Scholastic Releases New Theme-Based K-6 Collections Of Science And Social Studies Non-Fiction For The Common Core

  Scholastic Releases New Theme-Based K-6 Collections Of Science And Social
                   Studies Non-Fiction For The Common Core

Scholastic Text Sets Help Students Build Critical Domain-Specific Knowledge
Needed to Tackle Complex, Grade Level Reading

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, June 20, 2013

NEW YORK, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global
children's publishing, education and media company, today announced Scholastic
Text Sets, collections of nonfiction books for grades K-6 built around
science- and social studies-based themes. The supplemental reading
collections contain books for whole-class read-alouds, small group work, and
independent reading, helping students build crucial background knowledge as
they tackle rigorous text.

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"With the Common Core placing special emphasis on the importance of teaching
with nonfiction informational texts, and incorporating more reading into
content area instruction, educators are telling us they need themed
collections of books built around the topics they most commonly teach," said
Greg Worrell, President of Scholastic Classroom and Community Group. "Text
Sets offer teachers exciting complex texts that meet the Common Core, and
resources and supports to flexibly incorporate them into their ELA instruction
block."

Each Text Sets collection exposes students to six different nonfiction titles
built around the same theme – from plants to geography to ancient civilization
and more. The collections contain 55 books in total: 30 copies of an anchor
text for whole group instruction; six copies of four different supporting
texts for small group work or independent reading; and one copy of a title for
reading aloud. Each set comes with student response sheets and resources to
help teachers incorporate the books into Common Core-ready instruction –
requiring students to answer text-based questions, practice evidence-based
writing, build academic and domain-specific vocabulary, and develop strategies
for tackling increasingly complex texts.

Already being used in classrooms across the country, from New York to Hawaii,
Text Sets help teachers meet Common Core expectations by:

  oEngaging the whole class on a single topic.
  oModeling a close reading of a text.
  oDeepening subject knowledge by reading across multiple texts.
  oProviding opportunities for text dependent responses from students.

For more information about Scholastic's offerings for the Common Core, visit
www.scholastic.com/commoncore. For more information about Scholastic, visit
our media room at http://mediaroom.scholastic.com

SOURCE Scholastic Inc.

Website: http://www.scholastic.com
Contact: Alex Wladich, Scholastic Inc., 212-965-7353 or
awladich@scholastic.com
 
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