This article is for LIBRARIANS or ADMINISTRATORS who also have the FINANCE role.

To make the most of Literacy Pro and Engage, it's essential to tailor your library to meet your school's objectives.

While Snapplify's free ebook collection provide a good foundation, they alone won't suffice for a robust literacy program. These free resources mainly include classic literature, poetry, Shakespeare works, and OER content.

For best results, you will need to supplement this with enough bestselling fiction content to engage and excite your students and foster their love for reading. 

Consider the following when building your library:

  • Student Reading Levels: Take into account the Lexile level ranges of your students. Ensure your library includes titles that span this entire range to accommodate varying reading abilities.
  • Utilize Literacy Pro Quizzes: Guide students towards books with quizzes available on Literacy Pro. By using the 'Literacy Pro Quiz' filter in Advanced Search when purchasing books, your library will align with the Literacy Pro platform. This enables students to access corresponding quizzes to assess their comprehension after reading.
  • Financial Planning: Plan to allocate at least R290 per student per year for your library. This budget ensures you can procure a diverse collection of books that effectively support your literacy intervention goals with Literacy Pro and Engage.
You'll only see the 'Literacy Pro Quiz' filter in advanced search if your school has signed up for Scholastic Literacy Pro.

To buy library books that best support Literacy Pro tools:

  1. Log in to Engage and navigate to the 'Library'.
  2.  All the library books are displayed. Click the 'Advanced search' tab and navigate to the 'Reading Level' options.
  3. From here, you can search for books that have matching quizzes in Literacy Pro or books that match a specific Lexile range.

    Tip: If you want to read more about the story, select the image to read the books' write up

  4. Once you have found a book you would like to purchase for our institutions' library, select the add button

The books are now owned by your school for the licence period. You can also buy multiple copies of the same book.

To find free books that have matching Literacy Pro quizzes, simply click the 'Literacy Pro' tab and search for free content using the advanced search feature.

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