4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 15, 2012 12:25 PM by JulieSzaj

    Text-to-Speech Tools

    blancaedu

      Text-to-Speech tools are important for so many reasons. One of those is the ability to learn and acquire academic language, one of the Common Core Shifts for ELA/Literacy. What are some of your favorite text-to-speech tools and how have you used them in your classroom?

       

      *This is what it says on the EngageNY site about academic vocabulary:

       

      Shift 6

      Students constantly build the vocabulary they need to access grade level complex texts. By focusing strategically on comprehension of pivotal and commonly found words (such as “discourse,” “generation,” “theory,” and “principled”) and less on esoteric literary terms (such as “onomatopoeia” or “homonym”), teachers constantly build students’ ability to access more complex texts across the content areas.