Science of Reading: The Power of Background Knowledge

Scarborough’s Rope displays for us the interconnectedness between word recognition and language comprehension in order to reach a skilled level of reading. The first strand listed under language comprehension is background knowledge. Why is background knowledge so important for reading comprehension? How can Fathom Reads help build background knowledge? Read more to find out! What is background knowledge? Background knowledge […]

6 New STEM Titles

Our eBook library is growing every day! Just this week we’ve added new computer and technology focused titles from our publisher partner, Core Knowledge Foundation. Take a look at our six newest titles below: Computers All Around Us By: Core Knowledge Foundation Grade Level: K The goal of the instruction and cumulative experiences in this unit is for students to […]

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month! This celebration marks the start of the Back-to-School season and aims to ensure that every child signs-up for their very own library card. Why should every child have their own library card? A library card fosters: How can my library use Fathom Reads? Fathom Reads is an exceptional multilingual reading platform meticulously crafted to […]

Meet Our New Publisher Partner: Treasure Bay

Who is Treasure Bay? Treasure Bay is the leading source of take-home books to support family engagement with beginning and struggling readers. While their books are most commonly used for parent involvement at home, they are just as useful for reading tutors and reading buddies within the classroom. What is the We Both Read series? Books in the We Both […]

6 eBooks about Sports for Young Readers

Are you ready to score big with Fathom Reads eBooks? One of the best ways to get children excited about reading the things they love, and for sports enthusiasts, we have just what they want! From rock climbing, to cheerleading, soccer and more, our eBooks will keep children reading for fun! What it Takes to be A Pro Soccer Player […]

Read-Alongs: A Powerful Reading Tool

What are Read-Alongs? Read-alongs are educational tools that combine auditory and visual elements to enhance the reading process for students. In a read-along, students follow along with a narrator while also viewing the corresponding text at the same time. This synchronized audio-visual experience helps to improve reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and pronunciation skills. By actively engaging students, read-alongs help foster […]

Audiobook Appreciation Month

Many know June as the start of summer, but it is also audiobook appreciation month! Through audiobooks, readers can expand their vocabulary, improve their literacy skills, and dive into thrilling adventures that come alive through the power of spoken words. Fathom Reads offers over 1200 eBooks that are read aloud in English, with some being read aloud by in Spanish, […]