Qlovi Summer Reading Campaign: Students Read Bilingual, Diverse Books, Earn Achievements, and Win Prizes

Hello Fellow Qlovi Educators,

Happy June to you! We are excited to invite your students to Read to Fly this summer. Read to Fly provides a curated collection of books for each grade completely free of charge. Students Read, Earn, and Win! All that your students and/or parents/guardians need to do is sign up at Read to Fly .

Happy reading,
Qlovi

Please share Spanish flyer translation:
Maestros, padres / tutores y estudiantes, Quieres tomar lectura de verano a nuevas Alturas?

Registrate en www.Qlovi.com/readtofly, un programa gratuito de lectura en el verano, para los estudiantes K-12. Descubre todo lo que esta disponible en Read to Fly.
Estudiantes escogen de una colección de libros digitales a la medida de sus grados. Estudiantes recibe reconocimiento y participan en oportunidades de ganar viajes, tabletas y mas.
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Leveled nonfiction passages for your students on Qlovi

Hello Fellow Qlovi Educators,

Happy Wednesday to you ! We are excited to announce that ReadWorks leveled nonfiction passages are now featured in the Qlovi Store. The passages are completely free, leveled with Lexile measures, and can be assigned to your students with only one-click!

AllReadWorks passages feature embedded text-dependent questions that you can view directly from theQlovi Store (by clicking Browse).

We look forward to continuing to support your students and improving your Qlovi experience. Visit the Qlovi Store to browse the ReadWorks passages.

Happy reading,
Qlovi

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A spotlight on some Qlovi biographies: Kristen Stewart, Calvin Klein, Dwyane Wade, Langston Hughes, Jay-Z

Qlovi Store Spotlight: Biographies

Hello Fellow Qlovi Educators!

Sometimes it is a challenge to grasp the attention of our reluctant readers, but as educators, we must work hard to help our students find books that suck them in. Teaching a unit that incorporates biographies can offer students the element of choice. Allowing students to choose an individual who interests them might be exactly the hook they need.

We encourage you to try a unit or project incorporating biographies. If you do, please share about how you used Qlovi biographies by emailing us at educator@qlovi.com.

The Qlovi Team

Top Picks for Biographies

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

by Robin Johnson

This biography about actress Kristin Stewart is part of a series called “Superstars” that includes biographies on multiple pop stars including Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Robert Pattinson, The Jonas Brothers, Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and more!

Calvin Klein: Fashion Design Superstar

Calvin Klein: Fashion Design Superstar

by Diane Dakers

This biography of fashion designer Calvin Klein is part of a series called “Groundbreaker” that includes biographies on multiple icons from a variety of fields including Hank Aaron, Sonia Sotomayor, Wayne Gretsky and more.

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

by Michael Sandler

This biography of basketball star Dwyane Wade is part of a series called “Basketball Heroes.”

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

by Brigid Gallagher

This biography of literary icon Langston Hughes is part of a series called “American Biographies” that includes biographies on multiple icons from a variety of fields including Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, George Washington, Medgar Evers and more.

Jay-Z: Hip-Hop Icon

Jay-Z: Hip-Hop Icon

by Jessica Gunderson

This biography of music icon Jay-Z is part of a series called “American Graphic” that includes biographies on multiple icons from a variety of fields including Babe Ruth, Malcolm X, Michael Jackson, Houdini, Elvis Presley and more.

Sojourner Truth: Speaking Up for Freedom

Sojourner Truth: Speaking Up for Freedom

by Geoffrey Michael Horn

This biography of historical figure Sojourner Truth is part of a series called “Voices for Freedom” that includes biographies on Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown.

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Qlovi Store Spotlight: Graphic Novels (from Qlovi Newsletter)

Qlovi Store Spotlight: Graphic Novels

Hello Fellow Qlovi Educators!

Here are 5 reasons whyQlovi loves graphic novels!

  1. We appreciate the way that the text and images work together to support students with comprehension.
  2. We love that they grab the attention of young readers.
  3. We can’t help adoring the unique nature of the visuals…they’re just so much fun!
  4. We think they are perfect for teaching students about dialogue.
  5. We find that graphic novels often hook some of the most reluctant readers.

Below you’ll find some of our top picks for graphic novels!

The Qlovi Team

Graphic Novels

Hoop Rat

Hoop Rat

by Scott Ciencin

A new student has joined the basketball team, and the team thinks he’s a rat for a rival school. Does the team captain betray his new friendship with the new teammate by trying to expose him as a rat?

Louis Armstrong: Jazz Legend

Louis Armstrong: Jazz Legend

by Terry Collins

Louis Armstrong became an American jazz legend in the 1920s. Watch as this skilled musician learns to play, buys his first instrument, and becomes one of the best music makers of the era.

The Bambino: The Story of Babe Ruth's Legendary 1927 Season

The Bambino: The Story of Babe Ruth’s Legendary 1927 Season

by Nelson Yomtov

In 1927, Babe Ruth stepped up to the plate and looked history in the eye. Join the Bambino as he swings for the fences chasing down one of the greatest baseball records of all time.

The American Presidency

The American Presidency

by Christine Peterson

Concepts in American government brought to you in a kid-friendly, graphic/cartoon format, with irreverent art and concise text.

Jay-Z: Hip-Hop Icon

Jay-Z: Hip-Hop Icon

by Jessica Gunderson

Track this hip hop hero as he makes it in the music world and becomes one of the best known rappers in the world.

X: A Biography of Malcolm X

X: A Biography of Malcolm X

by Jessica Gunderson

Someone was trying to kill Malcolm X, and he knew who it was. Join him on his life-altering pilgrimage to Mecca where he discovers the power of brotherhood and the cost of racial divides.

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Engage Young Readers with these Qlovi Sports Series

Find the perfect sports books for the sports fans in your class.

Sports Series

Hello Fellow Qlovi Educators!

This week’s newsletter is dedicated to all of our sports fans out there. We have put together a list of series titles about sports. Each series has a collection of multiple texts related to sports that are highly engaging!

Interested in finding more texts that fit this theme? Visit the Qlovi store and search for sports or the name of the series you are looking for.

Happy Reading & Writing,
The Qlovi Team

Sports Series

Jake Maddox Sports Stories Series

Jake Maddox Sports Stories Series

by Jake Maddox

These exciting stories about sports, outdoor activities, and survival adventures are stamped with teamwork, fair play, and a strong sense of self-worth and discipline.

Jake Maddox Sports Stories Series for Girls

Jake Maddox Sports Stories Series for Girls

by Jake Maddox

These Jake Maddox sports stories feature strong female protagonists to motivate kids to become better athletes and lifelong readers.

Sports Illustrated Kids Victory School Superstars

Sports Illustrated Kids Victory School Superstars

Sports Illustrated Kids

Even though these kid superstars have super skills, they are still learning about the confidence, control, and teamwork needed to win on and off the field.

Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels

Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels

Sports Illustrated Kids

Full-color, full-action, and full-throttle sports stories. These action-packed books are sure to please even the most reluctant of readers.

Horsing Around

Horsing Around

Crabtree Publishing

Explore the world of sporting and competitive horse riding. Dynamic photos, detailed diagrams, and engaging text will capture the interest of horse enthusiasts everywhere!

Sports in Action

Sports in Action

Crabtree Publishing

Get in the game with this exciting series on some of children’s favorite sports. Each book features a different sport and teaches the history, rules of play, teamwork, and tips to improve skills.

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Free live author readings for El día de los niños / El día de los libros (Children’s Day / Book Day)!

Free Author Readings for PreK-8 Classrooms and Young Readers at Home Nationwide on April 30 to Celebrate El día de los niños, El día de los libros!

José-Luis Orozco, Yuyi Morales, Sonia Nazario, Duncan Tonatiuh and other beloved children’s book authors and illustrators will read live virtually to classrooms and parents home with young children, who may register for free at Qlovi.com/qa.

New York, NY- April 25, 2014—Qlovi, the classroom eBook and literacy company, partners with leading organizations and companies to bring free virtual readings around the country. Partners First Book, Univision Communications Inc, The Hispanic Heritage Foundation, LNESC of LULAC National Education Service Centers, and Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL) all come together around the shared passion for El día de los niños, El día de los libros (Children’s Day, Book Day). The nationwide celebration goes year-round emphasizing the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and culminates on April 30th with a variety of engaging events, including this year’s virtual reading.

Readings will be conducted in English by bilingual authors and illustrators whose books contain extraordinarily engaging content with diverse cultural subject matter. Starting today, teachers, librarians, and parents are welcome to sign up for up to eight free virtual readings in three time zones. On Wednesday, April 30, participants will tune in starting at 9am and ending at 5pm (EDT) using the same URL: www.qlovi.com/qa. Students and parents will also have the chance to submit questions and get answers from readers during the event.

The Qlovi + Authors (Q+A) Virtual Reading Series launched in December 2013 in collaboration with the Children’s Book Council Diversity Initiative, and has reaching over 80,000 students nationwide to date. For participating authors and illustrators, it’s a chance to connect with students in a new way. “I had a wonderful time working with the Qlovi team,” said author Lisa Yee. “To be able to reach thousands of students, and answer their questions live was a thrill. This is a new era of communication.”

The event will also feature follow-up engagement opportunities from partners, including Unvision Contigo’s Pequeños y Valiosos pledge which asks parents to dedicate at least fifteen minutes per day to uninterrupted interaction with their young children, preparing those children for future academic success. L4LL’s Dia Blog Hop, and First Book’s free and discounted books and reading resources for schools and programs serving kids in need will also be featured. Said Roxana Barillas, Director of Hispanic Engagement at First Book, “We couldn’t be more excited to help bring these fantastic readers together to celebrate El día de los niños, El día de los libros. The goal is to give young readers a unique opportunity to come together to celebrate children and stories that will excite them all.”  To learn more and sign up, please visit: www.Qlovi.com/qa.

Qlovi + Authors is back on April 30, 2014 for El día de los niños / El día de los libros. Register today at http://www.qlovi.com/día!


Q+A is a one-day event on April 30, 2014, starting at 9 am EDT (8 am CDT, 6 am PDT) and ending at 5 pm EDT (4 pm CDT, 2 pm PDT). One author will read at the top of each hour. Classrooms will be able to view and participate in the virtual readings through YouTube and Google Hangouts on Air.

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Looking for read aloud books for your students? Get them from Qlovi

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Support independent reading practice with these great read alouds.

Read Alouds

Hello Fellow Qlovi Educators!

Many educators are using Qlovi to support independent reading practice. Often times, educators assign a text and have students read the text and do correlated activities independently. However, there is another more blended approach to using Qlovi, which can be particularly helpful to teachers of K-4 classrooms with interactive whiteboards or projectors.

A teacher can project a Qlovi text and do an interactive read aloud with their class. Following the read aloud, teachers can have students work independently to answer questions, take quizzes or write essays. Here are some amazing stories for interactive read alouds or shared reading for grades K-4

If you try out using Qlovi for read alouds, please email us and share your experience! We would love to hear from you.

Happy Reading & Writing,
The Qlovi Team

Books for K—4

Professor Noah's Spaceship

Cyril the Mandrill

by Francesca Greco

Cyril the mandrill’s bright colors and even brighter stories will captivate readers.

Nature Recycles—How About You?

Tim and the Iceberg

by Paul Coates & Ian P. Benfold Haywood

Tim sails off from the beach to find an iceberg, but he returns to an unexpected surprise!

The ABCs of the Environment

Eliza and the Dragonfly

by Susie Caldwell Rinehart

This creative non-fiction book uses illustrative metaphor and symbolism to teach the life cycle of a dragonfly.

Earth Day

The Pig and Miss Prudence

by Linda Stanek & Lauren Castillo

Miss Prudence’s attempt to save her prized pansies from a hungry pig leads her on a mad piggy back ride through the city.

How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate

Over in the Arctic

by Marianne Berkes

Readers will sing, count, and move their body to this book about animals in the arctic!

Re-Greening the Environment

A Drop Around the World

by Barbara Shaw McKinney

A beloved favorite of teachers, this book leads readers around the world following a drop of water through the water cycle.

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