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About Xreading

Xreading VL is an online, virtual library with hundreds of graded readers supported by an easy to use learner management system. The system has been developed to make graded readers more accessible for students and extensive reading programs easier for teachers to manage and assess.



Because Xreading is a virtual library, students have unlimited access to all of the graded readers, anywhere, anytime. Books are never checked out or unavailable. Students can search for and read books using their pc or mobile device. Their search is assisted by book ratings as well as recommendations based on their preferences. In addition, audio is now available for almost every book, so students can listen while they read.



Xreading VL has a simple to use learner management system (LMS) that allows teachers to monitor and assess their students' reading. The LMS not only lets teachers know which books their students are reading, but also how many words they’ve read and their reading speed. In addition, teachers can restrict the library, guiding students to the most appropriate books. Upcoming features will allow teachers to create goals, and have their students, or even their classes, compete with each other to increase motivation.



In the Xreading Library there are currently over 800 graded readers from eleven ELT publishers, Macmillan Language House, National Geographic-Cengage Learning, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Helbling Languages, ELI, Compass Publishing, e-future, and Atama-ii. We are currently negotiation with more publishers, so that number may increase throughout the year.



Note: Xreading is now available WORLDWIDE, however book availability may vary by country.


Features and Benefits of Xreading

Xreading VL offers a variety of features that make it ideal for any extensive reading program.



» Unlimited Reading

With a subscription, students can read as many books as they want, whenever they want! You can call it reading-hodai! By not requiring students to pay per book, we believe this model encourages reading. Because subscriptions are for 6 months, teachers can assign summer or winter vacation reading.



» Audio on Demand

Almost all of the books have audio, so students can listen while they read. In addition, the audio is available at 5 speeds, so they can select the speed most appropriate for their ability.



» Books from Multiple Publishers

While several publishers offer their books online, Xreading VL is the only platform that has books from multiple publishers, like a real library.



» Universal Level System

Because each publisher uses a different level system which does not match, Xreading VL uses a universal level system based on the ER Foundation levels. There are also correlations with each publisher’s level and other universal level systems (CEF, EPER, Yomiyayusa, etc.) for easy reference and comparison.



» Book Profile and Information Page

To help students select the right book, there is a preview function giving detailed information about each book, including the level, genre, length, summary and even images from the book. It is just like previewing a book in the library, except as an added bonus, students can see ratings and reviews from other students!



» Quizzes

Xreading VL provides randomized multiple choice quizzes for every book in the library. Teachers can print these quizzes and have students take the quizzes in class, or they can allow students to take the quizzes online.



» Integration with Your Current School Library

Using XReading VL doesn’t mean discarding your whole library of physical books. If a student using Xreading VL decides to read a physical book, he or she can still register that book so it appears in their reading history.

Xreading Levels

The table shows the Xreading Levels and the number of books available at each level. You can compare with other level systems.

Level Books Series/Level/Titles
1(51-100) 18 Foundation Level 1 (6)
Foundation Level 2 (6)
ELI Young Readers Stage 1 (6)
2 (101-200) 20 Foundation Level 3 (6)
Foundation Level 4 (6)
ELI Young Readers Stage 2 (5)
Page Turners Level 1 (3)
3 (201-300) 55 Foundation Level 5 and 6 (12)
Cambridge Starter (11)
MacMillan Level 1 (10)
Oxford Starter (14)
Page Turners Level 2 (3)
ELI Young Readers Stage 3 (5)
4 (301-400) 60 Foundations Level 7 (6)
Cambridge Level 1 (12)
Oxford Stage 1 (20)
ELI Young Readers Stage4 (7)
Page TurnersLevel 3 (5)
Helbling Level 1 (10)
5 (401-600) 54 Macmillan Level 2 (32)
Page TurnersLevels4 (4)
Helbling Level 2 (13)
ELI Teen Readers Stage1 (3)
ELI Young Adult Readers Stage1 (2)
6 (601-800) 45 Cambridge Level 2 (14)
Oxford Stage 2 (22)
Page Turners Level 5 (3)
ELI Teen Readers Stage2 (4)
ELI Young Adult Readers Stage2 (2)
7 (801-1000) 29 Oxford Stage 3 (8)
Page Turners Level 6 (3)
Helbling Level 3 (10)
ELI Teen Readers Stage3 (4)
ELI Young Adult Readers Stage3 (4)
8 (1001-1250) 22 Macmillan Level 3 (20)
Page Turners Level 7 (2)
 
9 (1251-1500) 59 Cambridge Level 3 (15)
Macmillan Level 4 (20)
Oxford Stage 4 (6)
HelblingLevel 4 (15)
Page Turners Level 8 (3)
10 (1501-1800) 40 Macmillan Level 5 (22)
Oxford Stage 5 (1)
Page Turners Level 9 (3)
HelblingLevel 5 (10)
ELI Young Adult Readers Stage4 (4)
11 (1801-2100) 18 Cambridge Level 4 (14)
Page Turners Level 10 (4)
 
12 (2101-2400) 16 Macmillan Level 6 (13)
Page Turners Level 11 (3)
 
13(2401-3000) 20 Cambridge Level 5 (13)
Oxford Stage 6 (2)
Page Turners Level 12 (3)
ELIYoung Adult Readers Level 5 (2)
14 (3001-3600) 11 Cambridge Level 6 (11)  
Level Books Series/Level/Titles
S 29 Foundations Level 1 (6)
Foundations Level 2 (6)
Foundations Level 3 (6)
ELI Young Readers Stage 1 (6)
ELI Young Readers Stage 2 (5)
1 39 FoundationsLevel 4 (6)
Foundations Level 5 (6)
Oxford Starter (14)
Page Turners Level1 (3)
MacMillan Level 1 (10)
2 52 Foundations Level 6 (6)
Foundations Level 7 (6)
Page Turners Level 2 (3)
ELI Young Readers Stage3 (5)
Macmillan Level 2 (32)
3 26 Cambridge Starter (11)
Page TurnersLevel 3 (5)
Helbling Level 1 (10)
4 64 Oxford Stage 1 (20)
Cambridge Level 1 (12)
Page TurnersLevels 4 (4)
Page Turners Level 5 (3)
Helbling Level 2 (13)
ELI Young Readers Stage4 (7)
ELI Teen Readers Stage1 (3)
ELI Young Adult Readers Stage1 (2)
5 55 Oxford Stage 2 (22)
Cambridge Level 2 (14)
Page Turners Level 6 (3)
Helbling Level 3 (10)
ELI Teen Readers Stage2 (4)
ELI Young Adult Readers Stage2 (2)
6 71 Oxford Stage 3 (8)
Cambridge Level 3 (15)
Page Turners Level 7 (2)
Page Turners Level 8 (3)
Macmillan Level 3 (20)
ELI Teen Readers Stage3 (4)
ELI Young Adult Readers Stage3 (4)
Helbling Level 4 (15)
7 57 Oxford Stage 4 (6)
Cambridge Level 4 (14)
Macmillan Level 4 (20)
HelblingLevel 5 (10)
Page Turners Level 9 (3)
Page Turners Level 10 (4)
8 43 Macmillan Level 5 (22)
Oxford Stage 5 (1)
Cambridge Level 5 (13)
Page Turners Level 11 (3)
ELI Young Adult Readers Stage4 (4)
9 31 Macmillan Level 6 (13)
Oxford Stage 6 (2)
Cambridge Level 6 (11)
Page Turners Level 12 (3)
ELI Young Adult Readers Level 5 (2)

One feature of Xreading is the ability to assign Reading Levels to your students. If you assign a level to a student, later you can you can restrict the books that student can select. Because Xreading does not currently have a placement test for levels (we are developing one for next year) for now you have to estimate their levels. The chart below can help you estimate the level of your students. Below the chart are explanations of the publisher/series abbreviations. If you are not sure of a students level, it is best to assign a lower level and later increase it. Finally, assigning levels is optional, so you are not obligated to do so.

Reading Level Xreading Level MReader Level YL TOEFL PBT TOEFL TOEIC CEF Sample Books at Level
1(51-100) 1 Starter 300 200 -A1 CenF 1-2, ORT 2-3, ELIYR 1
2(101-200) 2 1 350 250 A1 CenF 3-4, CenPT 1, MacER 1, MPIBB 1, ORT 4-5
3(201-300) 3 2 365 A1 CER Starter, OBW Starter, Attama-ii,
4(301-400) 4 3 380 HelR 1, GarO 1
5(401-600) 5 4 400 ELITeen 1, ELIYA 1
6(601-800) 6 5 430 NGFoot 800,
7(801-1000) 7 6 450
8(1001-1250) 8 7 550
9(1251-1500) 9 7 550
10(1501-1800) 10 7 600
11(1801-2100) 11 8 600
12(2101-2400) 12 8 600
13(2401-3000) 13 8 677
14(3001-3600) 14 9 677
Xreading Library

Below is a list of all of the books available in Xreading. To see descriptions of the books, go to the Library tab above.

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  • Alexander the Great Level : 9 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(4)
  • Benjamin Franklin Level : 8 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(3)
  • Calendars and the History of Time Level : 6 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(1)
  • Capitalism: Good or Evil? Level : 13 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(6)
  • China: The New Superpower Level : 11 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(5)
  • China’s First Empire: The Qin Dynasty Level : 13 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(6)
  • Christopher Columbus Level : 8 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(3)
  • Cleopatra Level : 8 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(3)
  • Communication Technology Level : 13 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(6)
  • Decisive Battles of World War II Level : 11 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(5)
  • Galileo Galilei Level : 8 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(3)
  • Genghis Khan Level : 9 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(4)
  • Global Trade and Peace Level : 13 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(6)
  • Korea: A Land Divided by War Level : 9 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(4)
  • Leonardo da Vinci Level : 9 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(4)
  • Life and Death in Ancient Egypt Level : 9 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(4)
  • Life in the Roman Army Level : 9 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(4)
  • Napoleon Level : 13 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(6)
  • Popes and Kings in the Middle Ages Level : 11 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(5)
  • Searching for El Dorado Level : 6 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(1)
  • Space Exploration Level : 8 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(3)
  • Tea and Wars Level : 8 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(3)
  • The Agricultural Revolution Level : 7 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(2)
  • The Battle of Salamis Level : 8 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(3)
  • The Birth of the United States of America Level : 9 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(4)
  • The British Empire, Then and Now Level : 7 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(2)
  • The Cold War Level : 13 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(6)
  • The Crusades Level : 9 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(4)
  • The First Democracies Level : 13 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(6)
  • The French Revolution Level : 8 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(3)
  • The Great Depression Level : 11 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(5)
  • The Great Plague Level : 11 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(5)
  • The Great Plane Race Level : 9 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(4)
  • The Great Wall of China Level : 6 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(1)
  • The History of Printing Level : 7 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(2)
  • The History of Transportation Level : 13 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(6)
  • The Industrial Revolution Level : 7 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(2)
  • The Invention of Writing Level : 6 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(1)
  • The Magic of Numbers Level : 6 non-fiction Seed World Hist...(1)

Sample Book

Below are samples of three books from the Xreading Library. You can read a few pages of each book.

Anne of Green Gables Sample Level 2
The Woman Who Disappeared Sample Level 5
Sk8 for Jake Sample Level 2

Tutorial

You can download the following tutorials

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Coming soon, video tutorials

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Subscription Types and Rates


A monthly subscription costs USD 5.00 or the approximate equivalent in local currency (JPY 500, KRW 5000, EUR 4.00, etc.) per student. However, discounts of up to 80% are available depending on the country, institution size, and length of the subscriptions. For more information, please contact us at [email protected]

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About Us

Paul Goldberg | Founder and President

Paul has been a proponent of extensive reading for nearly 20 years. Previous projects include online systems for doing extensive listening and a system for administering quizzes for graded readers. He currently teaches at Kwansei Gakuin University in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

Contact: [email protected]

Tom Robb | Consultant

Tom is a professor at Kyoto Sangyo University. He is the creator of the MReader online quiz application, an invaluable resource for Extensive Reading programs around the world with over twenty thousand registered users.

Rob Waring | Consultant

Rob Waring is a Professor at Notre Dame Seishin University. He is co-author of the Foundations series, series editor of Page Turners and Footprint series all by Heinle Cengage, and editor of the new Kid's Classic Reader by Seed Learning.

Charles Browne | Consultant

Charles is a Professor at Meiji Gakuin University. With a doctoral degree in TESOL, his areas of expertise include online language learning, vocabulary acquisition, extensive reading, and secondary English language education in Japan.

Thom Rawson | Technical Consultant

Thom teaches at Nagasaki International University in Sasebo, Nagasaki. His background is in Computer Science and Information Technology. His main area of research is technology-based learning, online curriculum design and delivery, and online tools for EFL learners.

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