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ESSENTIALS
COURSE ACTIVITY GUIDE
Enriching Literacy With
the n2y Library
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Overview
This module shows you how books in the n2y Library can extend
and support the monthly topics in Unique Learning System (ULS)
or align with subject content in general education classes.
Learning Objectives
After you've completed this module, you should be able to:
Define the purpose of the Leveled Books Document
Explain the benefits of using the print and iDoc book formats
Describe how the Leveled Books Document supports reading instruction
Standard III: Diversity
Standard VI: Communication
Standard IX: Learning Environment
Standard X: Instructional Resources
ISTE (International Society for
Technology in Education) Standards
Leader
Facilitator
Standards for Professional Learning
(Learning Forward)
Teaching Standards
National Board for Professional
Teaching Standards (Exceptional Needs Standards)
Learning Designs
Resources
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Follow-Along Guide
1. Books in the __________________ support student participation in many settings, from _________________
quiet reading experiences, to inclusive _______________ settings.
2. The continuously expanding n2y Library offers a searchable database of more than ________
professionally created ______________ books.
3. ____________________ _________________________ accompany the leveled books with ____________________
specific to the text.
4. All books in the n2y Library are available in both _____________ and ____________ formats to maximize
___________________ and acknowledge reader ______________________.
5. Every__________ book offers interactive _____________-_______-_____________ and _________________ -___________
-____________________________ as ways to involve readers in dynamic literacy experiences.
6. The ___________ format offers ______________, tangible reading experiences while teaching early
_______________ of_____________ such as orientation, title, author, beginning, ending and more.
7. Give each student the _____________________ __________________ Assessment Benchmark, located in
____________, to identify his or her ________________________ and _______________________ reading levels.
8. The n2y Library book levels align with the ___________________ and ______________________ framework.
9. The _____________ ______ _______ _________ text support on this page provides _____________________ about
the n2y Library and gives ______________ for using the_______________ and _________________.
10. Titles are arranged _____________________________ with numbered titles appearing ______________ on the
list.
11. Reading the _________________ level of the story allows all students to hear the ___________________,
experience the _____________________, and engage in ________________________ or ___________________
activities related to the book.
12. The n2y Library provides opportunities to _____________ new subjects, sample different _____________
_____________________, and participate in different ________________ experiences.
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Activity 1
ACTION ITEM!
Review the Leveled Books Document. In your activity guide, explain how you can use this
document to support parents in choosing books at home for self-selected and shared reading
opportunities.
Activity 2
In your activity guide, write down the title for a book about first ladies from the Book Series category.
Take a moment to explore the n2y Library’s categories.
Look at the Life Lessons category. In your activity guide, record the title for a book about jobs.
Search for books on a specific topic that you are highlighting in your classroom, grade level, or
school. Write down a book on the topic you choose.
Then, filter by reading level and note a book at a specific reading level on a topic that may interest
one of your students.
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Activity 3
In your activity guide, list three ways using the n2y Library books online will support student
engagement and improve efficiency in the classroom.
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3.
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Self Evaluation Checklist
I can define the purpose of the Leveled Books Document.
I can explain the benefits of using the iDoc and PDF formats of the books.
I can describe how the Leveled Books Document supports reading instruction.
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Vocabulary
Course contains a prescribed number of modules to provide detailed instruction to support mastery of a
larger topic.
Fountas and Pinell system of reading levels developed by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, classifying text
according to various parameters such as: word count, number of different words, number of high-frequency
words, sentence length, sentence complexity, word repetitions, illustration support, etc.
Help on the Spot provides a quick tutorial on specific objectives, located throughout the entire website.
Interactive Document (iDoc) the online format that supports Unique Learning System®, News-2-You® and
SymbolStix PRIME ; accessible on a variety of platforms; customizable to support the variety of skill levels
and accessibility needs for students with disabilities
Leveled Books Document part of Unique Learning System that illustrates the correlation of the ULS reading
level with Reading A-Z, Guided Reading, DRA, Reading Recovery, as well as defines our criteria for each
reading level
Module an organized collection of content presented together to address a specific learning objective
supporting the overall concepts from the course. Each module links to specific teaching standards, learning
objectives and opportunities for the learner to engage with the content. An assessment of what is learned is
included with each module.
n2y Library searchable database containing over 1,000 leveled books on a variety of topics available as a an
iDoc offering text-to-speech capabilities, or as a printable PDF; each book includes a communication board to
aide in comprehension and communication
Reading Level Assessment Benchmark modified fluency passages for students with Level 2 or 3 supports
scored for accuracy and comprehension; providing an interpretation of a student's reading level as
Instructional, Frustration and Independent; part of Reading assessments
Supplemental Reading Lists a rich and thoughtful guide identifying additional reading materials related to
each monthly unit, enabling you to build a monthly collection of books to encourage self-selected reading
and provide exposure to monthly theme related topics
Text-to-Speech converts words from a computer document (e.g. word processor document, web page) into
audible speech spoken through the computer speaker; differs from screen reader technology because it
doesn't read any system information or alternative text descriptions
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