Scholastic Digital Solutions

AT–A–GLANCE
What is it?

Scholastic’s research-based digital solutions help educators effectively impact PreK–12th grade students’ literacy achievement with 24/7 access to high-quality digital books and texts, in addition to real-time data for educators to inform instruction.

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Brittany Sullivan
bsullivan@scholastic.com
(212) 343-4848

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ASK A TECH TEACHER
Scholastic W.O.R.D. is perfect for focused lesson plans or independent learning as part of a literacy center.

COMPUTED GAZETTE BookFlix, Ooka Island, Scholastic Literacy Pro, and ScienceFlix named winners in the 22nd Annual Education Software Review Awards

SIIA CODIE AWARDS ScienceFlix named ‘Best Science Instructional Solution by the Software & Information Industry Association’

TECH & LEARNING Seatack Elementary in Virginia uses adaptive learning strategies and tools including BookFlix to support student learning

Blog Posts

The Critical Role of Phonemic Awareness in Reading Instruction by Dr. Kay MacPhee

Making the Most of Real-Time Reading Data by Kelli Cedo

Vocabulary Matters: The Role of Word Families in Reading Comprehension by Dr. Elfrieda Hiebert


"The goal of Scholastic’s Digital Solutions is to empower all learners to use technology to broaden their perspective, communicate effectively, and set and monitor their goals, while constructing knowledge and learning to solve problems through new and imaginative solutions."

— Beth Polcari, President, Scholastic Classroom Magazines


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Overview

Administrators, teachers and librarians know that integrating technology into children’s education is a powerful way to prepare them for success in college, career, and beyond. Scholastic’s child-centric digital solutions offer research-based resources for students in PreK through high school. Each digital program blends compelling authentic texts with reading support tools and other multimedia to build students’ literacy skills and ultimately become fluent, lifelong readers. These programs can be accessed anytime on any device, and are equipped with educator tools to provide real-time data to inform instruction in whole-class and small-group lessons. Our digital solutions help students:

  • Building background and content-area knowledge
  • Master phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension
  • Understand the 2,500 morphological word families
  • Independently read and analyze text
  • Develop reading stamina across multiple text types

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Digital Products

Scholastic F.I.R.S.T.™ (Foundations In Reading, Sounds, & Text) An Adventure on Ooka Island (Grades PreK–2)

2018 EDDIE & 2019 SIIA CODiE Award Winner

Scholastic F.I.R.S.T. prepares students to hear, identify, and manipulate each sound effortlessly, so that the brain energy focuses on comprehension through an exciting adventure on Ooka Island. Based on educator and researcher Dr. Kay MacPhee’s more than 25 years of research linking reading difficulties to sound differentiation, Scholastic F.I.R.S.T. focuses on phonemic awareness while teaching the five foundational reading skills in a highly-adaptive, personalized path through 6,695 micro-actions leading to reading proficiency. 

  • “I see the transfer of knowledge happen from my students playing on Ooka Island and into our small-group instruction, especially in their phonological development and comprehension skills. There’s a big improvement since we started using Scholastic F.I.R.S.T.”—Erin Acorn, Kindergarten Teacher

BookFlix® (Grades PreK–3)

2018 EDDIE Award Winner, 2019 BESSIE Award Winner, 2019 SIIA CODiE Award Finalist

BookFlix is a digital literacy resource for students in grades PreK–3 that pairs more than 130 animated classic storybooks with related nonfiction titles to reinforce early reading skills and develop essential real world knowledge. With colorful visuals, rich audio and interactive games, BookFlix is a perfect tool to engage and support beginning readers.

  • “BookFlix is by far our most popular and most used resource. It’s easy to use, it absolutely develops a love of reading, and children love it. Plus, it gives them a choice, which we know how important that is in a classroom.”—Emily Rozmus, INFOhio Instructional Team Specialist

Watch & Learn Library™ (Grades PreK–3)

2019 BESSIE Award Winner

Watch & Learn Library features more than 230 engaging science, social studies and social-emotional videos for students to explore, build knowledge and expand their content-area vocabulary. Teachers and students can browse curriculum-aligned videos in English and Spanish by topic, to enhance instruction.
 


 

Scholastic W.O.R.D.™ (Grades K–5)

2019 International Serious Play Gold Medal Award Winner, 2019 BESSIE Award Winner, 2019 SIIA CODiE Award Finalist

Based on extensive research from literacy educator and author Dr. Elfrieda Hiebert, Scholastic W.O.R.D. supercharges vocabulary acquisition and deepens comprehension through fun, research-based gameplay for students in Grades K–5. By helping students master the 2,500 morphological word families that make up 90% of texts students will encounter, they will be better prepared for reading. 

  • “My kids really love this program! They are engaged in the games and enjoy the content. They are excited to play and like the format.”—Jessica Christopher, Grade 2 Teacher

Scholastic Literacy Pro® (Grades K–6)

2018 EDDIE Award Winner & 2019 BESSIE Award Winner

Scholastic Literacy Pro is a management tool that empowers teachers to ensure effective independent reading while students are provided purposeful reading experience in and out of school with 24/7 access to over 2,300 fiction and nonfiction ebooks and comprehension checks for thousands of print titles. Educators can monitor student reading activities, behaviors, and achievements through real-time reporting, while providing students with a sense of ownership as they select and read books that reflect their personal interests.

  • “Scholastic Literacy Pro has really helped us in regard to which books to choose and teachers find it easy to use, especially to spot children who are struggling and those who do read regularly. It has also motivated the kids to spend more time reading.”—Teacher 
  • “Scholastic Literacy Pro is exciting. Children now read whole books. Most importantly, Scholastic Literacy Pro has made the kids aware of books that they did not know existed in the library, making access to them much easier and faster. We have noticed a great improvement as well as an interest in reading.”—Librarian 
  • “Reading makes me feel like I’m part of the story that is being told and I’m living the character's life.”—Student
  • “Scholastic Literacy Pro makes me discover different books that I haven’t enjoyed before.”—Student

TrueFlix® (Grades 3–5)

Offering 200 content units to supplement social studies and science core-curricula learning, TrueFlix is a highly-engaging multimedia resource for students in grades 3–5 that can be used in the library, the classroom, on mobile devices or at home. Beautiful, authentic ebooks are enhanced by a deep and diverse reservoir of related content in a variety of text types and media—including primary sources, fiction, videos, audio clips, images, and related websites.

  • “[TrueFlix®] is perfect for those students who love nonfiction and learning facts and is a definite asset to developing an online curriculum support system.”—Library Media Connection, October 2011

ScienceFlix™ (Grades 4–9)

This highly-engaging, mobile-ready science product integrates curriculum-driven, leveled content, with interactive features and intuitive navigation. ScienceFlix transforms the way students in grades 5-10 access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering. Students can explore more than 10,000 science-related assets spanning across six areas of study, including earth science, space science, life science, health and the human body, physical science and more.

  • “With a subscription to ScienceFlix™, educators and librarians need not fear. Alluring in design and simple in text, this resource tackles earth science, physical science, the human body, and more. Related websites and relevant experiments distinguish this one from dry, encyclopedic materials: there’s plenty of opportunity to experience these topics in action, and aspiring scientists are in for a treat.”—School Library Journal, February 2015
  • “As classrooms continue to emphasize STEM education, students and teachers need reliable and relevant resources to increase science literacy. This dynamic and engaging resource [ScienceFlix™] will empower the next generation of innovators and foster a continued interest in science.”—School Library Journal, December 2014

FreedomFlix™ (Grades 4+)

From Mesopotamia to the 20th century, FreedomFlix gives students in grades 4 and up an entirely new way to explore history’s most fascinating moments. FreedomFlix is an exciting digital resource with more than 70 social studies units that span ten core-curricula areas. Each unit includes an introductory video, a dynamic ebook, related articles, primary sources and vetted web links that expose students to a range of text types and media on the same subject. Project ideas and learning games offer more opportunities to engage in class-wide discussions and activities.

  • “[FreedomFlix™] is a colorful, attractive collection that is wide-ranging in its scope and easily navigated. This resource will be utilized in myriad ways, limited only by the creativity of teachers and students, and is valuable on so many levels.”—Library Media Connection, March/April 2013
  • “A streamlined, intuitive design and smart, interactive features make FreedomFlix™ ideal for enhancing 21st century literacy and technology skills. Content is solid, engaging, and age-appropriate. FreedomFlix™ is a gold medal winner.”—School Library Journal, November 2012

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