Glose is one of my favorite online reading platforms because of all the free content it provides as well as the options it allows for tailoring the service to your students’ needs. Like other reading platforms, there are tons of books to purchase but what really sets Glose apart is the large library of free classics, most of which are required reading in schools. You can see a full listing of the free books here, but the list ranges from Shakespeare to Dickens to Doyle to Orwell and includes just about every required reading book I remember from middle and high school. Teachers can also upload EPUB files of books that they want students to read if the books are not available on Glose (Project Gutenberg is a great place to look for free EPUB files). Once students have the ebooks on their devices, Glose allows them to highlight and annotate the text with options for displaying it publicly or keeping it private. Students can also select filters to see only comments from their classmates or comments that they have made. Signing up for the service requires an email address, but teachers of younger students can create one login for the whole class to use since it is possible to be signed in on the same account from multiple devices at once.
Grade Level: 6-12, or earlier depending on teacher uploaded materials
Price: Signing up is free, but some newer books cost up to $15