There are a number of reading aids available to you as a student. These can be accessed by highlighting a portion of the text. When you select a portion of the text (a few words or a sentence), you'll see the below menu. When you select a single word, you have the additional option of "Define."
Highlight and take note
Hear it (text-to-speech)
Text-to-speech is currently available in English, Spanish, French, and German.
FYI: Text published by HarperCollins will not have text-to-speech available.
STEP 1: Select a portion of the text, then click "Hear it"
STEP 2: Make sure your sound is turned on
You can adjust the speed at which the text is read and the voice of the reader. You can also replay the text.
There is also the option to highlight the words as they are spoken
Sometimes it may be helpful to translate a certain portion of the text, a question, or a note to another language. Our translate tool goes through Google Translate. All of the languages that are available on Google Translate are available in Actively Learn for our translation tool.
When you select the translate option, they'll see the translation on the right-hand side of the screen (with the option to pick another language.)
When reading, students often come across new words. Having the ability to comprehend unfamiliar words is an essential skill that not only enhances the student's vocabulary but also improves their writing skills.
Define any word instantly (in text, questions, and notes)
The dictionary also includes images for some terms.