Scholastic Debuts Comprehensive Literacy Solutions
Scholastic has launched a suite of
comprehensive literacy solutions that are customizable and connected to new
learning standards, according to information from the company.
The suite includes new and updated products and services in the areas of
instructional reading and writing, professional learning, family and community
engagement and learning supports and independent reading.
reading and writing resources include curriculum mapping and pacing tools
designed to make it easier for individual districts, schools or educators to
customize Scholastic Education products for individual needs. This fall, the
company will also launch Guided Reading: Lecturas Cortas for English Language
Learners. Scholastic's classroom magazines and their digital learning
extensions in social studies, science, reading and math round out the
instructional reading and writing component of the suite.
Professional plans to add new books throughout this year. The first new
book will be Every Child a Super Reader by literacy expert Pam Allyn and
educator Ernest Morrell. Another new book planned for the upcoming year is
Page-to-Stage Writing Workshop by Newbery medal-winning author and educator
Kwame Alexander. Scholastic Professional will also expand its work with
literacy advocates and researchers in the field of instruction, and it will
offer district-wide, customized professional development programs with the goal
of creating "ongoing, systemic change in literacy instruction."
The company is expanding its family and community engagement service, Scholastic FACE, to
include "district and statewide programs of learning supports to build
comprehensive community plans for helping children inside and outside the
school." One of those programs is a three-day workshop series related to family
engagement. Another component of this service is Scholastic's Integrated
Learning Supports service to help school leaders "identify and reduce barriers to
learning so that all students can achieve."
reading component of the suite includes the company's existing leveled book
rooms, classroom magazines, reading club and book fairs, as well as e-reading
subscription services such as Storia School Edition, BookFlix, TrueFlix and
Further information about Scholastic's suite of comprehensive literacy
solutions can be found on the Scholastic
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].