Books! We love them! We always leave the library with BAGS full of stories, handfuls of non-fiction texts, graphic novels, readers, and audiobooks. My kids can almost always count on a spontaneous purchase at the bookstore. That is why I was so pleased for the opportunity to review some of Weigl Publisher‘s multi-media digital books.
The Cowpoke Who Swallowed An Ant
A Lion’s World
A Lion’s World and other similar titles from Weigl Publishers also act as readers for those emergent readers. In the back is a list of sight words and contents words and where they are used in the story, so you can prepare your student to be successful.
Glaciers: Earth’s Water
The student can read the text for have it read to him (in a computer-generated voice).
Some slides have videos embedded right in the page to help solidify understanding with visuals and application. One video we watched followed an arctic explorer as he pointed out parts of on a real glacier.
Additional activities such as fill-in-the-blank worksheets, writing letters, and using charts help students apply information.
Weblinks take the student directly to a to help expand their knowledge on a presented topic. For example, one weblink took us to a scientific site that provided more information on polar bears.
Some slides have embedded slideshows that provides a photo gallery on the current topic. One slideshow in Glaciers: Earth’s Water showed pictures of different glaciers.
This features allows some information to be slowly added to a chart or graph. It is especially helpful on a timeline where you want to highlight the progression of time.
These links show a live picture of the map. We were able to see different glaciers on the map.
When you are finished reading and studying, the student can take a quiz to test their comprehension.
At the end of the slides, a list of key words and their definitions as well as the index can be found.
With all the features that are included right in this product, both students and teachers can use this as a comprehensive resource for these non-fiction unit studies.
See a complete list of available topics here.
The multi-media approach appeals to multiple senses and increases engagement.
Skip the search engine. You don’t have to worry about your student accidentally coming across inappropriate sites and pictures when searching the internet because the embedded links lead to safe sites.
Allow even your young student to learn how to work and research by themselves with these age-appropriate digital books.
Have you tried any of these amazing, digital books from Weigl Publishers? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
Till Next Time,