Epic! is an awesome app that offers thousands of ebooks for K-5 students and is 100% free for teachers.
There are so many ways Epic! can help the classroom teacher out!
- It is an app you can put on the child’s iPad or use the website.
- It provides one more way to help children fall in love with reading!
- It provides a way for children to log their reading documentation.
- The choices of literature are AMAZING! Many genres at all levels.
- It allows differentiation in the classroom because you can choose what age group you are interested in reading.
- It has books read to you for the emergent readers.
- It has chapter books of all genres for the higher readers.
- It has books for all academic subjects! Easy way to do nonfiction mini lessons in small group reading that seem exciting to the kids!
One tip we've learned since last year is that it is easier to create your student accounts within the iPad app, rather than on the computer. Go to https://www.getepic.com/educators to create an account. Then login to the app to add your students.