myON® by Renaissance® offers a suite of products to support literacy. GISD has partnered with myON as part of our Literacy for Life initiative.
Community access to myON Books
Access to thousands of books through MyON is available free of charge to community members. See the myON Books page for more information.
GISD student and staff access to myON Reader and myON News
myON® by Renaissance® provides every pre-K–12 with access to thousands of digital books and daily news articles. These texts can be read on web-enabled devices such as tablets, laptops and desktop computers. Students have easy access to myON through Ready Hub.
From their own age-appropriate dashboards on Renaissance myON® Reader, students can select recommended books that match their interests and reading level. They can also browse and search the entire collection and tag books to add to their own lists for future reading. Students can download up to 20 books at a time to read offline.
Renaissance myON® News, powered by News-O-Matic, delivers age-appropriate news articles for students, reporting on timely topics and current events. Five new articles are added daily, Monday–Friday, 52 weeks a year, and have been reviewed by a child psychologist to ensure safe and appropriate content.
Please note that the only way to download books is by using the myON Reader app on a mobile device (excluding phones). These include iPad, Android tablets, Chromebooks and Amazon Kindle Fire HD. Users can still read and/or listen to books through the web browser (www.myon.com) on their mobile phones.
See the myOn Help site to learn more.
Note: New users will be prompted to take an interest inventory and Lexile placement (reading ability) assessment to get started.
Grade: PK - 12
Students: Use school Username and Password
Teachers: Use school Username and Password
For more information, contact: Dr. Melissa Hill
- Library Class - once per week
- Daily - Books may be returned and new ones selected daily as teachers and time allow.
From library day to the next day - one week. All books checked out to the student are due into the library on his/her library day - even those checked out during the week. They may, however, renew them up to two times.
- Kindergarten: 1 book - Students will begin to check out books during the first of September. These books will need to stay at school. In November, students will be able to check out books that can be taken home.
- 1st Grade: 1 book at first and then 2 books after the first six weeks.
- 2nd - 5th Grades: 2 books - one within the student target reading range (AR) and 1 of choice regardless of level or subject.
- Parents: Parents will be allowed to check out up to 3 books for a 2 week period. Also come in and check out our Parent Resource book, "Parenting with Love and Logic." Come visit the library for more details and to get registered.
- No fines for returning books late.
- Damaged or ruined books will be assessed by the librarian from $0.10 up to the price of the book.
Reading incentive programs
The Book It! National Reading Incentive Program motivates children to read by rewarding them for their reading accomplishments. Teachers set monthly reading goals, and the students who meet these goals receive a pizza certificate redeemable at participating Pizza Hut restaurants.
The Six Hour Reading Club is designed to encourage students to discover the joys of reading. Each student who reads just 6 hours (360 minutes) will earn a coupon good for one free admission to a participating Six Flags Theme Park.
The Texas Bluebonnet Award Reading Program was established in 1979 to encourage Texas children to read more book, explore a variety of current books, develop powers of discrimination, and identify their favorite books. Students entering the reading program must each read a minimum of five books from the current master list before they can vote for their favorite title. Teachers and parents are urged to build interest by reading some of the books aloud. The author of the book receiving the most votes statewide is declared the winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award and is honored at the TLA annual conference. Students that read 5 Bluebonnets will earn the right to vote on their favorite and attend a special breakfast in the spring. Read 10 and earn a free book or poster at the Spring Book Fair. Read 15 and earn 2 free books or posters at the Spring Book Fair. Read all 20 books and I'll treat you to a pizza party!
Find books, ebooks, and other resources by visiting your school's library catalog. If you need help with any of these resources, please contact your school librarian.
Online instructional resources
Online Instructional Resources are available to all students, teachers, parents, and administrators from any district or non-district computer.
Local library links