Reading Instruction Students need to have a large variety of level-appropriate reading materials. Fluency increases reading volume and reading volume increases reading proficiency. Instruction that highlights strategy development can significantly improve reading comprehension. Students need time to master literacy strategies. Richard AllingtonThese reading strategies can be accomplished usingebooks in the classroom.
Definition of Ebookse-book [ee-book] noun 1. a portable electronic device used to download and read books or magazines that are in digital form. 2. a book in digital form.
Benefits of Ebooks Portability Interactivity Font Size Sound Capabilities Bookmarking Capabilities Forms Videoclips Versatility
Potential Problems with Ebooks Lack of student access Lack of standardization Different features on various ereaders Funds for ebooks for all students Increase student screen time
How to Use Ebooks Audio Book Author Study Podcast Class Play Diagram a Sentence Digital Big Book Digital Storybook Center Digital Reading List eBook Mapping (Geography) Foreign Languages Home-School InteractionFor more information on how to use the ideas in your classroom, clickHERE:
How to Use Ebooks cont. Illustrated books Inaugural Addresses Local Translation One Chapter Preview Personalized eBook Presentation Through eBook Reading assessment Reading Corner Readers Theater Research Center Student Work/Publication Upper/Lower Grades Stories SharingFor more information on how to use the ideas in your classroom, clickHERE:
TumbleBooksTumbleBookLibrary is an online collection ofTumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books whichteach kids the joy of reading in a format theyll love.TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound,music and narration to existing picture books in orderto produce an electronic picture book which you canread, or have read to you.
References Cavanaugh. D. (2006). Classroom/lesson ideas for using eBooks. Retrieved from http://drscavanaugh.org/ebooks/classroomapplications.htm Dietzel. G. (2002). The benefits of eBooks: Learning with an attitude! Retrieved from http://teachers.net/gazette/MAY02/dietzel.html e-book. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved February 18, 2012, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/e-book TumbleBookLibrary. (n.d.). About the tumblebooklibrary. Retrieved from http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/about_tumblebooks.asp Wees, D. (2011). Some problems with ebooks in schools. Retrieved from http://davidwees.com/content/some- problems-ebooks-schools Witherell, N. (2001). Book review: What really matters for struggling readers: Designing research-based programs by Richard Allington. Retrieved from http://www.readingonline.org/articles/art_index.asp?HREF=/articles/reviews/whatmatters/index.html