Scholastic has announced the release of BookFlix, pairing classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction e-books from the libraries of Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning among early readers in grades pre-K-3. Children can watch their favorite books come to life on screen, then turn the electronic pages of an e-book to discover real-world facts and satisfy their curiosity about the world around them.
Developed for use in the classroom, school library, or public library and through them for families at home, Scholastic BookFlix offers 80 fiction-nonfiction pairs, of which 20 are available in Spanish. Pairings include: Goodnight Gorilla with Who Works at the Zoo?; The Snowy Day with Snowy Weather Days; and T is for Terrible with Dinosaur Teeth. With additional pairings set for release in the future, BookFlix will continue to provide fresh content to early readers.
Designed to provide a constant interactive experience for young users, the features of BookFlix include:
§ A “read-along” option so children can hear both the fiction and nonfiction texts read aloud and follow along as each word is highlighted on the screen;
§ Narrated text and definitions of key vocabulary words to support beginning and reluctant readers, as well as English Language Learners;
§ Educational games and activities that encourage children to show what they have learned and to reinforce early reading skills like fluency, vocabulary development, and reading comprehension;
§ Biographies and interviews that introduce young readers to their favorite authors
Editorially-selected Web links to encourage children to further explore topics that pique their interest.
Available by subscription to public and school libraries, BookFlix is accessible with a password from any Internet-ready computer.
For more information, visit www.scholastic.com/bookflix.
Source: Scholastic, www.scholastic.com