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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q: My students read books and although they are completing their readings, in the student interface, the button on the back of the book icons read "in progress". What to do?

A: This is a problem with our system. We are aware of the situation and we are working to remedy it. You can reassure your students by telling them not to trust this button. You can explain to them that on your side, you can see, in your dashboard, whether the student has read a book, as long as the student makes sure to submit their review of the book by clicking on one or the other of the guys smile at the end of the book.

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Q: What if there are days my students don't read because of a PD, a storm day, or weekend days?

A: Since students can access their Literatout account from any device, your students can read at home on weekends, PD days, and stormy days. Just make sure your students know their login credentials and can access a device at home. You can also send a letter to parents to inform them of the competition and request their cooperation. We offer a template letter to download here: Click here to download a template letter to parents.

In addition, if a student forgets to read, he or she can make up for it by reading twice the next day or two. As there are 21 days in the competition, what matters is that the students have read 21 times, from 5 to 15 minutes.

Finally, we have allocated an extra day before the draw, December 11, to allow students who need it to read that day. Readings made on December 11 will therefore be accepted. In short, we tried to make everything inclusive and flexible to accommodate the diverse needs of students!

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Q: My students would love to read in pairs, but if they do, during the contest only one in two accounts will be used. What to do?

When students are reading in pairs, here are some ways to ensure that both student accounts are used:

1-The students stand in pairs and read in pairs, each on their device, both having opened the same book from their respective accounts.

2-The students stand in pairs and read in pairs, each on their device, both having opened a different book from their respective accounts.

3- The students stand in pairs and read in pairs, once from the student account of one of the students and a second time, for example, the next day, from the account of the other student (we know that the repeated reading is excellent for improving fluency and comprehension).

4-The students read in pairs in class and reread the book at home with a brother, a sister, mom or dad (again, repeated reading is excellent for improving fluency and comprehension).

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Q: How do I know if my students have read the books I have assigned them and the time they have spent reading the books?

A: You can collect the following information by viewing the Group Dashboard from your teacher interface:


- The percentage of the book that has been completed (this will indicate 0% if the book has not been completed and 100% if it has been completed);

- The time spent with the book (the system calculates from the moment when the student turns the cover page until the moment when the student submits his assessment of the book);

- The total number of pages of the book;

- The appreciation rating that the student will have assigned to the book.

Please note, however, that some books will only display a single checkmark in the dashboard. The brackets will be taken into account.

To find out how to view the dashboard, watch this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed_XrfjcB1I&feature=youtu.be


Warning! The Appreciation Rating found at the end of each book is important! Indeed, when the student clicks on one or the other of the smiley faces to give his appreciation, information such as the percentage of the book having been completed and the time spent on the activity is sent to the system which then displays these information in the dashboard. Students should therefore be asked to complete their assessment.

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Q: My students have read books but forgot to submit their review at the end of the book so the scoreboard does not show the time spent on the book. Will my class be penalized?

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A: No! Not at all! We understand that not all students have the same level of fluency with Literatout digital books. Some have been using the platform for a while and for others this is brand new. For this reason, we will take into account all the buttons appearing in your dashboard, regardless of whether the time has been taken into account or not. If a button appears, we consider that the student has read the book. The important thing will be that the pupils have read at least 21 times. We still recommend that you remind students to complete their assessment to encourage them to read the entire books and spend between 5 and 15 minutes with each book.

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Q: My students are good at reading. They read 20 to 40 minutes a day and can read all the titles available on the platform very quickly so that we will quickly run out of books. What to do?

A: Here are some ideas for reinvesting and making the most of the readings:

1- Invite the students to read to younger ones; your class can pair up with a class of little ones and read books to them. If necessary, your students can practice by reading the album one or more times before meeting their reading partners. This will count for the contest and in addition, your students help make children love reading.

2- Offer a reader's theater to your students. They must then reread certain passages from the books they have read several times and make a little sketch of it. At the same time, this allows you to work on oral communication.

3- Suggest that your pupils do a serial reading to another class or to classmates: the pupils therefore read aloud, 5 to 15 minutes a day, a little novel or an illustrated mini-novel, which they they will have read beforehand to know the story well.

4- Organize reading circles: each student chooses one or more passages from a book read beforehand. The pupils meet in a reading circle. They read and discuss the chosen passage (s), explaining, for example, why they liked that passage, what they thought about the actions of the characters in that passage, what they noticed about the style of the passage. the author, etc.

5- The preceding ideas can also be applied at home: for example, the pupil can read to a younger brother or sister, he can do a serial reading to his family, even a reader's theater with a parent or sibling.

Q: I registered for the contest and, in the registration form, I indicated that I was not a subscriber and that I would like to receive a free account for the duration of the contest. How is it that I still have not received my login details to access my account?

A: Everyone who filled out the contest registration form received their login details by email to access their free account. If you believe you have not received this email, please check your spam box.

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Q: How can I customize or modify the profiles of my student accounts?

A: Click here to find out how.

Q: How can I add students to a group?

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A: Click here to find out how.

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Q: How can I add activities and eBooks to a group?

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A: Click here to find out how.

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For more answers to your questions, see our Frequently Asked Questions section.

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