53,000 schools worldwide are participating in the Sora Sweet Reads reading program with free digital books to avoid the “summer slide”.
CLEVE-LAND, May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As schools look for innovative new strategies to improve reading and learning, teachers are using digital tools inside and outside the classroom. In response, OverDrive formation offers the most extensive Sora Sweet reads Summer reading program from May 4th to August 17th. Now in its ninth year, this free program aims to help educators and students break the “summer slide” of popular digital reading materials through the award-winning Sora student reading app. Currently, over 53,000 schools around the world are opting into the program.
Sora Sweet Reads is offering free access to a variety of popular digital books for the next 100+ days to keep students reading throughout the rest of the school year and summer vacation. Out of May 4th to August 17th, students from participating schools worldwide will have 24/7 free access to 50 e-books, audiobooks and read-alongs for their school’s teens and young adults through the Sora Reading App, the largest volume ever offered under the program became. The Sora Sweet Reads titles are provided by 21 publishers and are divided into elementary, intermediate and advanced levels. Ebook title included 10 Blind Dates, Sal and Gabi Break the Universe, Ironheart and Ark Angel. Audiobook titles include Flannery and game changer. See the full list.
“When our students started using Sora last spring, they were excited to try e-books, and we wondered if that excitement would carry over into the summer months,” he said Alexandra BrownEducational Technology Specialist at the National Heritage Academies in Michigan. “When we attended Sora Sweet Reads, our students were so delighted with the selection of books that our box office exceeded all of our expectations. Sora Sweet Reads gave our students access to “always available” books, ensuring there was no waiting list and students could read their favorites at the same time as their friends.”
Educators and students can also use valuable leverage elementary, center and secondary school Resources for Sora Sweet Reads tracks TeachingBooks.net, the leading site for K-12 reading resources. TeachingBooks, which offers lessons, book guides and activities, was acquired by OverDrive in 2021.
If your school offers access to Sora, you can find your digital collection at https://soraapp.com. If not, schools can registration In front 17th of June to get access to the Sora Sweet Reads collection as well as a wide selection of other free books.
Since its inception in 2014, Sora Sweet Reads has proven to be a highly successful global program that encourages reading in high school students. During the 2021 program, nearly 45,000 schools participated, a 59 percent increase from the 2020 program. Student dropouts reached a record high of one million (+92 percent year-on-year) and the number of students winning at least one of the program’s titles have read has doubled compared to the previous year. Most importantly, Sora has provided ongoing access to additional reading material from the school’s digital collection. In addition to Sora Sweet Reads digital books, students will read more than six million titles from their school’s collection during the 2021 program.
Students from schools using Sora can download the app for free from any app store or use it in web browsers at https://soraapp.com. Students can then borrow from the school’s digital collection and read on all major e-reading devices, computers, tablets and smartphones with a valid student ID card.
For more information on the Sora Sweet Reads program, visit https://resources.overdrive.com/sora-sweet-reads/.
Educators can learn more about how Sora ensures each student has access to the right books at https://discoversora.com.
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OverDrive Education, a division of OverDrive, offers the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, and other content for over 53,000 Kelvin-12 schools and millions of students worldwide. The company’s student reading app, sora, gives every student access to the right books. Sora’s powerful learning tools and insights support the need to read required curriculum titles, class sets, and the joy of reading digital books, helping to meet the needs of students and educators. Sora was named as one of them TIME‘s Best Inventions of 2019. Purchased 2021, TeachingBooks.net complements Sora with one of the largest catalogs of original and curated literary resources. OverDrive – the leading digital reading platform for libraries – and OverDrive Education were founded in 1986 and are based in Cleveland, Ohio UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. www.overdrive.com/schools
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