Flashlight Readers
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Because of Winn-Dixie
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A pop-up window prompts the student to sign-in, or to register if not already a member. When the student registers, he will receive a printable membership card with a user name and password. There is also an option to enter as a guest for limited participation. Guests can participate in games and activities, but are not able to communicate with other users or to collect special rewards.

Click objects on and around the desk to see what happens:

Begin an interactive book exploration by clicking the featured book on the desk.

Previously featured books appear on the bookshelf. Click one to access its games, activities, and more. Future books appear, but are not clickable. Rolling over a title reveals the date when it will be available.

To chat with the author, click the phone. A message on the notepad states when the next chat will happen.

Click the calendar for dates of new featured books.

To get a key that will open the desk drawer, you must sign up to be a member of Flashlight Readers. The drawer holds a membership card, a message prompting exploration, and rewards earned for participating in the activities and games associated with featured books.

The Flash Board reveals messages left by other Flashlight Readers. Click it to see the most recent messages or to create a new message.

Flashlight Readers Session

Each book session offers games, activities, chats, and more interactive opportunities to learn about the books theme, characters, settings, plot, and author. Here's what youll find inside:

Interactive games and activities range from creating a scrapbook of favorite book characters to solving a maze by answering questions about the story.

The key reveals the reward earned by completing the session's activities. One reward, for example, is a photograph autographed by the author.

Flashlight Readers communicate with each other by clicking and dragging book-related icons and words to create and post messages on the Flash Board. Sentence starters are also provided.

Enjoyed the book? Take a look at a list of related titles.

Find out more about featured authors by reading short biographies and past interviews.

Clickable book-related objects link to a range of multimedia experiences. Examples include: audio clips, photographs, printable bookmarks, narrated book excerpts, and slideshows.

Click the phone to participate in a moderated chat or bulletin board discussion with the featured author.