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Everything You Need for a Year of Growth and Achievement 2023


UNITING Educators, Students, and Families in Literacy

Foundational Learning.....................................................2 The Science of Reading.................................................6 Social-Emotional Development.............................10 Independent Reading....................................................14 Small-Group Instruction...............................................18 Teaching Resources.......................................................23 Family and Community Engagement...............26

At Scholastic Education Solutions, we believe that literacy takes teamwork. With our instructional solutions for Grades PreK–12, we’ll help you empower students, educators, and families to achieve better academic outcomes together. Whether you’re looking to accelerate student learning, improve teacher capacity, or engage families in the learning process, we have just what you need to achieve your literacy goals this year.



Build Early Foundations for Lifelong Literacy Achievement

Learning to read with fluency and comprehension is the first and most important step on a child’s journey to success in school, their career, and in life. Our resources can help your students master a set of complex skills that allows them to decode and understand words in a text, translate written words to spoken language, and make meaning from what they’ve read.


Preparing All Children for Success

Introduce children to the joy of reading with seasonal nonfiction magazines, videos, and hands-on activities. • Nurture your little learners’ curiosity with vibrant, photo-filled texts. • Grow big vocabularies with key words and encourage phonological awareness with rhyming songs and poems. • Bring reading to life with fun multimedia tools. • Model fluency with BIG issues to share during circle time. • Reduce prep time with ready-to-go lessons on letters, counting, patterns, and more. Open a World of Wonder and Discovery PreK Build Early Learners’ Essential Skills PreK Engage children with a full-year curriculum that builds the skills they need to thrive. Available in English or Spanish. • Build on the strengths of every child while supporting the development of their literacy, language, and math skills. • Target key academic, social, and emotional domains. • Provide opportunities to build self-concept, self-regulation, relationships with others, and social awareness. • Engage children with culturally diverse read-alouds, guided activities, and purposeful play that promote kindness, maturity, and resilience. Healthy Academic and Emotional Growth Grades PreK–3 Transform your teaching practice with the latest insight on child development from the director of the Yale Child Study Center. • Make child development accessible with information based on a deep understanding of brain research and psychology. • Help educators understand the nature of a problem, how they can address it, and when and where to go for help. • Get insight into learning disabilities, bullying, sibling rivalry, depression, and anger.


Acceleration for Students Who are Ready to Read

Developed with Literacy Expert Adria Klein, Ph.D. PreK Build a deeper understanding of language, letters, and how books work through guided small-group explorations. • Encourage students who are showing an interest in reading or starting to read. • Help early readers build confidence and fluency with text. • Choose from EDGE in English or Spanish.

Engage Young Readers with Literacy-Boosting Books Birth to 5 Years Spark young readers’ curiosity with libraries that combine stories and exciting nonfiction books. • Lead with literacy across developmental domains. • Engage children with specific strategies before, during, and after reading aloud. • Extend read-aloud concepts, language, and skills in center and free time.

Build Continuity from PreK to First Grade Educators “Supporting Early Literacy Development” is a professional learning session for early childhood teachers that explores how to use small group lessons as a bridge to guided reading. • Learn how to facilitate activities that address each area of a lesson plan. • Use early literacy assessment data to evaluate the skills addressed in each lesson. • Create and deliver your own lessons.


Comprehension Through Authentic and Engaging Literacy Experiences

Fiction and Nonfiction Thematic Pairs

BookFlix pairs animated stories with nonfiction ebooks to build a love of reading, knowledge, and literacy skills. • Engage children with delightful stories paired with informational texts that increase content knowledge, many available in Spanish. • Support English learners and beginning and striving readers with text- to-speech audio with word highlighting. • Reinforce comprehension and vocabulary with age-appropriate learning games. Grades PreK–3

Stories for Language, Literacy, and Social-Emotional Learning PreK Cozy Corner is an interactive read-aloud program that combines languages and literacy learning with social and emotional development. • Motivate striving readers with high-interest, age-appropriate texts. • Address the needs of striving readers with customized lessons and teaching strategies. • Scaffold instruction with multiple English language supports and unique Pre-A levels to empower young readers. • Help children understand their emotions with social-emotional discussion prompts.

Elevate Your Read Alouds Educators

Our “Comprehension and Read-Alouds” professional learning session explores the key elements of read-alouds and provides strategies for building comprehension in whole-group and small- group settings. • Plan and deliver a read-aloud lesson that strengthens comprehension and builds vocabulary. • Learn how to write questions that support “text talk” in the classroom. • Develop a plan to track student reading comprehension. • Discover new ways to help families take part in read-aloud at home.


A Strong Foundation for LIFELONG LITERACY

We understand that every child is at a different point in their reading journey and the importance of explicit literacy instruction for becoming a skillful reader. By providing a variety of instructional solutions based on the Science of Reading, we can help you give your students the support they need to flourish as lifelong readers and writers. Put the Science of Reading into Practice


Preparing All Students to be Successful Readers, Writers, and Thinkers

A Comprehensive Literacy Program

Grades K–6

Pair standards-informed instruction with unparalleled access to authentic, high-quality texts from Scholastic. • Support readers as they learn language and vocabulary and build reading comprehension skills. • Incorporate a spiraled curriculum that creates opportunities to master the common knowledge and language needed to develop personal connections to what students are reading, writing, and learning. • Effortlessly integrate into any literacy block with print and digital materials and a daily balance of reading, writing, and phonics instruction.

Reliably Develop Decoding Skills Grades K–2

Dr. Lindsey’s evidence-backed routines help young readers decode words efficiently so they can spend more energy on comprehending—and enjoying—what they read! • Give teachers the need-to-know essentials of how kids learn to read. • Learn the principles of high-quality foundational skills instruction. • Improve early reading instruction with teacher-approved instructional “swaps.”

Coaching That Leads to Instructional Excellence Educators Give your teachers the ongoing and personalized support they need with Scholastic’s coaching services. • Learn how to promote and apply research-based practices in the classroom. • Model and refine lessons through one-on-one partnerships and group lessons. • Work with instructional specialists to identify goals that lead to improved student achievement. • Empower teachers to set personal goals as they maximize their skills.


Focus on Phonics for K–2 Readers


Develop Foundational Skills

Grades PreK–2

These short, enjoyable stories provide children with a fun way to develop their phonics skills. • Develop phonemic awareness by making connections between sounds and letters. • Explore how to blend sounds to make words. • Help students recognize high-frequency words that are

commonly found in early reading and writing. • Develop fluency and an increased reading rate. • Available in English and Spanish

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Foster Early Reading with Systematic Instruction Grades K–2 Give early readers the opportunity to learn letter sounds and how to blend or put them together to make words. • Provide constant application of sounds and words taught to develop reading fluency. • Foster early reading success through independent, sound- controlled reading materials and systematic phonics instruction. • Help students become confident, independent readers.


Strategies for Enhancing Phonics Instruction

Grades K–2

Wiley Blevins explains how to identify and leverage quality decodable texts as an essential early learning tool. • Implement practical lessons and routines for using decodable texts to build children’s phonics and fluency skills. • Learn how to select strong decodable texts and what to do if you don’t have any. • Start your collection of high-quality decodable texts instantly with a fun and engaging reproducible decodable mini-book included.


Personalized Learning with Data to Differentiate Instruction

Adaptive Foundational Reading Instruction

Grades PreK–2

Help students secure the foundational reading skills to become fluent readers with strong comprehension. • Monitor mastery of phonological and comprehension skills through formative assessment and plot an adaptive path for each student. • Develop automaticity of the 44 sounds of the English language and systematically introduce more complex phonological and phonics skills. • Track progress across skills at the district, school, class, and student levels to meet critical reading goals.

Vocabulary and Knowledge Development Promote vocabulary acquisition and deepen comprehension by teaching words in context across ten content areas. • Focus on the 2,500 word families in English that make up 90% of the text that students will encounter in school. • Introduce students to words and their meanings within context, leading to richer interactions with text. • Provide actionable vocabulary at the student, class, school, and district levels. Grades K–5

Differentiate and Personalize Instruction Educators Use assessment results to identify student reading needs by: • Planning lessons that tailor early literacy instruction based on pacing, instructional content, and skills practice. • Using assessments to determine readiness levels and target instruction. • Identifying practices for managing personalized instruction in the classroom. • Integrating routines and technology to maximize literacy learning and engagement for all children.


Every Student Matters, EVERY MOMENT COUNTS

Promote Social-Emotional Learning and Provide Culturally Responsive Instruction Children are only free to realize their full potential when they can learn in an environment where they feel safe, supported, and heard. After all the disruption and isolation caused by the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to provide students with social-emotional and culturally responsive resources that help them develop supportive relationships, empathy for others, and respect for the many cultures that enrich our lives.


Providing Windows, Mirrors, and Sliding Doors for Every Student

Every Voice Has a Story Grades K–5

Each Rising Voices library provides high-interest, culturally relevant texts that celebrate the historically underrepresented. • Foster a classroom community that supports positive representation and equity. • Celebrate the academic, social, and linguistic backgrounds of all students througth culturally responsive instruction. • Guide students’ social-emotional development with books, lessons, and discussion prompts that build empathy and understanding.

Diversify Classroom Collections Grades K–8 Connect students with language that will capture their interests

and provide content that’s personally meaningful. • Promote positive values, strengths, and ideals.

• Provide authentic representation of diverse cultural heritages. • Empower students with characters who solve problems and overcome challenges.

A Culturally Responsive Equity Framework Grades K–12 Dr. Gholdy Muhammad presents an equity framework that is grounded in history and restores excellence to literacy education. • Promote four learning goals for personal, intellectual, and academic success: Identity Development, Skill Development, Intellectual Development, and Criticality. • Provide self-reflective questions for teachers and students. • Explore sample culturally and historically responsive plans. Teaching Practices that Honor All Students Grades K–5 When educators place love at the center of their work, they change lives—and that is precisely what the authors of this remarkable book aim to do. • Learn how to examine yourself, your systems, and your instruction with hands-on tools. • Discover effective ways to engage with students, families, and communities. • Explore ideas for transforming reading and writing workshops.


Strengths-Based Literacy Learning All Year Long

Continue the Literacy Journey All Summer Grades PreK–8 Combine reading and writing lessons with an interactive summer camp approach. • Provide lessons aligned to the social-emotional learning 7 Strengths framework. • Bring diverse texts into read-alouds and whole-group instruction. • Engage in community-building activities. • Give students plenty of choice for independent reading.

A Flexible, Powerful SEL Program Grades K–5

Students participate in SEL activities, read-alouds, group discussions, independent reading/writing, and games/songs. • Build social-emotional and literacy skills with a wealth of engaging book-related activities. • Create a sense of well-being, community, and belonging for all students. • Help students become confident readers and writers through interactive reading experiences. • Encourage students to read independently, express themselves, and develop a deeper understanding of the world with our strength-based units. Empower the Next Generation of Super Readers Grades K–8 In this second edition, Allyn and Morrell address how the 7 Strengths framework is needed now more than ever as students deal with the lasting effects of the pandemic. • Read updated research on the importance of student choice, culturally responsive reading, creating digital spaces, and using reading as a tool for civic engagement. • Get fresh examples of culturally diverse children’s books for each of the 7 Strengths. • Access new interactive reading lessons aligned to each of the 7 Strengths.


Comprehensive Extended Learning Platform Addressing ELA and Math Skills

Math and Literacy Summer Learning Grades K–8 Give your students a high-quality ELA and math summer program with this evidence-based solution. • Differentiate your program with ELA, math, and social-emotional instruction and enrichment activities that keep scholars engaged in whole-group, small-group, and independent learning. • Partner with our experts every step of the way through customized services such as coaching and professional development. • Simplify your program management with a robust digital platform that includes a program planner, resource library, scholar rostering, and more. Extend Learning Beyond the Classroom Grades K–8 This evidence-based ELA and math solution gives students extra enrichment and builds their academic success. • Connect scholars to the joy of learning with a flexible curriculum and engaging activities that support reading, math, and social- emotional learning. • Easily plan and manage quality programs with a software platform that includes an evidence-based program planner. • Encourage staff development with access to relevant professional learning resources. A Book for NOW so We Are Ready for Tomorrow Grades K–12 Learn how to create inclusive classrooms and challenge us all—teachers, administrators, parents, and policymakers—to embrace an antiracist agenda and encourage students to use the power of reading and writing as a way to take action. • Expand your understanding of what it means to be literate. • Explore the role of critical close reading in the shaping of our democracy. • Encourage social justice and activism for all students.


Anytime is a good time to read, draw, write, and share ideas! This book is filled with exciting things for you to read and wonderful things for you to do. • Do you like to read stories? Here’s your chance to read stories with characters who may be just like the people you know. Or you might read fantasy stories and meet funny animal characters that will make you laugh. • Do you ever wonder about the real things in your world? There are lots of nonfiction texts to help you learn about your world. You’ll see colorful photos and find lots of facts and information. You might read about robots one day and sharks the next day. • Do you love to draw, write, and share your ideas? There are lots of pages where you can share what you are thinking with your drawings and writing. You can share your ideas about the stories and texts you read or listened to.

Remember, every day will be different — so get ready and get set to enjoy your day!


In this book you’ll find the following kinds of articles: • Peer Review: Want to peer into your peers’ lives? Have a look at these profiles of students who have gone through or accomplished something major.

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• Life Hacks: Need advice? Here are practical articles you can use to live your best life.

• It’s Debatable: Like to argue? There are at least two sides to these issues.

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• Science World: Ready to expand your mind? Have a look at these real-life science stories.

• That’s History: Wait— what?! Here are untold stories, unsolved mysteries, and more secrets from the past.

Don’t miss the Bonus! articles, amazing short pieces to read for fun.

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Inspiring Independent Thinkers through INDEPENDENT READING

Expand Access to Authentic and Engaging Texts

Every student deserves access to a wide variety of diverse, appealing texts that reflect their interests, develop their critical thinking and writing skills, and instill a lifelong love for reading. We can help you provide compelling classroom libraries and resources that build content knowledge, motivate, and inspire by opening up new worlds of exploration and imagination.


Implementing Impactful Independent Reading Initiatives

Book Access for All Kids Grades K–8 Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp showcase the life-changing power of providing children with access to books. • Learn how to increase children’s meaningful engagement with books. • Implement routines, rituals, and lessons for developing a community of readers. • Discover practical tips on ways to develop positive reading identities, reading engagement, and academic growth. Foster Social-Emotional Learning and Empathy Grades K–6 Inspire students to become engaged and reflective independent readers with high-interest texts they can connect to emotionally and intellectually. • Promote independent reading with fiction and nonfiction texts that were carefully selected to engage readers. • Strengthen social-emotional skills with books about the 7 Strengths including kindness, belonging, and hope. • Build vocabulary, support emerging bilinguals, and more with an in-depth Teacher’s Guide. Access to More Than 2,800 Authentic eBooks Grades K–8 Ensure that every student is given choice and access to the books they want to read when and where they want to read them. • Match students to books that will capture their interest—including 2,800+ ebooks and connections to print titles found in most libraries. • Enhance vocabulary, critical thinking, and comprehension skills with instructional support, such as conferring questions and Teaching Tip Cards. • Monitor progress with three built-in assessments and detailed reports at the student, class, and district levels.

The 7 STRENGTHS Libraries


Structured Independent Reading with Conferring

Increase Achievement with Engagement Grades K–5 The library blends the four pillars of independent reading necessary for student achievement: Social-emotional learning, student engagement, culturally relevant texts, and genre study. • Engage students in culturally responsive reading and discussion with 150 books that represent diverse backgrounds, interests, and skills. • Outline roles and responsibilities for teacher and students during independent reading time • Equip teachers with step-by-step classroom management tips, library set-up, mini-lessons, and more!

Create a Reading Rich-Environment Grades K–6

Unpack each component of structured independent reading, including the learning environment, conferring, supporting, and engaging readers. • Define structured independent reading and explain how it differs from other types of individual reading time. • Establish a learning environment and procedures that promote independent reading. • Support student book selection, reading stamina, and goal-setting.

Reading and Writing Conferences for Students Grades 2–8 This book is packed with sample conferences, if/then strategies, rubrics, tips, and record-keeping forms for starting conferences and keeping them going. • Discover a teacher-friendly, step-by-step framework for conducting individual reading and writing conferences—and connecting the two. • Get practical tips for listening, assessing, and taking cues from students to provide more targeted literacy instruction. • Help new and veteran teachers use conferring as a critical tool for teaching and assessing more equitably.


Engaging Students in Voluminous Reading by Providing Access and Choice

Build an Engaging Library from the Ground Up Grades K–8 Increase reading achievement with outstanding fiction and nonfiction trade books that provide variety and engagement to

Using Your Classroom Library

meet your students’ individual needs and interests. • Provide students at every level with books they can read with accuracy and success. • Build background knowledge with high-interest, content-area titles. • Engage English learners with a rich choice of engaging titles in Spanish.

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Engaging Texts That Build Knowledge Grades PreK–12 Get fresh, high-interest learning content delivered all year long in print and digital formats with Scholastic Magazines+. • Engage readers with hundreds of relevant, high-quality texts and learning extensions. • Build background knowledge with real-world videos. • Support all readers with differentiated reading levels, Text-to-Speech audio, and support for multilingual learners. • Strengthen writing and critical thinking skills with rich, interactive activities. • Integrate with ease—Magazines+ resources can be assigned using any LMS. A Volume-Based Approach to Reading Grades PreK–8 These research-based strategies will help your students become independent readers. • Dive deeper into the research, theory, and practice featured in From Striving to Thriving. • Follow this easy-to-use guide to learn foundational actions for increasing reading volume. • Launch students into a cycle of reading success with diagnostic questions, instructional options, and targeted practices.


Small Steps toward GREAT THINGS

Enhance Reading Success with Small-Group Instruction

Small-group instruction not only allows you to differentiate learning, it’s also the perfect time to encourage your students to share their strengths with one another. Through our research- based programs and supports, teachers can meet the needs of every student, no matter where they are on their literacy journey, and help them develop the skills they need to be successful, joyful readers.


Whole-School Solutions for High-Quality Small-Group Instruction

Give Striving Readers a Winning EDGE Grades K–6 This inclusive small-group solution supports striving readers while keeping them within the classroom’s reading community. • Motivate striving readers with high-interest, age-appropriate texts. • Address the needs of striving readers with customized lessons and teaching strategies. • Scaffold instruction with multiple English language supports and unique Pre-A reading levels to empower young readers. • Help children understand their emotions with social-emotional discussion prompts. • Promote whole-class connections with digital supports. Your Whole-School Small-Group Solution Grades K–6 Our complete small-group reading solution gives teachers the resources and digital data management tools they need to effectively differentiate instruction. • Motivate and engage readers with a library of over 1,000 authentic books hand-picked by Scholastic. • Discover strategies to scaffold lessons, highlight key vocabulary and comprehension skills, and enhance students’ academic language. • Encourage understanding through personalized learning and a series of comprehension questions. • Explore 52 professional titles and get 24/7 digital access to our Accelerator search tool. A Quick and Affordable System Designed to Inform Instruction Immediately Grades K–6 Help teachers pinpoint students’ reading levels quickly with this easy-to-use reading assessment kit. • Get clear suggestions for guided reading groups, planning effective lessons, and moving students to more challenging texts. • Make assessment engaging and approachable with high-interest literary and informational texts. • Give teachers the power to make data-driven decisions.


Targeted Intervention that Moves the Needle

Powerful Short-Term Targeted Intervention Grades 1 and Up RISE and RISE Up facilitate targeted small-group instruction for striving readers. • Help students gain the confidence, proficiency, and skills they need to meet grade-level benchmarks within six to eight weeks. • Improve comprehension, word-solving, fluency, and writing. • Develop the four language processes—reading, writing, speaking, and listening—with daily scaffolded instruction. • Support English learners and students of all abilities. • Access online texts, resources, and professional learning videos. Propel Your Reading Instruction Forward Grades K–6 Empower teachers with practical advice to improve reading instruction in Jan Richardson’s bestselling Next Step Forward series. • Transform your guided reading program with Richardson’s proven Assess-Decide-Guide framework in The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading . • Elevate phonics instruction with practical advice for more effective lesson planning in The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics . • Learn how to take readers form striving to thriving in just six to eight weeks with The Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention . High-Interest Stories for Striving Readers Grades 6–12 Empower your reluctant readers with accessible texts about current, high-interest topics. • Keep students’ attention with relatable multigenre stories featuring real, diverse young people. • Swap between three intervention reading levels with scaffolding for collaborative group work to foster reading confidence and build stamina. • Engage every student and expand background knowledge with video, audio, and slideshows. • Inspire long-term success and strengthen ELA skills with differentiated activities and practice. Reading Level 3-5


Engaging and Rigorous Texts for Applying Reading Skills and Strategies

Build Strong Readers, Writers, and Thinkers Grades 1–6 Inspire students to become confident, successful readers with this thrilling ELA resource. • Spark meaningful conversation in small-group literacy blocks with fascinating authentic texts that span the genres. • Target each student’s needs with powerful, flexible differentiation tools to build confidence and fluency. • Deploy in any scope and sequence with fresh content all year long and a curriculum-aligned archive of past stories and activities. • Sharpen ELA skills with engaging learning extensions like video, vocabulary practice, interactive slide decks, and essential questions. Short Texts with a Long-Term Impact Grades K–6 Enhance small-group instruction with authentic leveled texts that make differentiation easy and reading a joy. • Match students to the right text with 10 short reads at every level from A to Z. • Move students through increasingly complex texts. • Build vocabulary, oral language, and writing skills with lessons for each short read. • Also available: Short Reads Digital featuring interactive text features, rostering, and reporting. Build a Common Language and Set of Expectations for Closely Reading a Text Grades K–12 Create text-dependent questions and demonstrate how to read a text with a keen eye for nuance and detail. • Understand the concept of complex texts and how to determine text complexity. • Define a common language and understanding of a close- reading framework. • Write text-based questions for grade- and content-appropriate texts.


Reading Across the Content Areas

Current Events for Kids Grades 1–6 Build knowledge, engagement, and skills with current nonfiction texts on science, social studies, and student well-being. • Engage readers with current articles and videos about real kids like them! • Boost nonfiction reading skills with rich informational text features and instructional support. • Build essential content-area knowledge with connections to your curriculum in every issue.

Boost Math Engagement. Raise Math Achievement. Grades 3–9

Where Emerging Researchers Begin Grades 3–6 Supplement your science and social studies curricula with hundreds of nonfiction eBooks and dynamic multimedia content. • Build strong content knowledge with 220+ social studies and science units. • Improve literacy skills with a variety of authentic texts. • Engage learners with videos, project ideas, and so much more! • Easily implement in class, at home, or in the library. Science for the Next Generation Grades 5–10 Transform the way your students acquire scientific knowledge with a wealth of curriculum-driven science content on one interactive digital platform. • Build students’ understanding of science with 80 units of study and 20,000+ science-related assets. • Inspire a lifelong interest in science with hands-on projects, videos, and more. • Elevate instruction with content that emphasizes STEM thinking and Next Generation Science Standards. Deepen students’ interest in math and watch their skills grow with the only print and digital magazines that connect math to real life. • Boost students’ interest in math with engaging formats like graphic novels and videos. • Build essential math skills with motivating problem sets that promote mathematical thinking. • Cover a wide range of grades with DynaMath for Grades 3–5 and Scholastic MATH for Grades 6–9.


SUPPORT for Educators, RESULTS for Students

Give Teachers the Tools They Need to Excel

When it comes to education, we often talk about student learning—but learning and growing as educators is just as important. That’s why we offer a wealth of professional learning opportunities and actionable data to inform instruction. With ongoing professional development, educators can continuously deepen their practice and ensure their instruction aligns with the latest research and standards. With access to insightful data, teachers can pinpoint students’ needs and strengths and effectively personalize every child’s path to literacy.


Powerful Data to Inform Instruction

Independent and Instructional Reading

Reflect on how your literacy block went this week with a quick summary of data that highlights student reading, activity, and performance. Your Weekly Snapshot

Gain insight about progress in Scholastic Literacy Pro with the Teacher Dashboard's week-at-a-glance report. Your students' high-level data rolls up including time spent reading, progress towards goals, comprehension, and independent reading levels.




All the Student Data You Need in One Place Educators

The Scholastic Teacher Dashboard provides a single location where teachers can get an overview of the most important data analytics from Scholastic F.I.R.S.T.®, W.O.R.D.®, Literacy Pro®, and Next Step Guided Reading Assessment. Best of all, it is included free with the purchase of one or all of those programs. • Make data-driven instructional decisions with analytics from all your Scholastic digital programs in one place. • Monitor progress with weekly snapshots of student performance and program usage. • Effortlessly group students by reading level, skill, or interest—our grouping tool can even recommend groups based on student data. • Seamlessly integrate the dashboard with other Scholastic programs. It offers instructional recommendations for Scholastic Literacy and the Scholastic Bookroom 4 and 5.


Professional Learning Customized to Your Needs

Build the Capacity and Expertise of Educators Educators Looking for professional development in an area we didn’t cover in this catalog? Scholastic Professional Learning Services has you covered. We provide an expansive selection of professional courses and coaching customized to the needs of your school or district. • Transform literacy instruction with courses on implementing curriculum programs, improving instructional practice, and leading system-wide excellence. • Identify and systematically address barriers to learning with workshops that help you create an integrated system of learning support. • Empower families to become learning partners with workshops, assessments, and other initiatives led by our team of experts.

Start a New Chapter in Your Professional Growth Educators Scholastic offers a wide selection of professional books by some of the most respected names in education. Whether you’re an administrator, teacher, or staff member, you’ll find a wealth of titles to support your professional growth. • Get the latest insight from top thought leaders like Ruth Culham, Karen Mapp, Goldy Muhammad, Stepahnie Harvey, and Pam Allyn. • Address today’s more important professional topics including the Science of Reading, Social Emotional and Academic development, and culturally responsive instruction. • Build school-wide capacity with discounted 10- and 30-packs of our most popular professional books.


UNITING for a Brighter Future

Everyone benefits when families, communities, and schools work together to help students succeed. Research shows that when families are engaged in meaningful ways to actively support their children’s learning and development, students thrive both in and out of the classroom. Our leadership training, home activity kits, and mentorship programs can help you unite your community to create a brilliant future for the children in your care. Support Student Achievement through Family Engagement


Making an Impact by Building Home Libraries

Support Independent Reading at Home Grades PreK–8 Help build students’ home libraries with book packs that include family engagement activities, tips, and support. • Meet the home literacy needs of children, regardless of their access to technology. • Get book packs, packaged for easy distribution, delivered directly to schools or a single site. • Support independent reading at home with up to four theme packs that can be delivered throughout the school year.

Interactive Family Literacy Events Grades PreK–5

Get everything you need to have a successful literacy event— take-home books, activities, a planning guide, and more! • Support students’ fluency and comprehension with grade- specific literacy and writing strategies. • Encourage families and children to read together with fun interactive activities. • Reinforce reading at home with take-home resources including high-interest books and family tip sheets. • Build partnerships between educators and families with strategies aligned to the Dual Capacity–Building Framework.

Engage Families for Student Success Grades K–12 This cornerstone resource provides guidance on how to plan home-school partnership opportunities and events throughout the year to positively impact student achievement. • Learn how to examine your core beliefs and develop the mindset necessary to bond with families. • Find out how to welcome and honor families and build respectful, trusting relationships. • Get tips on transforming your family conferences and IEP meetings. • Create a plan to maintain strong family ties throughout the year.


Thoughtful and Consistent Family Engagement from Day One

One Kit. Limitless Possibilities. Ages 3–5 These kits help parents prepare their children to thrive in kindergarten and beyond. • Give families everything they need to integrate learning into their daily routines. • Build foundational skills including phonological awareness and early comprehension through activities organized by skill.

• Help children identify their feelings and emotions. • Provide families with tips for learning with common household objects.

Support Children’s Early Development Grades K–1 These kits help children prepare for and succeed in kindergarten and throughout their education. • Teach families how to integrate learning into their daily routines. • Reinforce the skills that students are learning in school with a bilingual Family Guide. • Give families the guidance they need to partner with schools. • Help children to identify feelings and emotions with meaningful activities. • Encourage self-expression with a journal for drawing and writing.

The Dr. Karen Mapp Workshop Series Educators Learn how to engage families in meaningful partnerships that support student success. • Build a yearlong plan for sustained family engagement. • Explore ways to help families practice activities that support their children’s learning at home. • Learn more about planning and hosting family engagement events that are aligned to student learning goals.


Meaningful and Sustainable Community Engagement

A Read-Aloud Mentoring Program Grades PreK–7 R.E.A.L. gives you the tools to recruit community members who serve as role models to instill a love of reading in students. • Foster meaningful discussions between students and community members using engaging, motivating books. • Promote reading improvement, academic motivation, improved self- esteem, and ongoing and consistent community involvement. • Support mentors with a guide featuring book summaries and suggested discussion points. • Encourage readers to share their ideas with a student guide and fun activities. Build and Sustain Community Partnerships Educators Mobilize your community to engage with your schools! • Discover ten practical steps for seeking out and developing powerful partnerships. • Turn your goals into reality through ongoing, sustained community partnerships. • Learn hands-on strategies for community-funded school improvements.


The resources listed in this brochure represent only a limited sample of how we can help you establish a dynamic learning environment where all students thrive . To learn more and discuss how we can meet the specific needs of your school or district, contact us at (800) 387-1437.

Scholastic Education Solutions provides research-based print and digital literacy solutions that support both whole-class and small-group instruction as well as independent learning, with the ultimate goal of helping every student to become a lifelong reader, writer, and thinker.

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