Read and Write

Read&Write for Google Chrome (RW4GC) is a Chrome Extension toolbar available for your child to use both at school and at home to support their reading comprehension and writing skills. This easy-to-use toolbar makes Google Workspace apps (e.g., Docs, Slides, Forms) and web pages more accessible. In order to access this extension, please make sure you are logged into your Chrome account. ‘Accessing SEA extensions from home’ in Quick Links explains how to do this.

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Accessing RW4GC at HomeGetting Started with RW4GHow to Use Read and Write for Google
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of Read and Write for Google 
YouTube Tutorial Video LinksEnglish Language Learners Support Tools


Reading Supports

Text-to-Speech – reads text on the screenDictionary and Picture Dictionary ToolsScreen Masking – a reading light that follows the mouse to help with focus
Translator – single word translation into chosen languagSimplify Page – declutter webpages, change fonts (e.g., OpenDyslexic) and simplify textScreenshot Reader – reads inaccessible text in images or PDFs

Writing Supports

Talk & Type Word Prediction 
Check It – a spelling, grammar, and homophone checkerText-to-Speech – proofread writing by listening to text read aloud

Study Supports

Collect Highlights – extract key information to place into a new Google DocVocabulary – creates a customizable vocabulary chart with definitions and images for selected wordsAudio Maker- creates a downloadable mp3 file of selected text

Other Supports

Voice Notes – leave up to 1 minute audio commentsPractice Reading Aloud – record and listen to yourself reading