Books from the n2y Library can now be assigned to students in student view. Service providers can choose from over 1,000 online library books including classroom books, trade books, library books, leveled books, or easy read books. They can search by topic, title, category, or reading level just as they can in the n2y Library.
Books Can be Assigned by Taking the Following Steps:
1. Navigate to My Students under My Account.
2. Select Add Assignment(s) in the upper right corner of the page.
3. Select ULS Library Book from the drop down menu.
4. Select the Add button next to the desired book and select Next.
- a. Pro Tip: You can use the filters at the top to narrow your results, and select multiple content during this step.
5. Select the desired students or whole classroom in the Assign To drop down menu.
6. Set the desired start and end dates.
- Pro Tip: If you do not enter an end date the book will remain available until you unassign it.
7. Select the Assign as Homework toggle if desired.
8. Select the Add button.
Books that have been set will be listed in the Student’s Library Books section. This provides a quick list to reference what is available for that student in Student View. Alternatively, a library book can be assigned to a content block in Teacher Dashboard. This will provide the book to all students who have access to that content block at once. The book will automatically be removed from Student View without further action from the teacher with this option. Directions to add a library book to a content block can be found here.
The books in the n2y Library can be used to extend or support the monthly unit topic or to provide additional reading material for students for self-selected reading. The Supplemental Reading List, located in the Monthly Lessons section of Unique Learning System, offers suggestions for books to support the monthly topic.
The Lesson At a Glance page of each lesson plan includes an Additional Materials section. This section may reference n2y Library books that can be used to support the lesson.
Self-selected reading opportunities based on interest are also included in the lesson plans. As essential learning experiences in the classroom, self-selected books give service provider a window into the interests, desires, and curiosities of learners who may not be able to articulate their choices by any other means.