Digital reading platform for students in grades K-12
High-interest literature is critical to sparking a student’s love for reading, especially in the formative years. With Big Universe, you can access thousands of leveled eBooks and balanced literacy tools through our affordable, supplemental platform, which is available 24/7 on any device. What’s more, research* shows students who used Big Universe demonstrated greater improvement in reading skills than students who did not use it.
- 13,000+ leveled eBooks ADD 1,500+ in Spanish
Quality nonfiction and fiction leveled eBooks to support K-12 cross-curricular teaching and differentiated instruction. Wide variety, including Spanish, nonfictionfiction pairs, and Hi-Lo. 66 percent of texts are for grades K-5; 22 percent are for grades 6-8; and 12 percent are for grades 9-12.
- Balanced literacy tools
Engaging reading practice opportunities, such as read aloud, guided reading, shared reading, interactive writing, shared writing, writing workshops, and reading workshops. Integrated tools include embedded assessments with instant results, a student recommendation engine, and analytics to demonstrate reading growth.
- Ability to accessthe platform 24/7 from anywhere on any device
Responsive desing adapts to all sizes from smartphones to tablets, laptops, and whiteboards.
- Additional features to engage readers
Personal bookshelves for students to save and share their favorite eBooks. Powerful search functions to help teachers identify eBooks by genre, grade level, Lexile, and other filters. Built-in lesson plans atiached to individual books. Robust management tools for importing SIS data, reporting, content filtering, and other functions.
According to a 2014 study conducted by independent research firm SEG Measurement*, fourth grade students who used Big Universe over a six-month period showed greater improvement in reading skills than comparable students who did not use the platform.