Scholastic Professional

What is it?

Scholastic Professional supports educators by offering professional services, books, and curricular resources from leading experts in K–12 education. It provides a comprehensive, research-based approach to professional development that expands understanding of language, literacy, and learning as it elevates instruction—preparing students for a lifetime of success.

Who's it for?

Scholastic Professional supports K–12 educators.


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Experts on the Scholastic Reads Podcast

DONALYN MILLER AND COLBY SHARP highlight the critical importance of increasing book access for kids

DR. KAREN L. MAPP describes how powerful families and educators can be when they come together to support student learning

KYLENE BEERS AND ROBERT E. PROBST explore a new approach to reading that encourages students to be responsive, responsible, and compassionate readers

PAM ALLYN AND ERNEST MORRELL talk about the importance of reading aloud

LESTER LAMINACK discusses how we can encourage students to feel included, engaged, and welcomed

DR. GHOLDY MUHAMMAD explains how researching Black literary societies from the 1800s inspires her work with students and teachers around the country

DR. DON VU shares his experience and strategies for supporting immigrant and refugee students

Experts in the News

GOOD MORNING AMERICA Dr. Gholdy Muhammad discusses her four-part equity framework for culturally and historically responsive literacy

ASCD EXPRESS Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst explain the critical need for critical literacy 

EDUCATION WEEK Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger provide strategies for engaging students in writing about their learning with purpose

WPMI-TV Jan Richardson hosts a professional development seminar about guided reading for over 400 educators in Baldwin County, Alabama 


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About Scholastic Professional

Ongoing, relevant professional learning that is tailored for educators is critical. Scholastic supports overall professional growth in delivering high-quality literacy instruction through custom professional learning, coaching, leadership support, and renowned author thought leadership. Scholastic Professional authors are recipients of highly prestigious awards and appointments including President of the National Council Teachers of English (NCTE). Scholastic Professional services, books, and curricular resources are designed to create lasting change and success, and are informed by authors’ pivotal research and extensive experience in classrooms, schools, and districts.

2020-2021 Professional Book Releases

The latest books and professional resources from leading author-experts committed to helping all teachers fulfill their professional learning needs.

  • Intervention Reinvention: A Volume-Based Approach to Reading Success by Stephanie Harvey, Annie Ward, Maggie Hoddinott and Suzanne Carroll
  • Expanding on the research, theory, and practice in From Striving to Thriving, Intervention Reinvention helps educators of grades 2–8 amplify instruction with volume-based interventions and build student confidence through voluminous independent reading. The book begins with a guide for foundational actions to increase reading volume, and then builds upon this with diagnostic questions, instructional options, and targeted practices to support voluminous independent reading. Learn more.

  • Life, Literacy, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Supporting Our Immigrant and Refugee Children Through the Power of Reading by Dr. Don Vu
  • In the first professional title dedicated to addressing a school’s reading culture with a focus on helping immigrant and refugee students and their families thrive, Dr. Don Vu, an award-winning principal and literacy advocate, defines six research-based conditions he believes can help schools create a welcoming culture of literacy for all students: Commitment, Collection, Clock, Conversation, Connection, and Celebration. Life, Literacy, and the Pursuit of Happiness contains Dr. Vu’s personal essays detailing his own story as a Vietnamese refugee student, as well as his experience working in schools serving immigrant and refugee populations, to show educators how they can use the power of literacy to make the greatest impact on all students. Learn more.

  • Rooted in Strength: Using Translanguaging to Grow Multilingual Readers and Writers by Cecilia M. Espinosa and Laura Ascenzi-Moreno 
  • Drawing on their expertise in bilingual literacy development across a range of ages, Cecilia M. Espinosa and Laura Ascenzi-Moreno offer an equitable vision for K–8 teachers in supporting emergent bilinguals—students who use two or more languages in their daily lives—in becoming readers and writers. At the heart of their framework is embracing translanguaging, a creative and critical process in which multilingual people use their language and other resources in dynamic, flexible, multimodal, and purposeful ways. Learn more.