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Highlighted Resource: TumbleBooks

We frequently hear from teachers (and students!) how much they love our TumbleBooks and Tumble Readables digital resources, both are available through the ERS Portal. This month, we’re focusing on 
TumbleBooks
, one of our TK-6 resources!

TumbleBooks has many great features and a variety of content to support you and your students. Below are a few key features:

Story books - these are picture books that have been animated and professionally narrated. The text is highlighted so beginning readers can follow along.

Ebooks are full-length chapter books for grades 2-6, and Read-Alongs are narrated chapter books for grades 2-6 which also feature highlighted text if the reader wishes. The Non Fiction section features a wide selection of both Story Books and longer, more challenging Ebooks. There are also Graphic Novels, Math Stories, a Language Learning section, and even a collection of 190 videos from National Geographic!

TumbleBooks also includes Puzzles and Games to accompany books students have read. In addition, curated “Playlists” have been assembled that make it easy to search by popular topics, book length, language, books that have both a Spanish and English version, Story Time playlists, and much more! The possibility also exists to create your own personal “Playlist” by clicking on the term “Playlist” in the top Selection Bar and following the provided instructions. To find the Puzzles and Games, as well as curated “Playlists,” click on the colorfully labeled tabs.

Lastly, TumbleBooks is a resource that students can access from home and school on a variety of digital platforms. Simply provide your students with your school’s unique student login. If you do not know your school’s student login, please contact us at 
library@ersconnect.org or 651-3031.

If you have questions on how to navigate the great content in TumbleBooks, click on “How To Tumble” from the Selection Bar at the top of every page. You will find detailed instructions, FAQs and how-to videos. Of course, you can always contact us here at ERS for support and assistance. Happy Tumbling!



2017-18 ERS Library Supported Student Events


Reading Revolution is a fun reading competition designed to promote literacy and the joy of reading for students in grades 4-8, regardless of ability. The goal is for students to experience a variety of quality literature and nonfiction, while increasing reading comprehension and promoting collaboration and teamwork. Teams of four students read, discuss, and practice quizzing each other in preparation for the actual competition, during which students will answer questions in a variety of formats and with varying levels of difficulty.
              Click here for more information.






Young Authors' Faire offers budding writers in grades K-8 an opportunity to have their books read by others.  The books, written by students, are on display for the entire week, while visitors are invited to read and comment on them.

This event always has a great response from the community because of the hard work the students put into creating original stories and books.  An evening reception is held so that the public can meet the young authors and help them celebrate in their success.
             Click here for more information.

Visit our multimedia portals!

The ERS Portals are available wherever you (and your students) have Internet access... desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone; at school, at home or on the road!

       
          Teacher Portal              Teen Portal               Kids Portal


Kids Portal and Teen Portal Bookmarks Available

Maintain the classroom learning momentum by providing your students with unlimited access to a suite of valuable (and fun) online learning tools. Step 1 - download the Kids Portal (K-8) or Teen Portal (9-12) bookmarks below.  Step 2 - open the file in Adobe PDF to add your school's name and customized login.  Step 3 - print, cut, and send these bookmarks home with your students. 

Click on either image below to download bookmarks for the Kids and Teens Portals (Adobe PDF).


   



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