Verxact has added new content in the form of interactive eBooks on different topics with the aim that it can offer its students new materials to improve their reading comprehension in an enjoyable, fun way, through reading.
Verxact’s interactive eBooks for the promotion of reading and reading comprehension
According to the Washington Post article “Leisure reading in the US is at an all-time-low,” the time spent reading by Americans is decreasing each year. In 2004, 30% of the US population read daily for pleasure, and in 2017 it had fallen to 23%. These statistics can be linked to trends in other countries too: with a faster daily rhythm than ever and the omnipresence of the internet, these figures are no surprise.
When teaching a new language, it is important to encourage reading in that language. It is an enjoyable and productive way to progress that also improves reading comprehension and confronts the reader with new vocabulary and grammatical structures.
You can find these new interactive eBooks in the Verxact Authoring Tool. These materials are a study aid, focused on working on several objectives: vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension … but, above all, studying in a fun way that encourages people of all ages to read.
eBooks with interactive exercises
The eBooks are accompanied by illustrations and feature interactive exercises every few pages in which students demonstrate that they understand what they have read with true or false questions, matching or ordering activities, etc.
Among the eBooks available we find The Little Prince and stories based on masters such as Beethoven and Chopin.