Heartland just purchased the BookFLIX online database from Scholastic, http://bkflix.grolier.com. There are links on BookFLIX to educator and promotional resources.
BookFLIX will engage primary students and reinforce core reading skills. It pairs fiction with nonfiction books, and classic Weston Woods videos to reinforce reading skills and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding. Features include read-along narrated text, definitions of key vocabulary words, and educational games and activities. Parents may also use it at home with their early readers. In past years, Heartland supported reading with a big book purchase. BookFLIX takes that nonfiction big book concept and integrates it with fiction and video to enhance the reading experience for beginning readers and ESL students. BookFLIX was ranked by School Library Journal as one of the 10 Best Digital Resources in 2008. It was the 2008 CODiE Award Winner for the Best Reading/English Instructional Solution, and the 2008 winner of The Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award for Reading and Language Instruction Technology.
FEATURES: • 80 fiction/nonfiction reading selections that build background knowledge and introduce content-area learning • Spanish language versions • Read-along option to develop listening and reading comprehension • Interactive educational games (Word Match, Fact or Fiction, Which Came First?) • Narrated definitions and text • Mouse-over definitions • Author biographies • Age-appropriate Web site links • Lesson plans and activities and other teacher and parent resources • Book log and assessment forms