Read Books With Vooks!
Vooks is a streaming service that brings children's storybooks to life with animated illustrations and narrated story. Vooks provides kid-friendly, ad-free screen time, with zero risk of young ones stumbling onto inappropriate content. YOUR FIRST YEAR IS FREE. Then it is $49.99 for a year’s subscription thereafter. Students can read along, watch, or giggle at will. It can be on a computer or downloaded as an app.
- Be able to use Vooks to assist them in their learning process in efforts to achieve their learning goals.
- Be able to improve their reading skills.
To prepare for this lesson:
The teacher will sign up for a free VOOKS teacher account by going to
Read/watch the video tutorial on how to use VOOKS
Decide how you want to use this tool.
Some suggested ways are
1-1 on computer or tablet
Whole group instruction with teacher playing story on an interactive whiteboard
VOOKS does not keep track of student activities or progress. It is a tool to enhance instruction.
See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources.
Directions for this activity:
Here is a sample kindergarten-first grade lesson.
Show “The Snow Day” by Ezra Jack Keats.
Put the seasons game up on the interactive whiteboard for students to play.
Print out these free lessons on Teacher pay Teacher.
Different options for assessing the students:
- Check for understanding
- Various worksheets could be an exit ticket
MITECS Competencies & ISTE STANDARDS
MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.
1.a. Students develop learning goals in collaboration with an educator, select the technology tools to achieve them and revise the learning process as needed to achieve goal.
1d. Students explore age-appropriate technologies and begin to transfer their learning to different tools or learning environments.
Devices and Resources
CONTENT AREA RESOURCES
Use Vooks for letters, sounds, comprehension, summarizing.
Read Lemonade in Winter then play cool math games Lemonade Stand.
There are many books on kindness and making friends.
This task card was created by Courtney Conley, Utica Community Schools, January 2020.