Share fun, authentic stories and build best reading practices.
Excite Reading® provides an engaging library of human-read children’s e-books with time-saving lessons that develop vocabulary and background knowledge for reading comprehension.
Emerging readers need help beyond decoding, such as vocabulary and background knowledge to be ready to read with true comprehension.
Monitor student progress
A mix of classic and contemporary titles draw students into reading with anytime access in school or at home. This collection of appealing stories and interesting themes includes human-read narration that helps develop understanding as students explore different worlds.
Corresponding Book Guides help educators build vocabulary and background knowledge so young learners can make sense of each story's world within words. Every text set’s theme builds a larger context so students can embark on a higher level of discourse using vocabulary to express questions, answers, and ideas.
Themes explore social studies, science and the arts, teaching vocabulary and building funds of knowledge. Social-emotional learning (SEL) strands help build self-management, responsible decision-making and more.
Using the educator portal, teachers can assign books to the whole class, small groups, or individual students. They can see at glance what books students have on their shelves and how many have been read. And they can review formative assessment results to track individual reading comprehension.
Excite Reading® focuses on building comprehension by:
Research shows that skilled reading requires instruction not only in decoding, but also in language comprehension–including background knowledge and vocabulary–so children can truly understand what they read.
A recent study showed that modeling comprehension, like the read-aloud/think-aloud lessons in Excite ReadingTM ranked in the top three language factors having a positive effect on young readers.
Unique children’s e-books have corresponding book guides that offer quality modeling and prompts for rich classroom discussion. Excite ReadingTM lets teachers track student progress and includes curricular assessments that are aligned with state standards to check student comprehension.
Students have access to the Excite ReadingTM e-library anytime, from anywhere. Lessons include family activities that reinforce learning at home, plus students can share their reading with their families and friends.
My students were engaged with the stories and looked forward to Excite Reading® each day. They were exposed to rich vocabulary and asked so many questions because they were truly interested! As a teacher, I appreciated having the most important topics for discussion at my fingertips, saving my precious time to plan other aspects of curriculum. Thank you for the opportunity to experience Excite Reading!
Katie H., Kindergarten teacher, Pooler, GA
2022 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence
Excite Reading™ was recognized as a solution that supports innovative, effective teaching and learning.
2022 Readers Choice Awards By SmartBrief On EdTech
Excite Reading™ was recognized for changing the education landscape for the better through innovative solutions, the latest technology or pioneering problem-solving.
2022 Excellence in Equity Award
Excite Reading™ was recognized as a best early childhood education solution in helping schools achieve equity.