Literacy Tools Quickview


This is a quick overview of where the literacy tools are found when reading books.


Once a book has been opened, literacy tools appear at the bottom of the page:

A  - “Home” – exits the book; returns you to dashboard (main screen)

B  - “Tools” – opens the toolbar consisting of Journal, Brush, Highlighter, Sticky Notes, Shapes and Delete icons

C  - “Show Page Number” – displays the page number of the book that you are reading

D  - “View Full Screen”/”View Windowed” – toggles between full-screen and windowed mode

E  - “Play”/”Pause” – play/pause audio and sentence/word highlighting

F  -  “Mute”/”Unmute” – activates/deactivates the playing of audio.  If MUTE is ON, turning pages does not automatically start the audio. The PLAY button invokes the playing of audio on any page.  If MUTE is OFF,            turning pages automatically starts the audio.  If a teacher turns off audio in the reading options for her class or group, the mute button is not available.

G - “Highlight Words” – activates/deactivates the highlighting of words as each word is read on a page

H  - “Highlight Sentences” – activates/deactivates the highlighting of sentences as each sentence is read on a page

I  - “Show Sidebar”/”Hide Sidebar” – the sidebar containing icons for Other Pages, Dictionary, Settings and Publisher info 


When you click on Tools (option “B” above), you will see an additional toolbar display:

J  - “Journal” – opens the Journal for making entries regarding the current book

K  - “Brush” – for drawing in the book using a paintbrush

L  - “Highlighter” –  for highlighting text on the page being read

M  - “Sticky Notes” – to create and edit Sticky Notes on the page being read

N  - “Shapes” –  used to outline areas of the page being read

O  - “Delete” – brings up a menu to choose the item(s) you want removed from the page or the entire book


When you are in the Journal these options appear:

1 – “Add Citation” – to add references to the Journal of notable recognition for reference material or other significant contributions to current book

2 – “Copy Text” – allows for the copying of text from the page(s) being read to the Journal

3 – “Add a new Note” – allows for the adding of a new note entry in the Journal

4 – “Half Height” – display the Journal in half height mode

5 – “Full Height” – displays the Journal in full height mode


Note: Make sure the books you’re looking at include audio. Non-audio books don’t have the copy function.