Using Text-to-Speech

Junior Scholastic offers an audio Text-to-Speech tool to assist students in their reading. When a user activates Text-to-Speech, an automated voice reads the article aloud. Each word is highlighted as it is read, and students can control the speed of the reading.

Where to Find Text-to-Speech

Select an article that you want to read. Once you’ve opened an article, click the “Text-to-Speech” icon in the toolbar on the left, and the text will be highlighted as it’s read aloud.

junior scholastic article page with an arrow pointing to the text to speech button

How to Use Text-to-Speech

The Text-to-Speech controls at the bottom of the screen have three functions:

  • Play/Pause: You may play or pause the audio as the text is read aloud.
  • Stop: You may stop the audio at any time.
  • Reading Speed: You may toggle between normal and slow reading speeds.

*Note: You can also click on any word in the article to start Text-to-Speech from that point.