This week in technology class, the kindergarten students enjoyed reading a collection of Thanksgiving/Fall eBooks that I put together on the Epic app. Students were able to choose the books that they wanted to read. Many of the eBooks included audio narration which worked perfectly for emerging readers. Students listened while following the text on the page.
Epic has a vast collection of fiction and nonfiction books for kids appropriate for ages PreK through 6th grade. It contains audio books, picture books, chapter books, and even videos. Some books include quizzes at the end. There is something for every student interest level and students can immediately read the books – no trip to the library required!
Epic allows teachers to create an account for use within their classroom for unlimited books for FREE! I like that I can create collections for students on a topic or for a certain reading level. You can even set up collections for individual students which is a great way to meet specific learning needs. Students can also search for their own books based on their interests.
Parents can get a monthly subscription to Epic. You get a free 30 day trial, and then the current price is $5.99 (a 25% discount), which is much less than the cost of one eBook purchase. SCS parents, if you use this code to connect to our account, we will receive points that we can use towards rewards for our classroom. You can read the books on an iPad, Android, or computer.
SCS Epic Code: DYR-4572