Read & Write Chrome Extension
Read&Write from Texthelp.com is a Google Chrome Extension that supports all students with reading and writing. Teachers can request a license on behalf of students providing premium features that include multi highlighting options, extracting highlights, vocabulary chart, dictionaries and word prediction.
All students have the extension available with the Free features providing text to speech and dual highlighting (yellow and blue) for any text on any website!
STEP 1: Ensure you have the Read & Write for Chrome Extension
You will see a purple puzzle icon with rw in the top right corner of your browser window. If you do not, you need to Add the extension to Chrome. Click here for a direct link to the Chrome Web Store.
STEP 2: Ensure you are signed into Google Chrome.
STEP 3: Sign in to Read & Write
In the Chrome browser, navigate to Google Docs.
The Read&Write icon will appear below the Bookmark toolbar will appear. (It appears anytime the tool can be used on a page.)
Click the Read&Write icon. You will be promped with a series of windows agreeing to give access to Read & Write to your Google Drive.
After completing the approval process, the toolbar will appear. If you have a license for the Premium features, they will appear black. If you do not, some of the features will be grayed out.
Read & Write for Teachers and Parents
Read & Write User Guides
Get To Know Read & Write Activities
You can also view a presentation ("Copy of Learning the Basics of R&W for Google Chrome") that was created by Jamie Neugebauer, an Assistive Technology Specialist from TX. He not only brings you through the features but provides exercises in using them as well.