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  • 1. Children and Ebooks BY NATALIE TUTTLE
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Benefits of Ebooks Portability Interactivity Font Size Sound Capabilities Bookmarking Capabilities Forms Videoclips Versatility
  • 5. 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
  • 6. How can you use eBooks in the Classroom?
  • 7. 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:
  • 8. 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:
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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