Our mission is to make reading meaningful for every student. To help with this, students have access to a student library where they can select from a curated set of articles picked by our content team from our main catalog. The free plan of Actively Learn gives access to a few hundred texts, while the paid version of Actively Learn offers much more.
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Accessing Student Library
On the navigation menu, students can select "Library"
Types of articles in Student Library
The Library has over 700 curated high-interest articles that students can choose from. We've sorted through our catalog to find the most relevant and thoughtful content across multiple genres from sources that students love. Students can filter articles by grade levels, topics, and ratings. Once a student finds and selects an article, they will be redirected to that article in a new tab in their browser.
Reviewing and Recommending Articles
When a student finishes an article from the Student Library, they are encouraged to review the text and share it with their peers.
With the Actively Learn Prime Plan, you can add an assignment to your school's student library for your students to discover. Content added to the student library is only visible by students rostered at that school or district.
To add assignments to the student library, you need to first add them to your school or district library.
Then, from there you can add it to the student library. These articles will appear on the main student library page under the section "Recommended from your School/District."
Teachers have the ability to limit student access to content in the student library by grade level.
Step 1: From the student library, click the gear icon
Step 2: Check the box to limit student access in the student library and click "save"