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Educational ValueKids can learn to read and understand much more with Read & Write as they listen, highlight, collect, and organize important concepts. Using its tools to conduct and organize their research, outline their writing, select the best words, and find the majority of their errors independently, kids can gain a newfound confidence.“I can read this all by myself” is a powerful statement that kids struggling with reading often can’t make. Since kids with these challenges also have trouble writing original work, Read & Write also includes tools to help them plan, research, write and proofread their writing far more independently. Read & Write has the potential to not only make a huge difference in specific skill areas but self-esteem as well.
Parents Need to KnowRead & Write is a simple yet powerful program that goes above and beyond your standard text-to-speech tool: It helps kids read independently, comprehend more of what they're reading, see and listen to definitions of unfamiliar words, and highlight important sections. When they're writing, it can help them find the words they’re looking for, hear and check their spelling, carry out and organize research, and even translate from Spanish or other chosen languages. Depending on where your kid needs the most support, they may only end up using a couple of the tools, but there's lots of great help available whenever they want it.
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