Provides Support for Rigorous Reading Instruction in a Small Group Setting

App of the Week

12-word description of app/product:

BookNook provides support for rigorous reading instruction in a small group setting

Formats:

Website, app for chromebooks and Android or iOS devices

Website:

https://www.booknooklearning.com

What does it help with?

Literacy

What grade and age range?

 K-5

Is this core/supplemental/special needs/extracurricular/professional development or what?

Supplemental

What subject, topic, what standards is it mapped to?

Literacy State standards, Fountas & Pinnell Leveling

What lesson time does it use?

30 minutes

What is the pricing model?

Custom per school, but total school access for a 10-month school year is $6,000 + setup fee.

Are there services around it?

Yes

What makes _______ unique?

Our emphasis on 1:1 and small group reading (while still allowing for large group settings) and the ability for any volunteer or near peer to help struggling readers.

A description of the characteristics--how is it designed for user interface, user experience? What instructional design principles are at work here?

Designed with engaging games, and rigorous curriculum, this is an easy-to-use, interactive application that guides the students and tutors through the 5 components of literacy as needed.

 

Teacher reviews:

Sara Shenkan-Rich, Principal, Woodrow Wilson Elementary School

I feel so lucky to have partnered with BookNook. They do whatever it takes to raise student achievement and get kids excited about reading. Their approach is amazingly flexible and easy to implement so we can have structured one-on-one instruction taking place anywhere and everywhere at our school!

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Christine Hatcher, Principal, Riverside Elementary School

After just a few months using BookNook, nearly all of our students are showing major gains in their benchmark reading levels. Students are more confident when they pick up a book and are have a renewed love of reading that is a delight to see!