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Guided Reading Re-Imagined

The PM eCollection is a brand new platform that re-imagines guided and independent reading for the digital age. It comprises three pillars:
  • the PM eBooks – we’ve taken the proven strength of our pedagogically sound, carefully levelled PM Collection and digitised the books for use on iPads. The 200 titles in the first release of PM eCollection are from PM levels 1 to 24
  • the PM eCollection app – we’ve designed an eReader specifically for guided and independent reading. The features of our eReader support students using PM eBooks to learn to read
  • the PM eCollection website – we’ve created a sophisticated website for teachers and administrators to easily manage students’ guided and independent reading experiences.

Subscriptions

The PM eCollection is easy to use – simply visit the Apple App Store, download the free PM eCollection app, visit pmecollection.com.au or pmecollection.co.nz to purchase a subscription for your students, and you're ready to transform guided reading in your classroom!

The PM eCollection App

The PM eCollection eReader app has been specifically designed for guided and independent reading.

The PM eBooks visible on each student’s bookshelf in the PM eCollection eReader app can be managed by teachers and administrators. The eBooks are displayed on the bookshelf and are ordered by PM colour and PM level.

The reading-session boxes at the top of the bookshelf are organised by teachers and administrators using the PM eCollection website. A reading session may include one or more PM eBooks set to the Guided or Independent Reading profile. PM eBooks may be assigned to a single student, multiple students or reading groups. The reading session may also include a note from the teacher.

The intuitive controls and navigation are perfectly suited to today’s digital learners. The gestures used for choosing and reading eBooks in the PM eCollection are already well known by today’s students.

Reading Profiles

The ability for students and teachers to choose a reading profile – guided, independent or custom – enables the reading experience to be tailored to the needs of learners in specific situations.

  • The Guided Reading profile disables the audio and record functionality so that distractions are minimised.
  • The Independent Reading profile enables the audio and record functionality, offering full support for students reading on their own. 
  • The Custom Reading profile allows the user to enable or disable the My Words and audio functionality. Users can also use the Custom Reading profile to show/hide the text, instantly creating opportunities for retelling, innovations on the text and other oral literacy activities.

The PM eBooks

Each PM eCollection eBook has been completely redesigned for iPad compatibility, to optimise the reading experience of learners in the digital age. The PM eCollection has the same scaffolded support and pedagogical underpinnings as the original PM Collection, including exact text-to-image matching, careful consideration of text size, font and line length, meticulous levelling and developmentally appropriate storylines.


Download a list of the 200 PM eBooks currently comprising the PM eCollection

 


PM eBook Features

Purpose-built features to enhance students’ experience with the PM eBooks include:
  • audio support – students tap to hear a word, swipe down to hear a page
  • My Words – students touch and swipe a word to add it to their My Words list
  • ability for students to record their own version of the PM eBook
  • edit text function
  • ability for students to draw and add notes to PM eBooks. 

PM eCollection Website

The PM eCollection website offers teachers and administrators powerful planning, management and assessment functionality. It is here you are able to create, edit and manage:
  • student profiles
  • reading groups (both class and small groups)
  • reading sessions for guided or independent reading. 
Teachers and administrators can also use the PM eCollection 
website to manage the PM eBooks and teachers included in their PM eCollection subscription. 

Creating a reading session is easy using the PM eCollection website. Teachers and administrators can quickly:
  • select students or groups and teachers choose PM eBooks
  • set a reading profile
  • type a note for the reading session
  • give the reading session a name
  • specify when the session no longer appears on the student’s bookshelf.

Student Profiles

Rich assessment data is stored in students’ profiles. Each profile includes:
  • the student’s current PM level and reading age 
  • the number of PM eBooks they have opened 
  • the recordings they have made and the ability for a teacher to listen to the recordings
  • the words that the student has added to their My Words list
  • a graph showing progress over time the student’s reading history.