Summer Literacy Resources

Summer ReadingEven in the summer it is important to maintain reading skills.  
20 minutes of reading per day will help your child maintain and even improve their reading abilities.

Can’t make it to the library?  BISD has eBooks. Anytime, Anywhere access!!

MackinVIA Logo

MackinVIA is BISD’s online portal for all digital resources.  

  • eBooks
  • Audiobooks
  • Videos
  • Useful  websites
  • District textbooks
  • Maker activities
  • Virtual field trips
  • Digital resources under databases - like Tumblebooks, Pebble Go, DK Find out 

You can access MackinVIA by 


MackinVIA uses Google authentication so students must be logged into their Google accounts.

Click here for directions to log into your child’s Google account

After Logging In to MackinVIA, you will be at the school’s home page

MV Home

Links to all BISD textbooks and Accelerated Reader are in the Featured Group.
Click on eBooks on the left side to view all eBooks. 
Search by AR level by clicking on Advanced Search → Accelerated Reader and using the sliding bar to set the range.

Accelerated Reader

To select a book to read:
Some books have limited numbers available and you “check them out”.
They can be accessed from the student’s backpack.
Some books can simply be Opened Now and read immediately. 


Books will open in a new window.  Some books have audio features and will read the books to the students. 

You can also download it to your device for offline reading. Look for the download button next to each title in your list of checkouts in your backpack. 

Click More Info to read a summary of the book, see page numbers and exact AR level and Quiz ID numbers

In the left menu bar:

  • Click on Audiobooks to access your school's audiobook collection. 
  • Click on Databases to access things like Tumblebooks, DK Finds Out and Pebble Go
  • Click on Links to explore links to website, activities, Google Classroom and more.
  • Click on Videos to explore videos your school has added.


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