Mockingjay mayhem

Guest Blogger  November 21st, 2014 

Today we welcome Associate Director of Publicity at Scholastic, Sheila Marie Everett, to the blog! She's got some last-minute ideas for how to...

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JFK's assassination: remembering in Dallas

Suzanne McCabe  November 20th, 2014 

On November 22, 1963, the world's eyes were on Dallas. America's handsome young president, John F. Kennedy, had traveled there with his glamorous wife, Jacqueline, only to...

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Guest Blogger  November 20th, 2014 

We're welcoming Lizette Serrano, Director, Education/Library Marketing and Conventions Scholastic Trade Division to the blog today! 

Free Thanksgiving resources from

Alexandra Wladich  November 20th, 2014 

Are you looking for free educational resources for Thanksgiving? Well, look no further!

Jim Trelease: What Reading Is Really All About

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 18th, 2014 

Since writing his million-copy bestseller, The Read-Aloud Handbook, in 1982, Jim Trelease has traveled to all 50 states and abroad, advocating the benefits...

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Pam Allyn on every child's right to read

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 17th, 2014 

If you do one thing today, listen to this.

BE BIG with Clifford on World Kindness Day

Guest Blogger  November 13th, 2014 

Danielle Klimashousky here from Scholastic Media to chat about World Kindess Day!

November 13th is World Kindness Day, a holiday...

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Take a virtual field trip to Ellis Island

Lia Zneimer  November 12th, 2014 

On this day in 1954, Ellis Island—once considered the "gateway to America"—officially shut its doors.

What does "possible" feel like?

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 12th, 2014 

As a part of our Open a World of Possible initiative, we asked kids to share with us what "possible" means to them. Not only did they impress us with their vocabulary and...

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Barry Lane: A Poem Is Not a Pepsi

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 11th, 2014 

Barry Lane has written many professional books including But How Do You Teach Writing?, After The End, Revisers Toolbox, and 51 Wacky We-...

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Celebrating 25 years of the Black Lagoon!

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 10th, 2014 

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the beloved Black Lagoon series. We are celebrating this incredible milestone in a few special...

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Celebrate Thanksgiving with #scholasticturkeyday

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 10th, 2014 

Guest blogger Julie Russell from the Scholastic Teacher Channel joins us today to talk about a special new Thanksgiving campaign.


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Journey to the Bottom of the Sea

Guest Blogger  November 7th, 2014 

Today, we have a guest post from Jen Barone, a Scholastic editor at Science World magazine. Jen is on an incredible adventure that may take her to the bottom of the...

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Wopila! The one word I learned in Lakota

Deimosa Webber-Bey  November 6th, 2014 

Educating in Indian country, I learned more than I taught; and immersed in the classroom with Native American teenagers, I had the reality check every teacher goes through...

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Cultivating a culture of family engagement

Alexandra Wladich  November 5th, 2014 

Now more than ever teachers are looking for parents to be their partners in learning. As research has shown, parent involvement in a student’s academic career can have a...

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