What is Book Taco?
Book Taco is a FREE online resource designed to motivate young readers to be active participants in student book award programs and class reading lists while providing educators a dynamic, interactive platform where they can monitor student reading progress, assign activities, reward effort and consolidate student book reviews and voting.
Accessible by students 24/7 on PC, Apple, Chromebook, tablet, iPad or Kindle.
Students Love Book Taco!
On BookTaco.com, the more books a student reads, the more rewards the student earns in the form of game coins, cyber swag and class achievement prizes. With control over how to spend their game coins, the ability to customize their avatar, awareness of milestone badges, and personalized book review opportunities, Book Taco fosters student agency and voice while making reading fun and shifting leisure time focus back to books.
Invaluable Assessment, Analytics and Management Tool
You’re suddenly inundated with students looking for credit for reading nominated books, but, did they actually read the books? Due to your efforts, last year’s student book award saw record participation. But organizing, counting, and submitting the votes was a nightmare! Or, perhaps as the school’s Media Specialist you’d simply love to gain better insight into your students’ reading preferences? If these scenarios sound familiar, Book Taco has what you need.
Celebrate Reading Success!
Early reading is proven to have multiple benefits and is the key to a young learner’s academic future. At Book Taco, we provide the ultimate positive reinforcement platform which not only tracks reading achievement in a visually stimulating environment, but affords educators the opportunity to personalize praise, reward positive behavior, focus on improvement and infuse a sense of competitiveness.
Strategic Rewards and Sustained Engagement
The Book Taco approach to gamification focuses on sustained engagement while always putting the unique needs of the learners first. Students earn game coins for achievement, effort, and participation. These coins are redeemable in our game page that features a best-in-class suite of logic, strategy, sports and adventure games. Adding to the excitement, each game highlights the user name and personal avatar of the high scorer thus ratcheting up the competitiveness and capturing the learner’s interest in a fun, familiar environment.
*Our game page is completely customizable allowing educators the option of turning On/Off individual games or disabling the entire suite of games. There is also a Weekends Only setting.
- Gamified platform
- Sustained engagement
- Student ownership/agency
- Broader participation
ENGAGING, MOTIVATING, FUN
- Earn game coins
- Robust game page
- Progress indicators
- Celebrate success!