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Crack The Books™ is an multiple award-winning, state of the art, interactive book series for upper elementary students. Developed in collaboration with top universities, scientists, educators and specialists, Crack The Books™ is the ﬁrst standard based, core curriculum aligned digital book series that includes both interactive enhancements and universal design accessibility features. Designed for all students, from children with special needs to students who are academically gifted, Crack The Books™ gives educators a powerful new teaching tool to help students of all academic skill levels meet state standards for reading comprehension.
Crack The Books™ are the ﬁrst interactive books that can be adjusted for reading level. Students can experience all of the content presented to their classmates, while reading at a level that is appropriate to their ability. Targeting 3rd to 5th grade science and social studies core curriculum concepts, our iBooks allow for reading level adjustment from 1st grade to 8th grade, making it possible for all students in a classroom to access the same curriculum content regardless of their reading ability.
Crack The Books™ will cover a variety of topics, including earth habitats, geography, weather, physics, human body, US government, explorers, US history, US states and the solar system.
Designed to foster reading comprehension and student engagement, Crack The Books™ science books are written in a conversational and whimsical style. They feature hundreds of supportive audio and visual elements including beautiful high definition photographs, integrated video footage, fun facts, custom animations and images, and interactive charts, tables and globes. There are comprehension supports built into the text, with pop up definitions for associated new vocabulary. Users can make adjustments for print size and customize voice over options within the app to accommodate students with disabilities or other limitations. All these multi-sensory features and adaptations lead to a richer understanding of the curriculum, and enable regular ed, special needs and gifted students alike to experience the subject matter as it connects to the real world.Crack The Books™ textbooks include built in comprehension questions, as well as summative tests and other interactive assessments to help teachers efficiently monitor students’ mastery of the concepts and their developing reading comprehension skills. These assessments will help educators track progress for each student. Since these assessments are graded within the app, educators will enjoy a significant time savings, as much of this critical assessment data is automatically collected for them.
Science Book Features:
- Adjustable reading levels from 1st to 8th grade
- Designed to National Academy of Sciences standards
- Aligns to core curriculum standards
- Supports 2nd – 6th grade curriculum
- Visual supports for comprehension
- Hundreds of high resolution images
- Videos and custom animations
- Interactive globes, charts and activities
- Interactive vocabulary definitions and glossaries
- 30 individual chapter quizzes, 5 final tests
- Built in test grading
- Study guides and chapter previews
- Universal design elements
- Integrated voice over features
- Adjustable print size
- Bookmarks for multiple students
- Dropbox integration
Our ﬁrst books covering earth’s habitats will be available in September 2013. Look for more titles covering physical and social sciences in early 2014.
One Book. Five Reading Levels. Infinite Possibilities.