Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Our school district has a subscription to Tumblebooks which is an online ebook library. There is a large range of books from early picture books to beginning chapter books to more mature novels available. The books available on Tumblebooks are authentic literature, re-created in ebook format. The illustrations from the original books are used as is the text. The narrator (sometimes the book's author) reads aloud the book and often, the words in the text are highlighted as the book is read. Listening to books read aloud and reading along (by tracking the words visually or with a finger) are important experiences leading to developing reading fluency.

This week, many of the primary classes enjoyed some winter picture books viewed on the big screen in the library (notice the snow outside!). We read books about hibernation and migration, penguins in Antartica, animals playing hockey and a funny favourite, 50 Below Zero by Robert Munsch.
Bookmarks were sent home this week with the website and login information (you'll need the username and password). Because of our district license, students are able to access and enjoy Tumblebooks at home!
~Ms Novakowski

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