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All Things New in World Book

Author // Sarah Mowery Friday, 19 February 2021

World Book is continuing to update and refine their content to meet the needs of students and educators. Check out some of the most recent updates and additional content. 

 

World Book Early Learning

World Book Early Learning, an early literacy resource for the youngest learners, provides eBooks, videos, and interactive games that help develop language and literacy skills.

Updates include:

  • the movement of essential skills content including letters, numbers, and early math concepts such as counting and classification to the Early Learning Basics feature on the site. This also includes the movement of The Trek book series to the "Welcome to Reading" section within Early Learning Basics. These books have been organized according to level (A, B, C, or D) and can be read sequentially.
  • a more natural sounding read-aloud voice has been added site-wide.
  • a new Lesson Plans link has been added to the "Welcome to Reading" section in Early Learning Basics to make it easier for educators to align their curriculum with the reading content.
  • a new "Butterfly Catch" game that reinforces the concept of counting from 1 to 10 and includes vocabulary words like most and least, top and bottom, left and right, and biggest and smallest.

WBEarlyLearningButterfly

 
World Book Kids

World Book Kids is a K-5 online encyclopedia featuring eBooks, videos, activities, read-aloud, and translation features.

Updates include:

  • new webquests have been added about Halloween, Getting to Know China, The Philippines, and even more animals. 
  • the Educator Tools button is more prominent on the homepage so teachers have simple, one-click access to lesson plans, curriculum correlations, and more. 

WBKidsEdTools

 
World Book Student

World Book Student, appropriate for 5th-10th grade students, is an online encyclopedia that features eBooks, videos, activities, primary sources, and translation features.

Updates include:

  • new webquests such as Halloween, Getting to Know China, The Philippines, and even more animals.
  • five new graphic organizers were added to the Graphic Organizer section, along with updated PDFs that give more context around the use of each organizer. 
  • interactive learning games provided by Legendary Learning Games have been curated and added to articles that align with the curricular content within the learning games. Every game included is standards-aligned from the disciplines of Math and Science. These games are appropriate for students in upper elementary through middle school. For a complete list of the new games included and pre and post game discussion questions go here

WBStudentGamification

 
World Book Advanced

World Book Advanced, appropriate for high school students, is an online encyclopedia that features eBooks, videos, Today in History information, primary sources, and translation features.

Updates include:

  • new webquests have been added about Halloween, Getting to Know China, The Philippines, and even more animals.
  • the Today in History feature has been updated with more current events that have happened throughout history. 

WBAdvTodayinHistory

 

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About the Author

Posted by: Sarah Mowery

Sarah Mowery is a Professional Instructional Specialist with INFOhio. She has worked in education for 16 years as a school librarian and technology coach in elementary and middle school settings. While in these roles, she's been an integral part of the building leadership teams working as a curriculum connector and integrating web-based tools. She earned a BA in Sociology from Bowling Green State University and an MLS with a specialization in PK-12 schools from East Carolina University. Sarah was one of the original INFOhio ICoaches when the program first began in 2013 and has a passion for sharing how INFOhio resources can transform teaching and impact learning for students and educators across the state of Ohio. 

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