Administrator Magazine
Scholastic Administrator is a must-read resource for 240,000 of today's results-driven school leaders. Every issue features leadership for education executives, insight and analysis into what's next in education, and reporting on cutting-edge technologies in real life applications.

Get the Message?

Text messaging lingo is going mainstream. Are you ready?

The language of text messaging—a system of shorthand that often removes vowels and uses phonetic symbols—may be a writing teacher’s worst nightmare. But like it or not, this generation’s lingua franca is creeping into the classroom: This year, students in New Zealand may use text speak on their national exams. They receive full credit as long as their answers clearly show the required understanding. Test takers had better hope that their evaluators know how 2 transl8 d abbrz.

how wll do u nO ur txt spk?

1. l8r 6. eod
2. wan2
3. t+
4. pcm
5. idk
6. eod
7. cb
8. afaik
9. h2cus
10. hak

Answers: 1) later 2) want to 3) think positive 4) please call me 5) I don’t know 6) end of discussion 7) ciao, baby 8) as far as I know 9) hope to see you soon 10) hugs and kisses


  • Scholastic Store
  • The Scholastic Store  
    Checking Your Grammar

    Checking Your Grammar

    A comprehensive manual of style for your budding writer. This grammar guide Includes spelling rules, punctuation, capitalization, contractions, parts of speech, abbreviations, acronyms, and the 100 most often confused and misused words.

    Developmental Edge
    A detailed index helps students find answers to grammar questions quickly and provides invaluable practice following guidelines.

    $6.29 You save: 30%
    books;paperback books;paperback reference | Ages 9-14
    Add To Cart
    Checking Your Grammar
    Ages 9-14 $6.29
  • Teacher Store
  • The Teacher Store  
    Mastering the Mechanics: Grades 4–5

    Mastering the Mechanics: Grades 4–5

    by Linda Hoyt Teresa Therriault

    View Sample Pages

    At last, a collection of smart, breakthrough lessons that help you teach your students all the essential editing skills they need to create successful, polished writing. Each grade level specific book features a Year Long Planner that helps you chart your instruction across the school year, an indispensable Skills Continuum that identifies the skills your students should know at each grade level, and a years-worth of smart, easy-to-use lessons that focus on grammar, spelling, punctuation, and the use of conventions in writing. 192 pages.

    Click here to learn more about Scholastic Professional

    You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader® software, version 4.0 or higher, to view and print the sample page above. Get Adobe Reader® for FREE.

    $17.24 You save: 25%
    Professional Book | Grades 4-5
    Add To Cart
    Educators Only
    Mastering the Mechanics: Grades 4–5
    Grades 4-5 $17.24
    Add To Cart
Help | Privacy Policy




(Separate multiple email addresses with commas)

Check this box to send yourself a copy of the email.


Scholastic respects your privacy. We do not retain or distribute lists of email addresses.