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Scholastic Debuts New English Language Arts Resources

Scholastic has unveiled two new English and language arts resources, featuring texts, assessments and technology tools, designed for students in grades K-6.

The first, Leveled Bookroom 3rd Edition, includes 5,400 leveled texts of various types and genres and includes digital resources and research-based instruction. It includes "multiple copies of 6-book sets of authentic leveled texts for small-group instruction, teaching cards for every title, Next Step Guided Reading Assessment kits from guided reading practitioners Jan Richardson and Maria Walther, new digital tools like the Text Set Finder, allowing teachers to create custom text-sets based on theme, genre, text type, and author, and a new implementation guide that provides support at every step for effective differentiated instruction," according to a news release.

The second, Guided Reading Short Stories, is designed to help students understand informational texts and encourage reading. It includes instructional support and strategies and Student Information Text Cards, which provide short, complex paragraphs linked to Scholastic's Guided Reading Nonfiction 2nd Edition.

"Scholastic has a long history of providing programs and resources that empower elementary school and language arts teachers, and give students the tools they need to become lifelong readers and writers while opening up a world of interests," said Francie Alexander, senior vice president & chief academic officer at Scholastic, in a prepared statement. "Guided Reading Short Reads and our unique Leveled Bookroom provide students with authentic fiction and informational texts to build knowledge and academic vocabulary, preparing them for rigorous standards, college, careers and life."

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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