By Morgan on June 17th, 2013
WordGirl has just won her third Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in Animation!
Presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on June 14 at the 40th Annual Creative Arts & Entertainment Daytime Emmy® Awards ceremony, this award marks the third win for the show in this category – having won in 2008 and 2012. Since its 2007 premiere, the series has been nominated for ten Emmy awards. WordGirl airs on PBS KIDS and is produced by its animation studio Soup2Nuts. Jack Ferraiolo, Writer and Co-Creator, accepted the award on behalf of the winning team: Head Writer, Tom Martin, and Writers, Jayne Hamil and Ryan Raddatz. Congratulations to all!
“It is a tremendous honor to have WordGirl’s outstanding writing team recognized for a third time by the Academy,” said Deborah Forte, executive producer of WordGirl and president of Scholastic Media. “Season after season, the show distinguishes itself with sharp, entertaining and meaningful stories that resonate with viewers – young and old. We’re delighted the Academy chose to recognize the writing team once again – especially fitting for a show about the extraordinary power of words.”
In addition to the show’s Emmy awards and nominations, WordGirl also has won three Gracie Awards, three Telly Awards, a Television Critics Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Animation,” a KidScreen Award for Best Voice Talent, and an iParenting Media Award. Check us out on Facebook and read the complete press release here.
By Guest Blogger on June 17th, 2013
Clifford The Big Red Dog has been inspiring us to be better citizens with his 10 BIG ideas for more than 50 years. By now, we all know that being BIG is about being big-hearted; it’s about having a big spirit; and it’s something we should all domore… full post
By Alex on June 17th, 2013
Teacher and author, Maria Walther talks about key instructional shifts to help students meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards. In this post, originally seen on the International Reading Association Blog: Engage, Maria shares hermore… full post
By Kristen on June 14th, 2013
Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend! Happy Friday and Happy Father’s Day weekend! Here are a few of the cool links that we’ve shared thismore… full post
By Guest Blogger on June 14th, 2013
Your weekend plans just changed: your favorite Scholastic TV shows, based on the most beloved Scholastic book series, are now available on Netflix! You may have already heard the buzz online, and today we’re thrilled to share the news that themore… full post
By Megan on June 14th, 2013
Moving. I loathe the subject. My sister and I are currently looking for an apartment in New York City, and after having lived in our current place for three blissful years, ignorant to talk of terrible markets and the changing real estate climate,more… full post
By Morgan on June 13th, 2013
Two days before my senior year, I walked into my summer job for a shift and found my coworker frantically reading through Dubliners by James Joyce. (It was a beach day, so the store, situated just down the block from the ocean, was empty.) “Summermore… full post
By Anne on June 13th, 2013
My predominant memory of standardized tests is the Scan-Tron. It may not have been a full 8×11 sheet of paper but it was intimidating both when it was blank and when the bubbles were filled in – this of course coming from former anxious testmore… full post
By Nadia on June 12th, 2013
(L-R) Greg Worrell, President of Scholastic Classroom and Community Group, Chancellor Walcott, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Leslie Cornfeld, Chair of the Mayor’s Interagency Task Force on Truancy, Elisha Cooper, award-winning author of Farm, at PS 15more… full post
By Alex on June 12th, 2013
As more and more books become movie adaptations, I can’t help but think how this will affect English classes. Thinking back to my years in middle and high school, I was required to read a number of classics. Today, a majority of those books aremore… full post