Terrific Tech. Tools for Struggling Readers/Writers

Updated: Mar 29

By Shawna Audet


I like to divide technological tools that help struggling readers/writers into two categories. The first type of tools are the ones that actually work to resolve the reading/writing problem. The second type of tools are those that allow students to show their abilities - not their disabilities - through accessibility features such as speech-to-text and text to speech.


Phonemic Awareness

Jollyphonics - excellent program to teach the phonemes

DaisyQuest - an app - not a program - but is proven to help



Decoding

Jollyphonics - for beginner decoding (K-1)

Lexia - student can do this online (only helps with reading - does not move the dial on writing)

Reading 101 - Free course for reading teachers - Reading Rockets


Remediation Programs that Work