New Read-Alongs in MackinVIA

Readalong logo blackRead-alongs format has been added to your MackinVIA!

Mackin Read-Alongs are a special kind of eBook, featuring embedded human-voice narration synchronized with the words on the screen, which highlight as they are read.  A read-along is the connection point between auditory and linguistic learning. It fuels the development of increased phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills. Most importantly, read-alongs build confidence.


Benefits of Using Mackin Read-Alongs

A read-along is an effective tool to support beginning, emerging, striving, and ESL readers of all ages, as they practice reading independently. Successful experiences with reading fuel young people to keep reading. Read-alongs provide positive experiences with reading for students of all abilities and motivate them to keep reading.

Readalong examples

Yellow highlights indicate the current sentence

Purple highlights emphasize the current word as it is read

The Iowa AEAs have just purchased over 100 Read-Along titles and have added them to your MackinVIAs.  To locate these titles, use the Advanced Search feature and scroll down to More option.  Select Read-along.  Be sure to check them out!

If you have questions regarding the new MackinVIA Read-Alongs or any of the digital resources, please contact one of our Central Rivers AEA teacher librarians, Cheryl Roberson or Cari Teske.