Understanding BookNook’s Instructional Model

BookNook’s instructional model is grounded in the Science of Reading, ensuring a structured and evidence-based approach to building reading proficiency.

Student and Virtual Tutor

Three Key Lesson Types

Students engage in three distinct lesson types on our online learning platform, each designed to enhance the five key components of reading. These lessons work in tandem to provide a well-rounded approach to developing reading skills, all while keeping students engaged through a broad range of instructional materials.

Phonological Awareness/Phonics Lessons

Designed to provide students explicit instruction and practice in phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and phonics.

Fluency Practice

Crafted to provide students practice in oral reading fluency.

Comprehension Lessons

Tailored to focus on vocabulary and comprehension, forming the bedrock of understanding texts.


Cultural Competency & Diversity

Our library boasts a diverse collection of content-rich texts that includes both foundational skills and authentic literature, with both fiction and non-fiction texts. Curated with cultural competency, it features representation from over a dozen publishers of diverse, high-quality texts.




During comprehension lessons, students answer text-dependent questions during the reading. These stopping points spark group discussions and critical thinking, aligning with the lesson’s skills and standards. The questions foster active engagement and critical analysis. They encourage collaboration, help students determine the meaning of unknown words, and support them in backing their answers with evidence from the text.


For All Learners

At the core of BookNook is our commitment to all learners. We believe that equity goes beyond text selection. It’s also based on how students engage in our product through our curriculum. 

Comprehensive Library

Represents the diverse communities we serve.


Our lessons include Spanish language scaffolding, seamlessly integrated to foster learning.

Multi-Sensory Engagement

Engages through the use of audio and visuals.

Embedded Scaffolds

Supports learners in accessing the text and standards through diverse supports throughout the lesson.

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