Online Reading

Something for every reader: Intermediate, Hi-Low, ESL, FSL, Reluctant Readers, Supplemental Texts, Word work, Vocabulary building, Creative writing ideas.

Access via Your School Library.
(Catalog Tab  --> Visual Tab)
We've put all our subscription databases under the Visual Tab inside your school library catalog. You can view a list of all the libraries by clicking here.

(Middle school - 40 English, 8 French)
Can be viewed on a variety of devices: iPod, iPad, iPhone, laptop, desktop. (See your TL for the school ID and password)
(Note: teacher resources <here>.)

2. Tumblebooks (via LearnNowBC)
Students can also access via their public library site, using their library card number. Picture books, easy chapter books, classics, graphic novels, teen fiction. Some of the titles have read-along audio included. (Since we connect via LearnNowBC, no password is required for these resources.)

3. EBSCO Magazines (list of selected titles)
(PDF Full-text articles - you can also click here to view some clickable covers.)
Hundreds of full-text magazines available to you and your students for free! Many articles can be machine-translated into a number of languages, and can be machine-read to support text-challenged students. 


Some other sources to access:

Follett eBooks
(eLibrary on Destiny, search for eBooks in the eLibrary catalog.)
(rotating catalog of digital books to read online)

Public domain books - Open Library
Some current events to access digitally

24hour / 24heures papers
View this popular daily paper in digital format. Available in French and English. Crosswords, horoscope, national and regional news, entertainment, sports. Very popular with kids.

an open source "Smartboard-like" interface if you want to use a graphic tablet as a pointing device.