Scholastic Professional

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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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Stephanie Agresti
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(212) 343-7819

Experts on the Scholastic Reads Podcast

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

PHYLLIS HUNTER shares what inspires her and offers advice on how to help children become avid 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

Experts in the News

ASCD IN SERVICE Adria Klein highlights the importance of balancing text complexity and task complexity for students

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

THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS Nell K. Duke, Ed.D. discusses the benefits of pairing informational texts with project-based learning

EDUCATION WEEK Annie Ward provides tips about how teachers can turn mistakes into learning opportunities

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


“Scholastic Professional provides the inspiration and information that enables educators to ignite a love of reading, writing, and learning in their classrooms and schools—guiding all students to becoming the confident, joyful, and lifelong learners we know that they can be.”

—Lois Bridges, Vice President and Publisher, Scholastic


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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. Our offerings are designed to create lasting change and success.

Press Releases

2017-2018 Professional Book Releases

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

  • Responsive Literacy: A Comprehensive Framework edited by Patricia L. Scharer, with contributions from members of The Ohio State University Literacy Collaborative®
    Literacy expert Patricia L. Scharer and other educators of The Ohio State University Literacy Collaborative®, founded by Dr. Gay Su Pinnell, craft a comprehensive framework, informed by decades of research and practice, for fostering responsive literacy instruction. The book covers six essential parts of responsive literacy instruction for K–8 classrooms, including: professional learning; organizing for learning; reading; writing; building blocks of language; and learning communities. Each topic includes detailed strategies that are individualized according to student needs and combined with authentic text in order to increase student achievement and to promote joyful reading and writing experiences. In addition, educators will have online access to professional videos and downloadable resources. Learn more. 
  • The Megabook of Fluency: Strategies and Texts to Engage All Readers by Timothy V. Rasinski and Melissa Cheesman Smith
    Fluency expert and Reading Hall of Fame member Timothy V. Rasinski joins forces with veteran fifth-grade teacher and Arizona State University faculty associate Melissa Cheesman Smith to create an expansive resource that provides engaging and authentic strategies for fluent reading in grades K–8. The authors describe fluency as the ability to read with Expression, Automatic word recognition, Rhythm and phrasing, and Smoothness, the foundation for their EARS framework. The framework is designed to help teachers weave fluency work into their daily reading instruction with more than 50 engaging, ready-to-use skill-building strategies that are supported by text, practical lessons, an assessment scale, and tips for involving families. The authors also emphasize fluency’s important role as the bridge that connects word recognition with comprehension, contributing to overall reading achievement and moving students to more meaningful reading. Learn more. 
  • From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers by Stephanie Harvey and Annie Ward
    Literacy experts Stephanie Harvey, President of Stephanie Harvey Consulting, and Annie Ward, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Mamaroneck Union Free School District in Westchester County, NY, demonstrate how to effectively assess and support striving readers so that they can become thriving readers. K–8 educators will learn how to use detailed, formative assessments to craft targeted, personalized instruction that enables students to find books that they love and engage in voluminous reading. This professional resource incorporates ready-to-go lessons, practices, and action steps as well as research that will help educators gain an understanding of the reading process, use strength-based performance data, and implement knowledge of high-quality instruction. The book also comes with an extensive online resource bank with downloadable assessments, “Top Ten” guides to share with parents and administrators, and video clips of reading conferences and book talks. Learn more.
  • Powerful Partnerships: A Teacher’s Guide to Engaging Families for Student Success by Dr. Karen L. Mapp, Ilene Carver, and Jessica Lander
    Senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Faculty Director of the Education Policy and Management Master’s Program, Dr. Karen L. Mapp, collaborates with Boston, MA educators Ilene Carver and Jessica Lander to compose a guide highlighting the critical need for engagement between schools and families. The book urges K–12 educators to evaluate their own core values and develop the mindset necessary for fostering respectful, trusting, and effective relationships with families to support student learning. Educators will also have access to an online resource bank that can be used for planning professional learning opportunities for educators and family engagement events throughout the school year.  Learn more. 
  • The Writing Teacher’s Companion: Embracing Choice, Voice, Purpose, & Play by Ralph Fletcher
    Educator, speaker, and award-winning author of best-selling education professional books as well as titles for children and young adults, Ralph Fletcher, presents The Writing Teacher’s Companion, a practical guidebook to create, launch, and sustain an effective writer's workshop in K–8 classrooms for both new and veteran teachers. The new book emphasizes how encouraging choice, purpose, and play in writing will help students find their voices and become strong and passionate writers. Fletcher offers additional instructional guidance via video clips available in an online resource bank. Learn more.

Our Authors

Scholastic Professional authors are recipients of highly prestigious awards and appointments—from the Newbery Medal to the first Global Teacher Award to President of the National Council Teachers of English (NCTE). Scholastic Professional services, books, and curricular resources are informed by authors’ pivotal research and extensive experience in classrooms, schools, and districts.

Scholastic Professional authors include:

  • Kwame Alexander, Poet, Author, and Newbery Medal Winner
  • Pam Allyn, Founder, LitWorld
  • Nancie Atwell, Founder, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Kylene Beers, Past President of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Ilene Carver, Boston, MA, Educator
  • Ruth Culham, Ed.D., Founder, Culham Writing Company
  • Anne E. Cunningham, Ph.D., University of California Berkeley
  • Nell K. Duke, Ed.D., University of Michigan
  • Ralph Fletcher, Trade and Professional Author
  • Irene Fountas, Ed.D., Lesley University
  • David Freeman, Ph.D., University of Texas at Brownsville
  • Yvonne Freeman, Ph.D., University of Texas at Brownsville
  • Stephanie Harvey, Founder, Stephanie Harvey Consulting
  • Freddy Hiebert, Ph.D., Text Project
  • Linda Hoyt, Professional Author and Consultant
  • Phyllis C. Hunter, Founder, Phyllis C. Hunter Consulting, Inc.
  • Adria Klein, Ph.D., Saint Mary’s College of California
  • Lester L. Laminack, Author, Literacy Consultant
  • Jessica Lander, Ed.M., Boston, MA, Educator
  • Karen L. Mapp, Ed.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Donalyn Miller, Trade and Professional Author
  • Ernest Morrell, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
  • Robert E. Probst, Ph.D., Georgia State University
  • Timothy V. Rasinski, Kent State University
  • Jan Richardson, Ph.D., Professional Author and Consultant
  • Laura Robb, Professional Author and Consultant
  • Patricia L. Scharer, The Ohio State University
  • Jennifer Serravallo, Professional Author and Consultant
  • Alan Lawrence Sitomer, Children’s Author, California Teacher of the Year Award Winner, Founder, The Writer’s Success Academy
  • Melissa Cheesman Smith, Arizona State University
  • Michael W. Smith, Ph.D., Temple University
  • Gay Su Pinnell, Ph.D., The Ohio State University
  • Maria Walther, Ed.D., First-Grade Teacher, Professional Author and Consultant
  • Annie Ward, Ed.M, Mamaroneck Union Free School District
  • Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Ph.D., Boise State University
  • Sharon Zinke, Founder, Zinke Educational Consulting

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Responsive Literacy: A Comprehensive Framework edited by Patricia L. Scharer, with contributions from members of The Ohio State University Literacy Collaborative®

 

The Megabook of Fluency: Strategies and Texts to Engage All Readers by Timothy V. Rasinski and Melissa Cheesman Smith

From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers by Stephanie Harvey and Annie Ward

Powerful Partnerships: A Teacher’s Guide to Engaging Families for Student Success by Dr. Karen L. Mapp, Ilene Carver, and Jessica Lander

The Writing Teacher’s Companion: Embracing Choice, Voice, Purpose, & Play by Ralph Fletcher

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