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Ohanian Comment: What really breaks my heart is that there are a lot of really good books in these "fun packs." I see these books in relationship to Scholastic's honored tradition of book clubs, which was a way of getting good books into the hand of kids. Now they are undermining the spirit of those book clubs. I can tell a heart-warming story of the joyful uproar in my third grade classroom when my third graders discovered a new Amelia Bedelia title in the Scholastic book club offerings. It had nothing to do with standards except those standards of a spiritual kind. . . and then there was the time when we got to choose 100 free Scholastic titles. Scholastic is degrading an honored heritage.

Fie.

And curses.


THE SCHOLASTIC AFTER SCHOOL
LEARNING PROGRAM is:

The Scholastic After School Learning Program is a fun, motivational reading and learning program with a focus on literacy in the core content areas. Research based and easy to use, our program combines an exciting, hands-on curriculum with engaging books, innovative project-based activities, and a diverse collection of multimedia tools.
Our new lower-priced paperback model includes:

* Exciting fiction and non-fiction titles for Grades K-2, with a focus on non-fiction for Grades 3-5 and 6-8

* Lesson plans correlated to National Standards or Common Core Standards (K-5 only)

* Scripted lessons for teachers and para-professionals

* Cumulative 5-day lessons with fun, hands-on wrap up activities

* Classroom management tips

* Daily materials lists

* Online component


LITERACY FUN PACKS

Our new and improved daily lesson plans combine an exciting, comprehensive hands-on curriculum with engaging books and innovative project-based activities. Perfect for small group instruction and now aligned to Common Core Standards, our program reinforces literacy in the content areas and uses a differentiated approach to learning. Each pack comes with 10 paperback copies of the title and a downloadable lesson plan. Download your free sample lesson here.


After School Learning Professional
Development Program


Each session accommodates 20 participants
For Instructors SDR154221 Price: $2,000

— Scholastic
promo piece

2011-03-04

http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/afterschoollearning/aboutprogram.htm

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