Posted on September 1, 2016 at 4:32 PM by Lianne Flax
Total Boox has been slowly adding ebooks from Oxford
University Press that have an embedded audiobook, and there are now enough
titles to show off. Created by Oxford University Press, these are
intended for English language learners, would be good for any literacy student
(given that a title is age appropriate). I don’t have to tell you
that listening while reading works best for some learners.
So far, a good portion of these are abridged classics. We
made a special shelf to highlight these new materials and described them on our
patron blog ( see post here) but here’s supplementary notes for you:
- Book Activities: a section of reading
comprehension questions are at the end of the book. You could use these
to create your own worksheet, or simply have the student complete the questions
for a particular section in their notebook.
- Levels: each book’s cover shows a level number
on the cover (and in the book record’s summary). You may wish to look at
one book in each level and check the reading comprehension questions if working
with students that have a variety of reading levels.
Boox promo page–welcome fliers, suggested newsletter blurb, and short
videos on creating & sharing your own shelves.
Remember, Total Boox is only available for mobile devices
BUT there are unlimited copies of each title and the checkouts never expire.
For instructions on setting up the apps, see http://kslib.info/tbx