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Scholastic Launches Leveled Bookroom 4.0 for K–6 Classrooms with Print Books, Instructional Materials, and More

April 12, 2017

Educators Can Enter Sweepstakes to Win a Whole-School Literacy Transformation, Including a Free Leveled Bookroom 4.0

 New York, NY – April 12, 2017 – Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced the launch of Leveled Bookroom 4.0, a comprehensive literacy resource for grades K–6 that combines high-quality, leveled books with print and digital instructional materials to support educators. In celebration of this launch, K–6 school educators in the U.S. have the opportunity to win a whole-school literacy transformation, including a free Leveled Bookroom 4.0 containing more than 6,000 authentic texts, by entering the Whole School Transformation Contest before May 31, 2017.

To learn more about Scholastic Leveled Bookroom 4.0, visit: http://scholastic.com/leveledbookrooms.

“In working with teachers across the country every day to enhance literacy instruction, we have consistently heard their need to be able to match their students’ diverse reading levels and interests to engaging, complete fiction and nonfiction books rather than relying on excerpts from textbooks,” said Greg Worrell, President, Scholastic Education. “The digital teaching resources in Leveled Bookroom 4.0 help teachers connect these high-interest books to their instructional planning, ultimately fostering reading growth and encouraging all students to discover a lifelong love of reading.”

Research from the Scholastic Teacher & Principal School Report recently revealed that teachers are most in need of culturally relevant titles, recently published books, multiple copies of popular titles, and high-interest, low-reading-level books. Moreover, one-third of teachers have fewer than 50 books available for students in their classroom libraries. Leveled Bookroom 4.0 increases student access to a wide-range of reading materials with more than 6,000 authentic texts for whole-school learning, containing both full-length, leveled popular books and engaging Guided Reading Short Reads for close-reading lessons. Additional tools and resources within each customizable bookroom help educators manage time in the classroom and facilitate small-group instruction. These include:

  • New digital management platform: The Accelerator, an online instructional planning tool for educators, provides 24/7 access to instructional materials and the ability to quickly search, sort, and track books on the shelves.
  • Teacher support: Available resources for educators include step-by-step setup and implementation guides, Next Step Guided Reading Assessment to identify students’ instructional reading levels, teaching cards for every title, and optional professional learning packages available for purchase—from full day sessions to job-embedded coaching.
  • Redesigned packaging: Bookrooms come pre-assembled and pre-stickered with Guided Reading levels for quick and intuitive setup and organization.

Leveled Bookroom 4.0 is the latest addition to Scholastic’s suite of Guided Reading Programs for schools and districts. Guided Reading is a research-based method designed to help all students become strategic, joyful, and independent readers. Teachers select engaging books for students based on reading behaviors, interests, and skill levels, allowing them to understand and enjoy the story while using problem-solving strategies to tackle any challenges during independent reading time and small group instruction. For more information about Scholastic Guided Reading Programs, including Short Reads Digital, Content Areas 2nd Edition, Short Reads Fiction, and more, visit: www.scholastic.com/guidedreading.

For more information about Scholastic, visit the Company’s media room: http://mediaroom.scholastic.com.

Contact: Brittany Sullivan, 212-343-4848, bsullivan@scholastic.com


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