Quality nonfiction & fiction texts for cross-curricular teaching and building literacy and higher order thinking skills.
Reach every student using leveled (Lexile®, F&P, DRA, ATOS™), Spanish, nonfiction-fiction pairs, and Hi-Lo, content.
Use for independent reading, group instruction, intervention, workshops, ELL, SpEd, and more.
With more than 10,000 leveled eBooks from over 40 publishers that are tightly integrated with tools for writing, speaking, listening, and language use, Big Universe is your one-stop solution for balanced literacy models. Use on any device, anytime, for almost any learning situation from independent reading or group instruction to special education, ELL, after school enrichment, and more.
Provide unlimited, simultaneous, access to quality eBooks to every student and teacher without the hassle of checkouts, worn, limited or lost copies, and dated content.
Find the perfect book for every reader using powerful search filters for reading levels, genres, academic subjects, fiction type, and more.
Differentiate instruction using Lexile®, Fountas & Pinnell, DRA, or ATOS™ reading leveling system and assignment feature.
Encourage the author in every student with an online writing and publishing tool for creative writing, written responses, research projects, and more.
Use writing activities to give students the opportunity to analyze what they’ve read and develop deeper understanding. Save time with standards-aligned writing lesson plans with predefined activities and downloadable materials.
Boost student confidence and make writing a social activity by publishing student work. Students first publish what they write for teachers to see. Teachers can then publish the content for other students to see.
Get real-time insight into student comprehension and mastery with standards-aligned benchmark quizzes designed around PARCC and Smarter Balanced guidelines.
Address all levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy with quizzes that push students to interact with texts on a deeper level.
Search for books by Common Core and state-specific standards.
Promote student success with standards-aligned lesson plans and activities that develop higher order thinking skills.
Prepare students for standardized testing with standards-aligned quizzes designed around PARCC and Smarter Balanced guidelines.
Engage students with personalization features like avatars and custom backgrounds.
Encourage students to take ownership of their learning with personal bookshelf pages and safe sharing with friends.
Strengthen the school-to-home connection by sharing students’ bookshelves with their parents.
Get up and reading fast with simple account set-up and a system that technology users at all levels can quickly master.
Maximize instructional time with tools to quickly find and assign books to students, look at quiz results, create/edit student accounts, and view usage stats.
Know who’s reading what with real-time management and monitoring features for teachers and system administrators.
Big Universe has been the key factor in motivating and increasing reading engagement among students across our district.