlights Icon

      Highlighters: Highlights text to make important points stand out.

    What Read&Write tools can be used to aid reading comprehension in your classroom?

    Help people with print disabilities understand what they read

    Students with reading difficulties like dyslexia might find it harder to understand what they’re reading. Read&Write has a range of tools that can help these learners. For example, if a student is struggling to understand what a word means, they can quickly access Text & Picture Dictionary to get definitions and display images.

    Cater for students who need auditory reinforcement

    Some students prefer to hear things read aloud to help them understand what they read. In Read&Write, Text to Speech lets students hear text read aloud to give them a means of comprehension that suits their needs. The Voice Notes feature lets teachers record feedback as an audio file and add it to the document so students can listen to feedback.

    Encourage students to learn their own way

    Being able to choose from a range of tools within the Read&Write toolbar lets students decide how they work and study. They can choose what works for them, when they need it. This not only improves their reading and comprehension skills, but encourages independent and confident learners.

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