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Scholastic Releases Two New Professional Books on K–12 Literacy Instruction

Scholastic has released two new professional books for K–12 educators: ‘Every Child a Super Reader’ by Pam Allyn & Dr. Ernest Morrell, and Kwame Alexander’s ‘Page-to-Stage Writing Workshop.’

New York, NY – November 19, 2015Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, has released two new professional books for K–12 educators. Every Child a Super Reader by Pam Allyn & Dr. Ernest Morrell is a new resource that will empower educators, giving them the tools to transform instruction and help students become “Super Readers.” Kwame Alexander’s Page-to-Stage Writing Workshop brings the inspiration and best writing practices of the Newbery Medal-winning author’s Book-in-a-Day Program to classrooms, helping educators build skills by showing students how to publish and present their own writing. Beginning today, both books are prominently featured at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention in Minneapolis, MN, where the authors will appear on panels and meet with educators.

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“Pam Allyn, Ernest Morrell and Kwame Alexander each bring a unique perspective to literacy that is sure to help teachers re-envision what engaging reading and writing instruction can look like in their classrooms,” said Greg Worrell, President of Scholastic Education. “By publishing resources with valuable insight and expertise such as Every Child a Super Reader and Kwame Alexander’s Page-to-Stage Writing Workshop, Scholastic Professional is meeting the need for ongoing professional learning that is practical and easily accessible to teachers. High-quality professional books, curricular resources and expert-led consulting services are essential components of Scholastic’s Comprehensive Literacy Solutions to ensure that educators have the tools they need to help students become lifelong learners.”

Every Child a Super Reader by Pam Allyn & Dr. Ernest Morrell

  • Authored by Pam Allyn, Executive Director and Founder of LitWorld, and Ernest Morrell, Professor of English Education and Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) at Teachers College, Columbia University, Every Child a Super Reader demonstrates how to develop students’ seven key strengths that transform them into “Super Readers”—avid, passionate and critical readers. The book is an ideal tool to meet children where they are in skill level or learning environment, whether in the classroom, an afterschool program or at home. Every Child a Super Reader includes reading and writing lessons, robust assessment tools, embedded videos and ready‐to‐share family resources. Available in December 2015 with pre-orders open now: http://bit.ly/EveryChildSuperReader

 Kwame Alexander’s Page-to-Stage Writing Workshop: Awakening the Writer, Publisher, and Presenter in Every Student by Kwame Alexander

  • Through print and digital lesson resources including engaging “KwameTime” videos, 2015 Newbery Medal-winner Kwame Alexander helps educators harness students’ creativity to inspire confident writers and public speakers. Students will learn how to create a published book, present their writing in a public forum, and—throughout the process—discover how to experiment with language and use poetry as the gateway to skillful reading, writing, listening and speaking. Kwame Alexander’s Page-to-Stage Writing Workshop will motivate students by supporting their personal voice and encouraging them to publish their collective works through a teacher-friendly publishing platform that makes cost-effective printing services available to participating classrooms. Available in March 2016 with pre-orders open now: http://bit.ly/PagetoStageWritingWorkshop

Every Child a Super Reader and Kwame Alexander’s Page-to-Stage Writing Workshop are the newest resources available for pre-order through Scholastic Education’s new professional learning group, Scholastic Professional, offering expert-led services and curricular resources developed to help transform instruction as part of the Company’s Comprehensive Literacy Solutions. By partnering with leading experts in education, Scholastic Professional helps educators initiate, develop and sustain professional learning through a range of services for teachers and school leaders, including expert consulting, instructional coaching, implementation services, and professional learning courses and institutes.

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