K–12 educators can prepare for heading back to school with these new Scholastic Professional books

Scholastic has released three new professional titles with a focus on reading, family and community engagement, and writing that educators can use to prepare for returning to school this fall. The new Scholastic Professional titles have been authored by a host of leading education experts including Stephanie Harvey, Annie Ward, Dr. Karen L. Mapp, and Ralph Fletcher and offer educators a range of support to help all of their students reach their full potential and meet their diverse needs.

These books, which promote Scholastic Education’s commitment to a high-quality, core literacy curriculum, include: 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, and The Writing Teacher’s Companion: Embracing Choice, Voice, Purpose & Play by Ralph Fletcher.

Available September 2017 with pre-orders open now, From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers by Stephanie Harvey and Annie Ward, offers K–8 educators methods for using detailed, formative assessments to tailor personalized instruction and support striving students in finding books that they love so that they can become thriving readers.

Powerful Partnerships: A Teacher’s Guide to Engaging Families for Student Successby Dr.Karen L. Mapp, Ilene Carver, and Jessica Lander is a guide focused on family engagement that urges K–12 educators to evaluate their own core values and develop the mindset for creating meaningful and trusting relationships with families to support student learning. This title is available now.

Also available now,The Writing Teacher’s Companion: Embracing Choice, Voice, Purpose & Play by Ralph Fletcher, is a practical guidebook for both new and veteran K–8 educators that outlines methods for creating, launching, and sustaining an effective writer's workshop that helps students become strong and passionate writers.

Together, the new books address ways to helps student and their families engage in meaningful learning year-round. You can learn more about these new Scholastic Professional books here.

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