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Principal to Principal - Presented by Scholastic Book Fairs, Your Literacy Partner
Fall 2010  
   In This Issue:
Exceed Your Reading Goals with READ 100,000
Engage Parents with Our Global Literacy Campaign
Free Professional Development Webcasts for Teachers
Kids Say They Would Read More If...

Exceed Your Reading Goals with Our READ 100,000 Program

READ 100,000It may sound like a big goal, but every time you host a Scholastic Book Fair, student reading minutes start to add up: 500 students x 30 minutes of reading
x 7 days = 105,000 minutes! And now with our READ 100,000 program, you can motivate your students to keep reading long after the last Book Fair case has been wheeled away.

Students simply log and track minutes they read on our easy-to-use READ 100,000 website.
Teachers can download and print reproducible reading logs, flyers and more.
Students can track their reading minutes from now until April 30, 2011.

Before you know it, your school's reading minutes will not only reach the 100,000 mark, they'll zoom
right past it.

Engage Parents with Our Global Literacy Campaign

Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life.Scholastic has launched Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life., a global literacy campaign that centers on the importance of reading as the key to developing the strong literacy skills that kids will need to succeed in the 21st century.

Encourage parents to get involved in the campaign – and their child's success. To get started, simply:

Download the Scholastic Reading Bill of Rights, eight "beliefs" that affirm every child's right to read and what that means in the 21st century.
Share your thoughts about literacy.
Learn what you and your community can do to support reading through simple action steps.
Tell us about the books that shaped your life.

Visit our website for more ways to help children Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life.


For Your Teachers: Free Development Webcasts

Teacher Talks - Live Webcast Series.Scholastic is bringing some of the nation's most respected education experts right to your school this year with "Teacher Talks," free professional development webcasts. Topics of discussion will include:

• Boosting adolescent literacy
• Building reading fluency
• Implementing inquiry-based instruction
• Managing your classroom and motivating students
• Individualizing instruction

Watch and participate live, or view archived replays of the discussions afterward. Visit for more information or download and share this flyer with your staff.


Kids Say They Would Spend More Time Reading If They Had Greater Access to Books

2010 Kids and Family  Reading ReportNine out of 10 children say that they are more likely to finish a book they choose themselves, according to the 2010
Kids & Family Reading Report, an annual survey of
children and their parents conducted by Scholastic and
the Harrison Group.

Among the key findings:

71 percent of parents wish their child would read more books for fun. Seventy-five percent of children (ages 9-17) say they know they should read more.
The most critical motivator to get kids reading is the power of choice.
Nine out of ten children say they are more likely to finish a book they choose themselves.
Eight in ten kids feel proud and have a sense of accomplishment when they finish reading a book.

The survey results also clearly indicate that kids would spend more time reading if they had greater access to books. You can read or download a copy of the complete report online at 2010 Kids & Family Reading Report.

Make Reading a Habit at School and Home - Learn How a Book Fair Can Help.

Read Now! With Taylor Swift - Wed, Oct 27 at 1pm/ET.

More Resources
The First Thanksgiving: Take a Virtual Classroom Field Trip to Plimoth Plantation
Healthy Living and Eating Tips for Kids from the Scholastic Kids Press Corp
Scholastic Dollars: Earn MORE Books and Resources for Your School

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