Digital Textbooks, Reading and Supplementary Materials

Please find links to both Kurzweil (KES) text, Adobe (PDF) text and audio books (MP3) below.

These files can be accessed via tablet technology (i.e. iPad, Android), personal computers (i.e. Desktop, Laptop), and Chromebooks.

Note: On a computer (PC) or Chromebook, students must use the Google Chrome browser (free download) and be logged into their GNSPES in order to view files. On a tablet, students will need the Google Drive app (free download) and be logged in using their GNSPES account. Their individual username and password may be obtained from the school, usually the classroom teacher.
Grade Level Program/Language
Grade 3 English French
Grade 4 English French
Grade 5 English French
Grade 6 English French
Grade 7 English French
Grade 8 English French

There are several options for viewing the above files. Please refer to the chart below and the Technology Help! webpage, if needed. Suggestions for help videos may be sent to lori.richard@srce.ca

PC or Chromebook
PDF Files* KES Files MP3 Files

These extensions allow text to be read aloud:

- Read&Write for Chrome or the Texthelp PDF Reader extension

- TTSReaderX In-Page Text to Speech extension for Chrome

Kurzweil 3000 files can be accessed two ways:

- Read&Write for Chrome Legacy extension

- obtain a username and password for Kurzweil 3000 from the school (Lori Richard)

Double-click on the file.

- It will play within your browser.

- If possible, get the book from the teacher or public library and follow along.

iPad or Tablet
PDF Files* KES Files MP3 Files

These apps and/or features allow text to be read aloud:

- Claro (both French and English voices)

- Adobe, using Speak Selection or Voice Over (enable in settings)

Kurzweil 3000 files can be accessed only through the app:

- Kuzweil 3000 Firefly

Double-click on the file.

- It will play within your browser.

- If possible, get the book from the teacher or public library and follow along.

*There are many programs that open PDF files, most notably Adobe Acrobat Reader, but not all allow the text to be read aloud. The list above is not an extensive one, but rather a list of our preferred choices for the text-to-speech option.