10 Ways to Use Big Universe

  1. Increase Reading & Support Teaching with Thousands Upon Thousands of eBooks
    Students can read like crazy at school, at home or just about anywhere by finding books that appeal to them. Teachers can quickly locate topic-specific content for every subject.
  2. Integrate Literacy Across the Curriculum
    Find authentic texts for every subject to support and enhance your lessons. Stunning photos and illustrations are perfect for display on electronic whiteboards.
  3. Increase Nonfiction Reading and More 
    Address every learning need with an astounding variety of K12 content, including 70% nonfiction texts, hi-lo, Spanish, poetry, nonfiction-fiction pairs, and more.
  4. Excite Every Learner at Their Level
    Take advantage of all the different ways you can search, including Lexile®, Fountas & Pinnell, DRA, or ATOS™, to pair every student with books that match their reading level.
  5. Turn Every Device Into a Reading Machine
    From smartphones and tablets to laptops and electronic whiteboards, every device can deliver exceptional content to support instruction. Access 24/7 anywhere.
  6. Support Balanced Literacy 
    Whether it’s independent reading, guided reading, reader’s and writer’s workshops, or pretty much any other instructional method, you’ll find content and tools to support your teaching.
  7. Differentiate Reading with Special Collections 
    Use reading levels, hi-lo texts, Spanish language books, and many other special collections to reach every student.
  8. Save Time and Improve Accuracy with the Reading Fluency Tool 
    Have students read aloud, retell the story, and respond to questions using the built-in reading fluency tool. Advanced speech recognition technology will accurately and efficiently score students on oral fluency, reading comprehension, and reading level.
  9. Gauge Reading Proficiency with Quizzes
    As students get back into the swing of things after winter break and start to prepare for spring tests, use built-in standards-aligned quizzes to assess comprehension and structure interventions. Quizzes are great for helping students build higher order thinking skills too!
  10. Use Real-Time Actionable Data to Tailor Instruction 
    Use real-time report data to see what and how much students are reading, as well as their performance on quizzes. At a glance, you’ll know who needs to be challenged more, who needs support and encouragement to read more, and skills that may need additional review.