OVERVIEW: UDL Editions by CAST is web resource with dozens of leveled digital texts and e-books available to students and teachers. The site provides a comprehensive set of tools that are easy for students to navigate and use. Students can use the Texthelp Toolbar to read actively and foster deep comprehension. The text-to-speech function reads any part of the book aloud. There is a Spanish-to-English Translator that works by simply highlighting any word in the book. The Dictionary tool reads the word, the definition, and identifies the part of speech. There is also a Google search function in which a student simply highlights a word in the book, presses the button, and a Google search is performed. In addition, there are four different colors of digital highlighters that students can use. Students can use the Texthelp Toolbar to collect the sections of highlighted text in a separate window and group them by color. Students can also use the extra functions provided by UDL Editions such as Strategy Support, Author's Craft, an extensive Glossary, Resources, and Help.
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