Using Multimedia to Support Reading Instruction

As students encounter more complex texts, they may need additional supports to meet the high expectations set by the Common Core State Standards. Multimedia reading materials and supports such as text-to-speech, voice regonition, animation, embedded dictionaries, and annotation tools are great ways to help students when reading content-area texts. This Tech Research Brief provides ideas on how to integrate technology tools into classroom instruction to help your struggling students succeed in reading.