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Read&Write for Google

Supporting students through the reading and writing process is crucial. The Read&Write for Google app is designed to support students by offering features like:
  • In document dictionary
  • Text-to-speech
  • Fact Finder "more information" research button
  • Text translator
  • Highlighting
  • Collecting highlights
  • Collecting vocabulary
When students can actively engage with texts, their ability to make meaning and think critically increases. All students in GUHSD have access to Read&Write for Google, and it can be utilized in all content areas.

Making it Happen in Your Classroom
Teacher Preparation
Read&Write Google requires that students use their GUHSD Google accounts for access.  When they open a Google Doc, they will see a drop down tab that looks like this:

  1. Push out reading or writing assignment through Classroom (or other method).
  2. Provide instructions for marking up the document.
  3. Decide what will be collected for feedback/grading. 
Lesson Implementation
  1. Show students how to use the Read&Write features.
    1. Whole class instruction by projecting sample document.
    2. Individual instruction by providing access to screencasts.
  2. Have students open up the document in Classroom.
  3. Let them go.
  4. Monitor student progress.
  5. Review collected final products.

Activities and Examples

Analyzing the Text and Working With In-Context Vocabulary

Highlighting Content 

Collecting Highlights