Later this afternoon the Lakeview fifth graders learned to use Read&Write for Google Chrome -- a free Chrome extension designed to provide students with reading and writing support. The tool offers several supports and accessibility options including the option for students to have highlighted text from webpages and documents read to them or summarized. Other features include a fact finder for research, a word predictor, a picture dictionary, a talking dictionary, and a translator. This afternoon the students used Read&Write for Google Chrome in conjunction with their Big Universe reading assignments. Big Universe is a website offering access to an e-book library designed for students in kindergarten through grade 8. The library has both fiction and nonfiction e-books available across a range of subject areas. Books can be sorted by subject, grade and Common Core standard, and assigned to students directly through the website’s platform. Many of the books also include quizzes for assessing reading comprehension.