Literacy Tools - Reading Pen TS

Wizcomtech suite of hand-held literacy support tools are used to effectively boost vocabulary, phonemic awareness, fluency and comprehension among a wide range of reading levels and learning abilities -- including those who have limited English proficiency and those who have been identified as learning disabled -- and are utilized in thousands of 21st century classrooms throughout the U.S and around the world.

Reading Pen TS: Grades 6-12, ELL, Special Education students

Wizcomtech's Reading Pen TS is a personal, portable and powerful hand-held assistive reading technology tool designed for English Language learners and special education students to help boost vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension skills needed for reading autonomy, and confidence.

By scanning text, special need students can see and hear words or lines spoken aloud in English, and are instantly provided word definitions, synonyms, translations, spelling, and pronunciation via Text-to-Speech technology (built in speaker or earphones) to help make reading accessible. This breakthrough literacy support tool can be used with any classroom text, or with content-area courses and can be easily integrated into Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) giving special needs students the ability to unlock the reading process with support.

Any text can also be inserted via touch screen and virtual keyboard or uploaded from a PC onto this fully mobile, pocket-sized reading tech-tool, providing reading support in a variety of settings. With an intuitive icons and user-friendly interface, the Reading Pen TS can be a used with a wide range of at-risk students of varying reading levels, and is an ideal tool to incorporate into any comprehensive intervention curriculum plan.

  • Supports all reading levels
  • Provides instant individual and independent decoding support at any point in reading process
  • Can work alongside/complement any chosen curricula and text type (books, magazines, newspaper)
  • Helps educators meet special fluency needs and better match students to just-right-books and literacy materials
  • Helps teachers identify vocabulary weakness and provide immediate corrective support
  • Great for content-area classrooms for additional literacy support
  • Flexible implementation for use in whole or small group and independent learning environments
  • Provides school to home literacy support
  • Helps educators meet Adequate Yearly Progress goals for students
  • Text-to-Speech technology supports Universal Design for Learning principals
  • Can easily be incorporated into Individual Education Plan (IEP) strategies
  • Allows ELL students to participate in general ed. classroom learning

Product Components

  • Displays up to 5 lines of text on a high resolution touch-screen
  • Large display of scanned line
  • Reads words, lines or paragraphs aloud
  • Spells-out the scanned word, letter by letter
  • Provides direct look-up of idioms/phrases
  • Provides syllabication
  • Provides audio word pronunciation (American pronunciation) with Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology using built-in speaker or earphones
  • Contains American Heritage® dictionaries and thesauri
  • History option enabling retrieval of the last 80 reviewed words
  • Recognition of a wide range of standard printed font types and sizes (6-22 points, up to 8mm), including inverted text on contrasting backgrounds (except red on white, white on red, blue on black and black on blue)
  • Recognition and automatic merging of hyphenated text
  • Virtual keyboard for manual word insertion or text editing (using the included stylus)
  • Auto-complete function when inserting words using the virtual keyboard
  • Interactive games for practicing and enhancing vocabulary using reviewed words list (History) or entire dictionary list
  • Right/Left handed multi-directional scanning support
  • Auto shut-off

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