Welcome to our blog.

This is where you’ll find updates about new features and ideas for using Subtext. Don’t forget to also check out our Subtext Buzz section, for blog posts created for teachers, by teachers. And as always, we hope you’ll tell us what you think.

Subtext 4.0

Posted October 10, 2014 under New Features, Smilestones, Subtext News

My Library

You can now download Subtext 4.0 from the App Store! We’re starting off the Fall with a few new additions, all based on popular teacher requests:

  • Improved feedback to students: Sort replies in any comment thread by alphabetical order of students’ names. Reply to students individually for more direct & relevant feedback.
  • Leveled books & articles: Find an ATOS reading level for any article you bring in from the Web.
  • Organize your content: Find your content more easily by filtering ‘My Library’ by group or tag. Put texts into units or…

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Subtext 3.5 is here!

Posted May 7, 2014 under New Features, Smilestones, Subtext News

The latest update of the Subtext app is now available on the app store! You’ll notice a lot of changes to the app in Subtext 3.5, most noticeably the “My Library” view and the “About Book” blade:

The new library view makes it easier to browse all of the content already in your library. To give your books and articles more space, we’ve removed the “Read”, “Assign”, and “Discuss” icons beneath the covers as well as the “Track Progress” and “Assignments” dashboards.


If you tap on any cover, you’ll access…

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Article of the Week Theme: Bullying

Posted October 21, 2013 under Article of the Week, Common Core, New Features

This week’s articles include ideas to support students in annotating the text, as well as suggested discussion questions. Some articles include links to other relevant articles, enabling students to consider and analyze multiple perspectives on the topic of bullying.

For article titles and instructions on how to access these resources in Subtext, see below.

Bullying Lockers

Grades 4-5: “Rockwell Elementary takes a stand against bullying”

Read it using our web reader (in beta)!: https://web.subtext.com/read/124094/

View original article: http://www.redmond-reporter.com/news/227396801.html

Supporting Annotation: While you read, highlight three reasons provided in the text that explain why Rockwell Elementary is starting…

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Article of the Week Theme: Government Shutdown

Posted October 9, 2013 under Article of the Week, Common Core, New Features

Welcome the inaugural launch of Subtext’s Article of the Week, a new free round-up of grade-level content related to current events that teachers and students can immediately use in their classrooms.

New articles launch every Friday!  See below for article links and resources, all of which are ready to go inside Subtext!

To access these articles, simply join the Article of the Week teacher group, where you can get weekly articles and discussion…

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New release: Subtext 2.0

Posted December 21, 2012 under New Features, Subtext News

Hi everyone,

We have been hard at work for the last couple of months on a new version of our product – Subtext 2.0.  First, a quick thank you to all of the teachers who have given us feedback. Your input is incredibly valuable, and we ask that you keep it coming.

So what’s new in Subtext 2.0? You now have unprecedented visibility into how your students are reading. By focusing the app around the interactions inside a text and adding a ‘Recent Group Activity’ dashboard, we hope to give you the information you need to individualize your students’…

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