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A quick intro to Subtext, including key features, what you can read, and how we align with the Common Core. For more info, please visit or follow us at @readwithsubtext.

A quick intro to Subtext, including key features, what you can read, and how we align with the Common Core. For more info, please visit or follow us at @readwithsubtext.

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  • 1. Welcome to SubtextCollaborative reading servicefor K12 classroomsTry it free at
  • 2. 01 Five Reasons to Try Subtext Collaborative Classroom Reading and writing. Subtext also makes it easy to Subtext is a free iPad app that allows layer in informational texts, web links, and classroom groups to exchange ideas in videos – right over the text. And don’t miss the pages of digital texts. You can also our professional development collections! layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes—creating opportunities to Student Insights & Response engage students and foster analysis and We know a lot happens between writing skills. assignment and assessment, and Subtext now surfaces this engagement. From a Tons of Quality Content student’s first page turn to their hundredth We offer one of the world’s largest annotation, we build an individualized collections of free and paid books via reading profile. As you gain an Google Books and Feedbooks. You can understanding of student engagement, you also add documents, import ePubs, and can personalize your teaching strategies save almost any Web article to Subtext for and tailor assignments and interactions. classroom reading. And don’t miss our Volume Purchasing program! Brings Your Tools Together Whether you want to grab your lesson materials from Google Docs, embed videos from YouTube, or import your groups from Edmodo, Subtext works with your existing tools to help you bring reading content, assignments, and supplementary materials together in one place. Supports the Common Core Subtext supports a natural progression from reading to analysis to writing. And because annotations are linked directly to the source text and transferable to Google Docs for easy access, there’s a built-in emphasis on close reading, critical thinking, Contact us at to set up training or get started with a free book.
  • 3. 02 Books & Beyond Our goal is that every time you open a text in class, you’re reading in Subtext. It might sound lofty, but we wholeheartedly believe in the power of collaborating over everything from great literature to mind-blowing math. We’ve only just begun, and we’re continually adding resources and functionality to give you greater access to more content. Here’s what you can read in Subtext today: Free Books Search for thousands of free books from Google Books and Feedbooks, all within Subtext. Premium Books Get free previews of premium ebooks available through Google Books. Let us help with Volume Purchase. Web Articles Clip and discuss web articles, blog posts or public domain content using ‘Save to Subtext’, available in the app or on the web. Any ePub (Word, PDF) Convert any doc to ePub and read with your class. Native PDF support is coming soon! Reading Lists Browse recommended book lists by grade level. Try Free, Common Core-aligned or Web content. Contact us at to set up training or get started with a free book.
  • 4. 03 We’re a Chapter Ahead Subtext was built from the ground up to support classroom reading, from essentials like getting everyone on the same page in class to unprecedented visibility into how your students read. No matter what type of iPads you have in your school — from a small cart to a big 1:1 program — Subtext makes it easier to find, distribute and discuss books and docs. Subtext is built for classrooms: Subtext iBooks Kindle Nook Large Book Catalog Utilities (Dictionary, Fonts) Offline Mode Volume Purchase Closed Class Groups Web & Video Embeds Student Reading Stats Text to Speech Available on Edmodo *Book catalog via Google Books & Feedbooks. Volume purchase via Google Books. Contact us at to set up training or get started with a free book.
  • 5. 04 Common Core Subtext is remarkably well-aligned with the Common Core Standards. When students read with Subtext, they are naturally encouraged to analyze what they read, articulate what they think and make connections between texts and the outside world. And of course, reading with Subtext integrates a whole host of 21st Century skills. How Subtext aligns to the Common Core: Requirement Subtext Solution Students should be reading • Book lists by grade level (including all ebooks on at higher lexile levels CCSSI text exemplar list) • Sample Common Core-aligned annotations Emphasis on close reading, • Notes and Tags highlight core concepts and link critical thinking & writing to text • Supports reading, analysis & writing loop • Access to lesson plans, sample annotations, assessments • Chapter-end writing prompts • Teacher community/knowledge sharing More non-fiction, mixed • Access to web & video content media, & informational texts • Opportunity for content bundling & crosslinking Contact us at to set up training or get started with a free book.