myOn Reader (website) REVIEWS CONTINUE
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Interactive books have been around since the advent of the digital age. While improvements have been made over the years, myOn Reader, winner of the 16th Annual EDDIE Award for Upper Elementary Reading Website, is a clear standout.
With over 1,000 titles included, every genre is represented - fiction, children's classics, graphic novels, science, math, social studies, and even 'scary and gross.' Each title is highly engaging, professionally and entertainingly narrated, with high quality graphic illustrations. The student interface includes a short summary of the title, access to checking peer reviews, and an Info tab which shows the AR book level and Lexile rating. Students may choose to read the book, add it to their personal list, or find similar books. Each title includes a dictionary, index, highlighting options, a short quiz, and the opportunity to rate and review the book.
Teachers (and parents) will appreciate the rich, personalized literacy environment which is adaptable to single students, classroom, or school-wide settings. After an initial interest inventory and placement test, students, guided by both myOn Reader and a teacher, create their own reading profile. A recommended book list is automatically generated, including a plan for boosting skills. A dashboard displays reader progress, tracking how fast a student is reading, what has been read, and measuring comprehension level.
myOn Reader is an important literacy tool which makes reading fun - a critical component of student achievement. Kudos to Capstone Digital.