Pines to Vines is a state of the art science book based on the forest biome. Developed in collaboration with Oregon State University’s Department of Forestry and a team of educators, Pines to Vines includes both interactive enhancements and universal design accessibility features.
Pines to Vines is part of our Crack the Books series of interactive non-fiction books. Crack the Books are the first digital books that can be ADJUSTED FOR READING LEVEL without sacrificing content. Our digital books allow for reading level adjustment from 1st grade to 8th grade, making it possible for all kids to access the same content, regardless of their reading ability.
Designed with the goal of improving reading comprehension, fostering a love of learning, and building reading confidence, Pines to Vines gives parents a powerful new teaching tool to help all kids, from children with special needs to those who are academically gifted.
Pines to Vines covers a variety of topics, including forest layers, range and climate of forest biomes, plant and animal wildlife, adaptations, benefits of forests, and forest threats. Kids will learn about all major forest types including tropical moist forests, tropical/subtropical dry forests, tropical/subtropical coniferous forests, temperate coniferous forests, temperate broadleaf forests, Mediterranean forests, riverine forests, mangroves and boreal forests.
Crack the Books features hundreds of supportive audio and visual elements including beautiful high definition photographs, integrated video footage, fun facts, custom animations, custom images, and interactive charts, tables and globes. There are comprehension supports built into the text, with pop up definitions for associated new vocabulary. Kids may further interact with the content by creating bookmarks, highlights and study notes.
For kids with special needs, there are additional settings for common accommodations including text to speech, answer dictation, image reinforcement and text zooming.
Lexile certified reading levels from 1st to 8th grade
Visual supports for comprehension
Over 100 high-resolution images
Videos and custom animations
Interactive globes and maps
Built in vocabulary definitions
Interactive glossary with record feature
35 leveled chapter tests across 6 chapters
Built in test grading
Text to speech
Integrated voice over features
Bookmarks for multiple readers
Requires iOS11 and above.
Updates for iOS13 compatibility
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.