Betsy Kline - Special Ed Teacher Potomac, MD
I find ReadTheWords.com to be one of the most useful services on the Internet today. Many LD (learning disabled)
students struggle with auditory processing. They tend to test lower on standardized tests due to the fact that the
subject matter, test questions, etc, is written down for the student to read. While these students are very capable,
they tend to favor auditory processing, versus the more common visual processing. It is important that these students
learn how their mind works and modify their learning techniques accordingly. Simple techniques like repeating what
you read have worked with my students in the past.
Never before has a service, like ReadTheWords.com been created to cater to these students. Since discovering ReadTheWords.com, we have had 5 students incorporate this service for study of their weekly vocabulary words. We started by making an audio file of the words and definition, and turned it into an mp3 format. The students spent 10 minutes each day on the computer. Each student has averaged a minimum of a full letter grade higher. Two students have received perfect scores for the past 2 weeks.
This service is godsend for many students, especially auditory learners. I cannot even begin to imagine how many people this will help in the future. We just received approval to offer this service to our entire school. (Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a special deal like we did. Shhhhhh.) I strongly encourage you to share this service with all your students. Many students will gravitate towards this service. Encourage them to use it for their studies. The results and improvement you see from these students will be astonishing.
Thank you ReadTheWords.com team for developing a truly valuable service. I wish you all the luck in the future.
Erin Hart - Springfield Elementary School
ReadtheWords.com is an AMAZING SERIVCE for young students. My students’ reading level varies greatly at this stage. ReadTheWords.com allows me to create listening material for some learners that struggle a little bit. It allows my
students to read along with the Virtual Avatar Reader. This saves a lot of time so I can focus on certain children
without slowing down the rest of the class. I can now spend more time with struggling readers, and also create
listening materials for home use. This greatly helps these students keep up with their peers and also makes learning
more interesting. I highly recommend this to all young children, and parents of young children that are learning how
David Wilson - Teacher, Daqing Petroleum Institute, China
I use your service with my university students who are learning English. We use ReadTheWords to illustrate how words
are spoken by native speakers. ReadTheWords brings the text to life, and stimulates my second language learners in a
dynamic way. I would recommend this program to all foreign language teachers, students learning a 2nd, 3rd or 4th
Chrissy S Harris - Teacher, Travelers Jr High School Montauk, MN
My students and I have been using ReadTheWords.com for a few months now and the results have been tremendous.
I have been assisting students to create audio files of study review materials. This greatly helps them decode and
analyze the material for comprehension. I have seen a great improvement on test scores from the students that
continue to utilize this service. Your service engages children in an interactive and fun way, while educating them on
the selected material.
Amie Holderbaum - 3rd Grade Teacher, New York, NY
I use ReadTheWords.com with my third grade students. Students listen to a piece of their own writing, so they can
hear if what they wrote sounds correct. It helps students with comprehension, spelling, grammar and structuring
sentences. There are many benefits of this great service for young learners. I recommend this service to all children,
and parents of children, to assist with early childhood education.
Holly Hibner - Librarian, Michigan
I am a librarian in a public library, and use ReadTheWords with our patrons. We create links to audio files that read our
upcoming events, and we use it to help visually impaired patrons read anything - articles, letters they have received,
emails that can be copy/pasted from their email account...the possibilities are endless! On a personal level, I have been
using ReadTheWords toolbar plug in. Since I am looking at the computer screen a lot, my eyes get very tired. Now, all
I have to do is highlight and click. The words are read right to me. It is amazing! Good luck ReadTheWords team.