According to NAEP data, reading scores for students in more than half of U.S. are lower than they’ve been in a decade. As schools look to course correct, they might first want to start with access. How many students have books in school and at home? How many students have books in the formats most accessible for them, whether it’s print, an ebook or an audiobook?
That’s why 61,000 schools worldwide are using the Sora reading app to build a custom collection of ebooks and audiobooks, choosing from our industry-best catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, comics and magazines. Because giving students the ability to read — no matter where they are — is just the first step to lifelong literacy success.
Strategies for Literacy Success
Research shows the correlation between more exposure to books and higher academic achievement. Download our infographic to discover how a digital reading strategy can bridge gaps and prevent your students from falling behind the curve.
Are you looking for ways to incorporate digital books into your school, but you’re not sure where to begin? Join Rae Ciciora (Boulder Valley School District, CO) and Angela Arnold (OverDrive Education) for insights into where K-12 educators just like you seek guidance for digital books. Plus, learn tips for incorporating them into the classroom and find out how to avoid common pitfalls.
What do you think of when you hear the phrase “class set”? Probably not a phone, or a Chromebook. But in districts like Franklin County Schools (NC), digital has revolutionized how essential texts are delivered to students, creating more diverse classrooms that meet the needs of more readers.
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