Giving Access to Read for Informational Text

Are your students struggling with informational text?

Common Core Informational TextWe recently held a webinar to demonstrate how to read for informational text (non-fiction), one of the anchor standards in the Common Core State Standards.

Reading for informational text requires students to be able to read, comprehend what they read, demonstrate their comprehension, and overcome learning and language barriers. This can be a challenge for students who struggle. Kurzweil 3000-firefly can help.

How does Kurzweil 3000-firefly provide access to informational text?

  • Reading to understand complex text
  • The ability to grasp unfamiliar words and phrases
  • The interaction with text to improve comprehension and retention
  • The extraction of information to demonstrate comprehension

Which tools within Kurzweil 3000-firefly can be used to provide access to informational text?

  • Text to speech in support of close reading, especially for students with print-based disabilities
  • Read the web to support text complexity
  • Reference tools to understand complex text, and improve academic vocabulary and word meaning
  • Translation to give English language learners the ability to understand what they’re reading in their native language
  • Highlighters and note-taking functionality to interact with text and to demonstrate comprehension
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