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

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. Scholastic Professional authors are recipients of highly prestigious awards and appointments including President of the National Council Teachers of English (NCTE). Scholastic Professional services, books, and curricular resources are designed to create lasting change and success, and are informed by authors’ pivotal research and extensive experience in classrooms, schools, and districts.

Press Releases

2018-2019 Professional Book Releases

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

  • From Striving to Thriving Writers: Strategies That Jump-Start Writing by Sara Holbrook & Michael Salinger with Stephanie Harvey
    For the second book in the From Striving to Thriving series, literacy specialist and best-selling author Stephanie Harvey teams up with award-winning authors and writing experts Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger to outline 27 easy-to-teach frameworks that scaffold purposeful K–8 student writing and support effective written communication across genre and disciplines. The step-by-step resource emphasizes the process of co-constructing first as a class and then releasing the students to work together as partners. Each framework draws on reading, discussion, partner research, composition, re-reading, revision, and sharing to help striving writers build content knowledge and communication skills. The frameworks are dynamic, flexible scaffolds that help educators guide students as they harness the power of language to engage in voluminous writing and participate in conversation throughout the process. The frameworks target reading, writing, and speaking standards, and can be incorporated into writing programs across disciplines for students to organize their thoughts. Formative rubrics are also paired with each framework, allowing educators to easily assess students’ skills. Learn more.
  • The Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention: The RISE Framework, by Jan Richardson and Ellen Lewis
    Renowned K–12 educator and professional development consultant, leading expert in guided reading, and respected author Jan Richardson, Ph.D. collaborates with reading teacher and literacy consultant Ellen Lewis, M.Ed. to present the RISE (Reading Intervention for Students to Excel) framework, a step-by-step resource for educators of striving readers in grades 1–8. The framework outlines two intensive, fast, and focused intervention plans that help students construct meaning while reading: RISE for students in grades 1–5 reading at guided reading levels C–N, who need to work on decoding, fluency, phonics, reading comprehension, and writing, and RISE Up for students in grades 3–8 reading at guided reading levels O–Z, who need to strengthen their comprehension strategies. Both plans are based on Richardson’s best-selling The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading and are designed to bolster student literacy skills, proficiency, and the confidence needed to excel as a reader. Learn more.
  • 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. 

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From Striving to Thriving Writers: Strategies That Jump-Start Writing by Sara Holbrook & Michael Salinger with Stephanie Harvey

The Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention: The RISE Framework by Jan Richardson, Ph.D. and Ellen Lewis, M.Ed.

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

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