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Welcome to Read from the Web!

Read from the Web is designed to help you find reading material that interests your learner. It utilizes a split screen design; the upper frame of each page lists a menu of links designed to assist both you, as the facilitator, and your learner make the most of your online reading experience, and the lower frame is reserved for the web page being read.

Some reading strategy tips and reminders to help you get organized before working with your learner are also available. PLEASE NOTE: Read from the Web opens in a new window. When you are finished, simply close the window and you will return to this page.


Explaination of Top Frame Links

The upper-frame menu will look like this:

How hard is this story Vocabulary Activities

The following is an explaination of all the main links in this top frame used in the Read from the Web tool can.

Search the Web

Search the web is your way to search for content that interests your learner. Several search engines have been provided in the drop down box for easy access to lots of information.
Find out how to tell if the material is too easy, just right, or too difficult for your learner to read on their own.
Access a free online dictionary tool or start a vocabulary list which you can develop while you are on the web.


Writing activities allow your learner to summarize a reading selection, write their own text using StoryBuilder, or rewrite the ending of a reading selection.
Download BrowseAloud to help sound out words as you read.


Reading Strategy Tips and Reminders

  • Internet Resources some suggested websites to check out for content to read
  • What to Search For a useful tool for collecting thoughts and captuing your learner's areas of interest
  • Motivation Tips some helpful tips to keep in mind as you help your learner Read from the Web
  • Some other strategies in the Facilitator Support section of LAO may also help.



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