These courses will teach you strategies that can be used to incorporate Texthelp tools in an instructional setting. 

Reading is a complex thinking process which involves far more than just being able to pronounce words.  To facilitate students making the meaning from what they read, there are three areas that will increase comprehension.  Building background knowledge about topics to be learned helps students to retain and understand the new information more easily.  Recognition of keywords allows students to focus on the meaning of the text instead of struggling with individual word meaning. Knowing when understanding during reading breaks down and what to do to fix it also allows for the reader to increase comprehension.  In this course, we will present strategies for helping students with these three areas for all levels of learners.

What Will You Learn?

In this course, you'll learn how to:

  • Build Background Knowledge
  • Teach Vocabulary
  • Monitor Comprehension

This course is designed to show teachers and support staff how to create differentiated resources and worksheets to support students using Read&Write for Windows.

The courses will guide you step-by-step through creating a range of resources that support differentiated delivery for staff and differentiated learning for students across all subjects.

What Will You Learn?

In this course, you'll learn how to:

  • Create accessible, readable PDF's
  • Create MP3 audio files to support study and revision
  • Create MP3 audio files to support auditory learning and auditory fluency
  • Create MP3 audio files for listening skills activities
  • Create worksheet activities for electronic and hard copy use
  • Create visual timetables
  • Support students in providing differentiated response options
  • Convert existing PowerPoint schemes of work to a readable format
  • Insert audio and pictures into PowerPoint slides
  • Have text read aloud in modern languages

Read&Write is well established as the preferred approved computer reader for school exams. This course explains how to set the software up correctly and ensure come exam time the process is quick and stress-free for both staff and students.

What Will You Learn?

In this course, you'll learn how to:

  • Ensure your students only have access to the features allowed for the exam
  • Get the exam paper into the computer
  • Ensure all words are pronounced correctly
  • Enable students to read any words within an image
  • Ensure your students know how to use Read&Write in an exam

Read&Write includes an administration tool called the Teacher's Toolkit.  With this Teachers can control who uses Read&Write and adjust a number of settings.  If Read&Write is going to be used in exams the Teacher's Toolkit is extremely important as it can restrict access to certain functions.

What Will You Learn?
In this course, you'll learn how to:

  • Choose which features are available to students
  • Configure student settings
  • Monitor the progress of students
  • Analyze usage patterns
  • Control access to Read&Write

This course is designed for students who have been chosen to be Peer Mentors.  It explains how Peer Mentors can support other students in using Read&Write.  In addition, it also covers how Peer Mentors can use the study skills within Read&Write for their own study and research.  Completion of this course enables the student to become a Texthelp Peer Mentor (Texthelper)

What Will You Learn?
In this course, you'll learn how to:

  • Support students to use the literacy support in Read&Write
  • Use Read&Write with your own studies