We don't just want to help young people learn to read. We want to make them lifelong readers, and the best way to do that is by sharing the joy of reading.
That's why our library includes Caldecott winning titles such as Ezra Jack Keats' The Snowy Day, Taro Yashima's Crow Boy and Allen Say's Grandfather's Journey alongside classics like Jannell Cannon's Stellaluna and William Steig's Pete's a Pizza.
Donald Crews, Mary Ann Hoberman, Cynthia Rylant, Amy Hest, Martin Waddell and Grace Lin are just some of the many celebrated authors who have books in our library.
Each book includes original and unique music and effects composed by Robby Merkin, the former music director of Sesame Street, as well as narration by over thirty professional actors. Reading to a child is an essential element in the process of learning to read.
The variety of voices is very helpful to ELL students.
I Can Read It Mode is designed to help emergent readers transition into independent readers. There is no music or narration, so children can read books on their own. If a child cannot read a word, he or she can click it to hear it aloud.
This creates a non-judgmental environment in which early readers can get the help they need without drawing attention to themselves.
My Word List is designed to improve reading fluency. The words developing readers click on in the I Can Read It mode are added to My Word List. Students that have logged on individually can go to this list any time to sound out and hear the words they've clicked. When they've mastered a word, they can move it to their learned words list.
For readers who have not individually logged on, the My Words badge appears at the end of the book they have been reading.
Improved vocabulary leads to better comprehension and can help readers become more fluent.
Challenging words in our books are included in our Vocabulary feature, which developing readers can use to read and hear definitions as well as examples of these words in the context of the story.
If an individually logged-in user has started a book but not completed it, the next time that book is chosen there will be a bookmark icon in the upper right of the screen displaying the cover of the book. Clicking on the bookmark icon will bring the reader to where they last left off.
If the reader wishes to start the book from the beginning, click on the appropriate icon for the reading mode desired.
To help foster phonic awareness in young readers, we've added a new feature, Build a Word, to One More Story. Students can choose from a host of common letter groupings, then add a letter in front of the grouping to create words. Correct words created can be clicked on to be heard.
Only available with school and classroom subscriptions, The Listening Game is a comprehension assessment tool. Teachers can choose to have multiple choice questions that test basic comprehension appear interspersed in or at the end of books. While students do not receive feedback on their responses, teachers can review the results in the Teachers' Place.
This feature mirrors the way a teacher might pause as he or she reads a book to ask a question about what's happened in the story, and then scan the room for unsure faces.
Only available with school and classroom subscriptions, Icon-Based Login uses icons rather than text to allow students who are not yet confident readers to log into their accounts on their own. Now, even the youngest students can log in to One More Story effortlessly.