Reading and writing tools foster deep connections to the text
Our literacy tools support the development of reading and writing skills in learners and provide educators with an opportunity to model, review and evaluate learning activities. Reading and writing tasks can be assigned by teachers to individuals and groups. Educators can view student activity online to quickly identify learners who need assistance and communicate directly with them -- all within the myON environment.
Click on the images at right for a closer look at some of our tools.
Close/Active Reading Tools
Because learners have their own copies of any digital book within the myON environment, they are able to interact with them in ways that would not be permitted, or even possible, with shared physical texts or e-book subscriptions. When they are in the book reader, they can access the following tools to support their reading and understanding of the text.
Practice reading skills while responding to and interacting with the text, and easily show evidence in the digital text.
Identify important concepts in photos and illustrations throughout the book.
Make notes while reading, document theories and ask questions; and can be attached to highlighted text.
Create on-page shapes that can be repositioned, resized, change their color, and be removed.
Create long text notes within the book reader that then can be accessed within the user’s Account Journal.
Teach formats and help reduce plagiarism by showing the importance of citing sources.
Our writing tools make it possible for students to respond to the text, and complete projects that have been created and assigned by their teachers, right from their dashboards.
- Essay Writer – helps students build upon authentic literature and targeted reading practice by allowing them to respond to the text and monitor their work, down to word count for their entries (includes the Reading Journal)
- Checklist – educators can set a checklist to show students how their work will be evaluated
- Peer Reviews – optional setting within the student essay section allows students to see and comment on each other’s work
NEW Graphic Organizers
Help readers create a mental picture of the information in a text and can be used for a variety of purposes, enabling students to organize their thoughts before writing, during writing and after writing as part of a checklist. Twelve (12) Graphic Organizers have just been added to our collection of Writing Tools:
- Cause and Effect Diagram
- Character Map
- Event Timeline
- Knowledge Map (Semantic Map)
- KWL Chart
- KWL-S Chart
- Main Idea and Details
- Make a Prediction
- The Five W’s
- Think, Pair and Share
- Venn Diagram
- Word Meaning