Saturday, 21 February 2015
The brilliant Six book challenge has come round again!
Some of my students are reluctant readers but are willing to have a go at reading on their Ipad or Android devices.
My challenge has been to find suitable ebooks.
My college doesn't have an E book service but most UK libraries now do offer free ebooks.
You will always need your library card and a pin ,so you will have to start with a visit to the library.
Some libraries use the over drive app
Devon and many more
West Sussex library
West Sussex has its own FREE service for ebooks
You will need a library card and a pin available from the library
Choose your book and download onto Ipad,computer or android.
For the Ipad follow instructions to download a Blue Fire reader or similar
West Sussex also has FREE emagazines
Access via West Sussex library website
follow instructions to download a Zinio app
West Sussex library also has a Free audio books through oneclick digital
There are lots of other places to find ebooks.The tricky bit is finding titles suitable for young adult beginner or intermediate readers
I have pinned some possible title on a Pinterest board
Follow Judy's board Reading on the Ipad on Pinterest.
Other places for Ebooks (to purchase)
Macmillan books have an ebooks store with some suitable Starter ebooks
Lots of SEN Press books are available as Apps for IPad with one free book to download : Keeping Money Safe
There is also a free PDF version of the book Matt gets Wise
Dark Man series E books
There are many reading apps which can be used to download books. I like the interactive features of Me apps books.
You can download a free Popeye comic (not for beginner readers) when you sign up to an account (Feb 2015).
I haven't found any titles to recommend yet...
Tar heel reader is also a good place to find free very short reading books.These can be downloaded.
A list of graded readers can be found at Dynamic learning (although not all age appropriate)
Posted by Vienna at 09:51