Close/active reading tools
Within the book reader, students can access the following tools:
Students can practice reading skills while responding to and interacting with the text, and easily show evidence in the digital text.
Students can create on-page shapes and reposition, resize, change the color or remove them.
Drawing Tool (Brush)
Students can identify important concepts in photos and illustrations throughout the book.
Journal / Notebook
Students can create long text notes within the book reader that can be accessed within their account journal, and used to complete teacher-assigned writing projects.
Students can annotate and add symbols while reading to mark passages, document theories, ask questions, remember connections or respond to the text. Sticky notes can be attached to highlighted text.
Students can learn the importance of citing sources and proper formatting, helping avoid plagiarism.
- Essay Writer – Helps students build upon authentic literature and targeted reading practice by allowing them to respond to the text and monitor their work, down to word count for their entries.
- Peer Reviews – This optional setting within the student essay section allows students to see and comment on each other’s work.
- 12 Graphic Organizers – Help readers create a mental picture of the information in a text and can be used for a variety of purposes, including enabling students to organize their thoughts before, during and after writing.
All information in a student’s Journal, including text and citations from books they have read along with their own notes, is available when they access the Graphic Organizers and Essay Writer within teacher-assigned projects. Students can easily copy and paste content from their Journals to complete assignments.