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This app is a great one but needs some improvements. Many titles are not listing dra, Lexile, etc. I found a book that had the wrong title for the isbn scanned. There should be an error report capability. I found another book that showed a picture of a title page rather than the cover. I could have corrected it with a quick snapshot of my book cover. Even if we could send in corrections to an administrator for approval, that would be wonderful. I've also got a few books that won't come up by author or title. We should be able to request that to be updated also. I would enter the isbn and pictures if the option was available. These updates would make it a 5 star app.
Highly recommend this app for any teacher trying to organize their classroom library. It has almost every book out there and if you can't scan it or find it using the ISBN number then you can search most by typing in the author or title. Also love how you can add the books you have to your personal library in hopes of preventing purchase of multiples. One thing that I would like would be to add in books to the database. I have a small stack of books I was unable to find on the app and wasn't able to add them in myself. I would also like to be able to add cover pictures of books myself. Some books I found didn't have the correct cover page that corresponded to the book.
I love this App. So far I have had no problems. All my classroom Library books are marked with quiz numbers and book levels now I can add the Lexile level just by scanning the ISBN number or I can manually input the information right into my phone. It's very quick; Whereas I used to have to go to a computer and look it up. This is nice if you have a student that you can trust with your phone and even go around and snap pictures of the ISBN and write the Lexile Level and book level into the book itself. Not all books are in here, but 90% of the books I have scanned from my classroom library at the elementary level have been.
I use this to identify books in our collection or at the library that are the right level for my daughter to practice reading. It’s very easy to use, especially with the barcode scanning feature. There are generally books that I can’t find, and I wish there was a way to submit those for review and have the reading level get added to them. If they’re not in the database I can’t even add them to my library (within the app). It’s nice that there is a decoder page to match up the various reading level scales, since not all books are rated on all the scales. Overall this app is still very helpful even with the drawbacks listed.
I love this app! I have waited to write a review to see how the app would hold up and evolve. I have been using this app for over two years now and leveled lots of books in my library! The reason the app does not get 5 stars is because there is no way for me to add books that are not already in the application. So if a new book in a series or a new author pops up and I try to input the book it says that the ISBN cannot be found. If I could add the book myself that would be great. So, hopefully the developers of this app read this and it could be added with an update.
Literacy Leveler makes it easy to level children’s books in your collection and find
books of an appropriate reading level.
Supports the popular Lexile®, DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment®), and Guided Reading leveling systems.
• Scan a book's ISBN and see its level.
• Search for a book by title, author, or level.
• Add books to your personal library.
• Keep devices in sync with iCloud.
The database focuses on grades K through 8.
An online manual for Literacy Leveler is available at fikesfarm.com
Note that on all devices a built-in ISBN scanner is used, except the iPad 2 where a separate free app is used.
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