Tuesday Tech Talk

Reading Resources

EPIC! (Grades Pre-K-8)

You need to know about EPIC! - Books for Kids. This new eBook app for iOS devices is free for teachers. It includes more than 1,000 books, many of which are by well-known authors or from major publishers. You can choose books by genre and age (ages 2-12), then read the books online or offline.

Visit https://www.getepic.com/educators/ to sign up. Then, download the app, and get started reading with students.

Curriculet (Grades 3-12)

Curriculet is an easy-to-navigate ereading platform with a built-in loaning library. Search through pre-made Curriculets, online texts that contain a variety of assessment items and annotations within texts. You'll find a range of free classics from Shakespeare to Mark Twain. Many of the contemporary titles have a small rental fee. Teachers can also upload their own texts to the library in a variety of formats, including PDFs, Word documents, Google Docs, or websites and create their own Curriculets.

Check it out at https://www.curriculet.com.

ReadWorks (Grades K-8)

This is an older site, but if you haven't tried it, check it out today. ReadWorks is a free online platform with resources targeted at reading instruction, including high-quality texts, lesson plans, and assessments. Think of it as part teacher's guide and part resource library. Resources are divided into the following categories: Novel Study Units, Comprehension Units, Skill & Strategy Units, and Reading Passages.

Sign up, and start accessing the resources at http://www.readworks.org/.