Teacher Review For Epic! - Unlimited Books for Kids

Amazing site offers FREE quality digital books to classrooms!

Danelle B.
Technology coordinator
Traverse City Area Public Schools
Traverse City, MI
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Teachers can set up their own class within Epic. Each student can then take a survey about their interests and what they like to read about. Epic will then offer an entire online library of quality books right within that student's passion/interests. Some of these books are even "Read to Me" to help support low learners. Teachers can then see the student's reading life within the Epic dashboard. We can see how long a student spends with the text, what they are reading, etc. Teachers can just use Epic to expand their classroom library for free (which is great for our shrinking classroom budgets), or they can use Epic when they assign nonfiction subject reports. Kids love it! Parents love it! Teachers love it!
My Take
It's a must have for the elementary classroom. What teacher doesn't want to build their classroom library for free? I am pretty particular, and I have zero critiques.