We did it! Over 1 Million Downloads from Kurzweil 3000-firefly

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In the past 365 days, students using Kurzweil 3000-firefly have downloaded over 1 million digital documents from the cloud-based Universal Library. This data, derived from Kurzweil 3000-firefly usage reporting that tells us how widely used Kurzweil 3000-firefly has been over the past year and how it has provided you, the educators, with insights for making informed decisions about a student’s academic progress.

“One million digital documents is a substantial amount of content,” said Alex Saltonstall, president of Kurzweil Educational Systems. “This statistic indicates to us that students have made Kurzweil 3000-firefly a tool of choice to succeed in school, whether at the elementary, secondary, or postsecondary level. We’re pleased to be an important part of the academic life of so many individuals and to have the opportunity to help them reach their potential.”

Where do we go next? Achieving Common Core Standards

While 1 million downloads is an achievement, the download and reading of the text is only the beginning. Our main focus is to ensure students are able to develop a deeper comprehension of the text as demanded by the Common Core. Learn how built-in tools within Kurzweil 3000-firefly can be used to help students achieve the rigorous demands of the Common Core Anchor standards including:

Text Complexity – read and proficiently comprehend complex texts independently

Close Reading – answer questions with evidence from within the text

Text-Dependent Questions – prepare students by embedding questions in content

Informational Text – study tools help students comprehend complex language

Academic Vocabulary –build academic vocabulary and facilitate the use of complex words in writing and comprehension

Get Started with these Classics worthy of Common Core Standards

Thousands of free texts are available for your use within the Kurzweil 3000-firefly Universal Library. Here are some of the most popular classic literature texts that are sure to capture your students’ attention.

Beowulf Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
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Moby Dick by Herman Melville Red Badge of Courage Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
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