Friday, December 18, 2015

eBooks in Reading Class

3rd grade students in Mrs. Clark's class are taking part in a "Navigating Nonfiction" reading unit. Students were assigned to interest groups and read both print and digital nonfiction books. Mrs. Potter went into the classroom and showed the students how to access eBooks on the iPads. Students read eBooks from the Epic books app and on the TrueFlix site. One of the many benefits of reading eBooks is that multiple students can read the same book at the same time. Because the iPads are a tool always available to students, the eBooks are always accessible. With eBooks students who have difficulty accessing complex texts often use the read-to-me feature. Another advantage of eBooks is the variability in reading levels across the same topic. Built in glossaries provide definitions within the text.

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