Painesville City Local Schools, where approximately 45% of households are Spanish-speaking, has the largest population of non-native English speakers in Ohio. Four years ago, the district’s English Language Department chose myON to support ELL students. Today myON is district-wide in K-5 and is an important part of each student’s literacy block.
“myON fits with our philosophy because it allows students to choose based upon their interests—and to change their interests for both fiction and non-fiction—with the guidance of their Lexile® levels,” explained Wendy Camper, Director of Teaching and Learning. “The fact that books can be read aloud to them is especially important for children who don’t have this opportunity at home. The books and platform are visually beautiful. Spanish titles enable ELL students to engage with literature in their native language and English titles help with their English immersion.”