Designed to foster reading comprehension and student engagement, Crack The Books™ textbooks are written in a conversational and whimsical style. They feature hundreds of supportive audio and visual elements including beautiful high definition photographs, integrated video footage, fun facts, custom animations and images, and interactive charts, tables and globes. There is comprehension supports built into the text, with pop-up definitions for associated new vocabulary. Users can make adjustments for print size and customize voice over options within the app to accommodate students with disabilities or other limitations. All these multi-sensory features and adaptations lead to a richer understanding of the curriculum and enable regular ed, special needs and gifted students alike to experience the subject matter as it connects to the real world.Crack The Books™ textbooks include built-in comprehension questions, as well as summative tests and other interactive assessments to help teachers efficiently monitor students’ mastery of the concepts and their developing reading comprehension skills. These assessments will help educators track progress for each student. Since these assessments are graded within the app, educators will enjoy significant time savings, as much of this critical assessment data is automatically collected for them.Digital Textbook Features - Adjustable reading levels from 1st to 8th grade - Designed to National Academy of Sciences Standards - Aligns to core curriculum standards - Supports 2nd – 6th grade curriculum - Visual supports for comprehension - Hundreds of high resolution images - Videos and custom animations - Interactive globes, charts and activities - Interactive vocabulary definitions and glossaries - 30 individual chapter quizzes, 5 final tests - Built in test grading - Study guides and chapter previews - Universal design elements - Integrated voice over features - Adjustable print size - Bookmarks for multiple students - Dropbox integration Our ﬁrst textbooks available in September 2013 will cover forests, grasslands, and oceans, with textbooks covering deserts, freshwater habitats and cycles coming in late 2013. Look for more titles covering the earth, physical and social sciences in early 2014.