Lesson Plan

Reading Specialists

An app flow for future reading specialists
Kerri B.
Media specialist/librarian
NC State University College of Education
Raleigh, United States
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to find free and subscription-based online texts (ebooks, articles, etc.)

Students will find tools and resources online to select texts, organize texts for students, and stay in touch with parents.

Students will access various sites for text leveling and for leveled texts.

English Language Arts
Grades K – 12
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Finding eBooks

Students will log in to Biblionasium with the "Kids" sign in. They will use preset usernames and passwords:



Usernames 1-7

Students will then read as many books as possible for a 15 minute challenge. The books are selected to show the following resources:

Mackin Via

We Give Books



Student Instructions
  1. Go to Biblionasium
  2. Select "Members Sign In"
  3. Select "Kids Sign In" and use the provided username and passwords
  4. Select My Group to find your challenge - try to read as many of the group books as you can in 15 minutes. Note that each book can be found online.
  5. Directions to find each book are in the book reviews.
  6. Sites that will be used include TumbleBooks, Overdrive, We Give Books and Mackin Via.


2 What to do with these books?

Free, Paid

Students will explore resources and share information on Padlet

Student Instructions

Go to http://padlet.com/bplibrarian/readingresource

Select the assigned resource

Explore the resource

Add a sticky note to the Padlet wall by clicking below your resource and explaining the following:

  1. What is it?
  2. How might you use it as a reading specialist?
  3. How might a classroom teacher use it?

3 Leveled Texts

Free, Paid

Show the LiveBinder resources and the teacher view of Newsela - quizzes, levels, etc.

Student Instructions

Use the "Leveling Texts" section of this binder to explore some free resources for leveling texts or finding articles at multiple levels.


We will do a Newsela sample in class

4 Interactive eReaders - Supplementing Reading

Walk students through Curriculet.

Student Instructions

Go to the following website:


Or go to http://www.curriculet.com and sign up. Then use this Enrollment Token to join our class: STQ9