Teacher Review For Big Universe Learning

Subscription site for elementary students to read and write books

Jacquelyn W.
Fox Hollow Elementary School (Aurora, CO)
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Student-driven work
Great with General
Low literacy
How I Use It
Teachers can use it to assign books to students that are appropriate for their level. Also, the bookmaking tool can be used by students to share not just narrative but also to create books about Social Studies and Science topics. The tool is simple enough that first graders can use it independently.
My Take
Big Universe is an online subscription service with online books. It also offers a simple book creation tool. I like that you can assign specific books to students and customize their bookshelf. Though the book creation tool has an outdated interface it is easy enough for even your youngest students to use. The service could be improved by offering more and higher quality books.