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Education myON

What’s going on with myON in our community?
 

myON is the world’s largest interactive digital library with over 8,000 books. United Way brought myOn to seven schools and it was so successful Brevard Public Schools expanded the program to nearly all Title 1 schools. In Brevard there are over 20,000 students who have read more than 200,000 digital books. This past summer, through partnership with Capstone, all elementary school students in Brevard had access to thousands of e-books on myON.com. Students could go to myON.com and enter their school and use their 7 digit student id number as the username and password! (United Way also produced magnets for student reminding them of how to access myON.) 


Why students like myON
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myON knows kids individually — age, interests, reading level, books they’ve read, and suggests other books they might like, at their reading level.

Kids have 24/7 unlimited, anytime, anywhere access, available on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.

Students have access to thousands of books from over 26 publishers—70% nonfiction and over 10% Spanish.

 

 

 

 

Lexile Framework for Reading  - Real-time data for teachers and students


Three key assessments are embedded to easily track, measure and forecast student reading growth:
•Placement exam measures initial reading ability 
•Optional end-of-book quizzes assist with comprehension, inference skills, and higher-order thinking skills
•Benchmark tests assess reading growth. Through these assessments, reports illustrate reading level, time each student spends reading, quiz results and benchmark scores. Students can track their reading growth through a trajectory report and educators can compare students to the class and district goals.

 


 

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Best Selling Author James Patterson and myON look to Increase Student Engagement and Summer Reading


James Patterson is offering special access to his new book, Treasure Hunters, to all students using myON. The unprecedented partnership between the two literacy advocates looks to increase student engagement and reading over the summer break and beyond.

Patterson, creator of readkiddoread.com, is a long-standing supporter of children’s literacy and the importance of reading in a child’s development.  The first in a new series of books, Treasure Hunters, tells the adventures of the Kidd family as they embark on a quest for treasure. The exciting adventure series is jam-packed with action, humor and heart and is recommended for students in grades 3-7.

To further encourage students to read, Patterson filmed a public service announcement, will be featured on Education Talk Radio for a 30-minute segment and will partner with myON in inviting students, teachers and parents to participate in myON’s first national book talk on September 15th. If the readers have questions for the author, they can submit them in the “Write a Review” section after finishing the book. Some of those questions will be shared during the national book talk.

“We are thrilled that our more than 4M readers will now have access to books from James Patterson; it is our highest priority to provide each of them with books that not only challenge but entertain them as well,” said Todd Brekhus, President of myON. “We are honored to partner with Patterson to encourage students and families to read together over the summer.”