Whether you’re at home, in class, or on the go – having a good book close by is always a great idea. How do you think bookworms manage to read hundreds of books a year? Next time you’re twiddling your thumbs or scrolling through TikTok, dive into the Octavo app and add another oBook to your reading list.
Here’s how you can read your favourite oBooks – even without an internet connection – through Octavo on mobile!
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Discover the new Jump! Collection on Octavo
If you’re looking for a way to get young readers excited about books, here’s your chance! The fun-packed Jump! collection has just been added to Octavo with over 145+ educational, levelled English oBooks waiting to be read.
This collection uses high-interest non-fiction topics to educate readers from grades PreK – 3. From beginner readers to newly-fluent ones, the collection covers a diverse range of subjects that young children will love to read!
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Have fun reading with this latest collection for grades K-3!
How can parents and teachers make reading irresistible for young readers? As it gets harder and harder to maintain children’s attention, Bearport Publishing has cracked the code to help keep readers engaged! By combining excellent storytelling with eye-catching images, Bearport Publishing is dedicated to giving kids the kinds of books that they want to read. The award-winning children’s book publisher is now making a selection of 150+ oBooks available through Octavo!
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Discover a world of oBooks at your fingertips
Reading books online carries a wealth of benefits to the reader. Not only are digital books easily portable, but you can also hold thousands of books at once through the device in your pocket! Having access to a book wherever you are, gives you the opportunity to increase your reading time, while saving money and space too.
With Octavo, readers can access over 1000 digital books, which we call ‘oBooks’, in multiple languages including English and Maltese.
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We all know that reading is one of the most rewarding exercises that children can engage in, but how can teachers make even the most stubborn readers find joy in their books?
It all begins in the classroom: If a student enjoys reading in class when it’s combined with a series of fun activities, it’s more likely that they will look forward to reading at home too! In this guide, we will be sharing 5 creative activities that teachers can use in the classroom to make reading more fun for their students using a digital reading platform, which will allow you to check that your students are actually reading!
For more info on how this works – check out our recent guide on how to view your students’ portfolios.
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With Octavo, students can join their school’s organisation to get access to the oBooks available from the school. This guide will show you how to accept an invitation to join an organisation.
For guidance for teachers on how to invite users to join a school, how to assign packs to users and how to create classrooms, please click here.
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Encouraging students to read more is an important task for every teacher. But how can you ensure your students are getting the most out of their reading? With Octavo’s Educate feature – designed specifically for teachers – all of this becomes much easier. At the click of a button, teachers can view all the classrooms they teach, all the students in each classroom and the individual portfolio of every student.
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New Year’s resolutions may not be for everyone, but setting achievable goals to work towards is always a positive thing. And, when a new target coincides with a fresh start – such as a new year – it’s a good way to keep track of your achievements as you progress towards your goals!
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An original series of works were produced as part of ‘L-Isfida Msella’ organised by San Anton School.
Maltese literature plays an important role in the creative development of young students. It sheds light on their heritage, aids in their understanding of their native language and contributes to their unique identity in a way that international literature cannot. In an innovative approach to improving the teaching of Maltese literature, San Anton School organised a challenge revolving around a set of tasks relating to reading and writing called ‘L-Isfida Msella‘.
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Up until a few years ago, Halloween would come and go without a trace. But as October rolls around, the signs become clearer every year: pumpkins, witches’ hats and skeleton costumes seem to appear around every corner, and children’s schools may even join the fun by decorating classrooms with ghosts and spider webs.
There’s no doubt that children love Halloween, so we’ve put together a list of books to bring a little dose of spookiness and horror to their reading lists!
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