To get started with Literacy Pro, you will need to set up your students’ accounts on Scholastic Digital Manager.
Reading Levels: Do you primarily use Guided Reading Levels or Lexile measures in your classes? You’ll quickly indicate that here.
Grade Levels: Literacy Pro automatically shows your students books that are appropriate for their grade level(s). If you’d like your students to access books for additional grade levels, you can do that here.
Audio for Think More: Do you want students to hear Think More questions and answers read aloud? You can turn audio on for any student(s).
En Español: Literacy Pro includes 300 ebooks in Spanish. If you want to turn off this access for any student, you can do that here.
Do you have early readers? Literacy Pro offers Scholastic Reading Readiness to inform teachers about their early learners’ reading abilities.
Enter your students’ Guided Reading levels in Literacy Pro.
Enter your students’ Lexile measures in Literacy Pro. You will be able to assign your students the Scholastic Reading Measure. This adaptive assessment will generate Lexile measures that will automatically be entered in Literacy Pro.
#5: Teacher Picks
Recommend books directly to individual students or your whole class. Students will see the suggested title(s) in a collection called “Teacher Picks.” You can do this at any time.
To recommend a book, teachers can recommend a book by looking at the Book Card for the title. From the book card information, select Manage Recommendations, and then select the students to whom you’d like to recommend the book. Then select Apply.
- If the ebook you recommended is outside of the student’s grade-level range, they will have access to the book—unless you cancel the recommendation. (To cancel a recommendation, deselect the corresponding student.)
#6: Student Start-Up
Give your students the green light to dig in to Literacy Pro. They’ll then:
- Select an avatar.
- Complete an interest survey.
- Set their reading goals.
- Browse recommended collections of ebooks, based on students’ grade levels and the interests they selected.
#7: Students Read!
In Literacy Pro, students choose the books they’re going to read; they also choose the features they want to take part in, such as:
- Exploring books at their grade levels.
- Building My Books, their own customized shelves of books they’re reading— or want to read.
- Searching for ebook and paperback titles.
- Reading ebooks at school and at home.
- Recording their progress in paperback titles.
- Monitoring their reading against their personal goals.
- Viewing their personalized stats.
- Completing Think More end-of-book comprehension check-ins.
- Rating and reviewing books they’ve read.