Scholastic BookFlix helps children learn to read through showing video adaptations of fiction books, allowing children to read along with what is being spoken aloud from interactive electronic books, featuring vocabulary games and other learning activities and allowing children to compare the video story to a related non-fiction book to help develop their research skills. The product engages students so that they can learn to read in an interactive environment, and teachers get access to resources to effectively incorporate BookFlix activities into their lesson plans.
Scholastic BookFlix has its videos and books grouped by age appropriateness and centered around nine themes, three of which include adventure, ABCs and imagination. The video adaptations are of classic children's stories. Students can also read author biographies, find Spanish titles and explore suggested educational websites. Children can either use the tool at school or access it at some public libraries where they are members. Some libraries allow members to use BookFlix from home as well.
A similar product is called TrueFlix, and it also uses videos and interactive electronic books to help students improve their reading skills. However, it also is focused on teaching students about a specific subject area. It features a read-along option, word definitions, quizzes and tests. Teachers can find lesson plans and projects associated with TrueFlix.