What is BookShark Virtual?
BookShark Virtual is an online platform that enables students to access their reading schedules, view Story Maps, take assessments, and receive instant auto-grading results. Parents and teachers can track and review student work, customize assessments, and message students directly from a computer or mobile app.
How do I purchase a BookShark Virtual seat?
You can purchase a seat by selecting the option within any package’s Customize tab. Just scroll through the tab until you find, “Would you like to add a Virtual Seat?”
The All-Subjects package is discounted significantly versus purchasing the Virtual seats individually.
If you have already purchased a package since April 1, 2021, or would like to add an additional student seat to a package, please view purchase instructions located at the bottom of this page.
Does BookShark Virtual replace physical books?
BookShark’s physical books will never go away! BookShark is a literature-based curriculum. Utilizing physical books is and always will be key to our program.
How long will students be in front of a screen?
Minimal. Students spend their day reading engaging books, discussing questions with their parents, or working on hands-on projects. Students only log in to view assignments, view Story Maps, take assessments, view grades, and message their parent or teacher.
What BookShark subjects are available?
History, Language Arts, and BookShark’s new Science programs are all integrated into the program.
You can add BookShark Virtual to any package by selecting the option from the Customization tab.
What does BookShark Virtual do?
Built on the reliable Canvas Learning Management System, BookShark Virtual provides the perfect balance of independent and parent-led study. It provides the support children need as they complete assessments independently and it is easy for parents to check their student’s work from a computer or mobile device.
For parents, BookShark Virtual provides lesson plans, automatic and manual grading, and the ability to provide direct feedback to the student.
BookShark Virtual provides an organized platform for students to select their courses, view their schedules, take assessments, review their grades, and communicate with their teacher. Some assignments include Story Maps, which provide videos and images of the regions they're studying.
How do you use it?
Below are demos to view basic navigation. Advanced navigation tutorials, including ways to customize grading, are available after you purchase a course.
Can I try before I buy?
You can create an account and sample the first week of every BookShark Virtual course.
How do I purchase if I already ordered a package (Since April 1, 2021) or if I want to add a second student to a package?
If you have ordered any BookShark package since April 1, 2021, or want to add a seat for a second student, you can purchase a corresponding seat by selecting one of these products.
Note: These seats are only available for families who have ordered a package since April 1st or adding an additional student to a package.