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All-Stars Announced

Scholastic's reading program helps kids achieve success.
Scholastic's reading program helps kids achieve success.

Administr@tor’s parent company, Scholastic, recently announced the winners of the fourth annual READ 180 All-Star Awards, created to honor adolescents nationwide who have learned to read despite formidable odds. The nine winning students in grades four through 12 at schools from Providence, RI, to Fresno, CA, have overcome a myriad of obstacles that once prevented them from reading and achieving academic success.

Each of the nine READ 180 All-Stars will receive a $1,200 check from Scholastic, to be used toward furthering his or her education, and the winning students’ nominating teachers will each receive $1,000 worth of Scholastic READ 180 books and materials for their classrooms.

While the recipients of the awards range in age, location, and background, they’ve shared the experience of all older struggling readers—low reading skills resulting in low self-esteem and low achievement levels. Some of the award-winners faced additional hurdles: learning English as a second language, special-education classification, or physical and emotional challenges. Now, they have accomplished something remarkable—raising their reading scores, feeling more confident in class, achieving better attendance, testing out of special-education classes, even winning a district-wide spelling bee—and they all have plans to attend college.

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    Core Clicks

    Core Clicks

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    Core Clicks™ is an exciting yearlong instructional program created by Scholastic News and Weekly Reader in consultation with literacy expert Dr. Nell K. Duke. Designed to meet higher academic standards, this online program features 108 fully interactive informational texts with videos, performance tasks, discussion prompts, and so much more built right in!

    Each interactive text helps teachers develop one of the 13 most important close reading skills required by higher academic standards. Teachers use our simple interface to guide whole classes or small groups through each text three times, going more deeply into the ELA skill with each encounter.

    Core Clicks also features a variety of invaluable assessment and reporting tools to help educators adequately prepare their students for higher-level assessments.

    The Core Clicks Online Close Reading Program features:

    108 Text Studies
    Multimedia instructional units build close reading and analysis skills through multiple encounters with exciting nonfiction texts
    • 18 text studies per grade level, 108 total (K–5)

    20 Skill Videos
    Direct instruction on ELA-aligned Spotlight Skills
    • Ten videos for grades K–2
    • Ten videos for grades 3–5

    27 Reading Checkpoints
    Performance-based assessment or skills practice with new texts
    •Three per grade level for K–2 (to be completed with teacher support)
    •Six per grade level for grades 3–5

    Core Clicks is searchable by skill, reading level, standard and topic, so itís always easy to find the content you need.

    Core Clicks is web-based subscription. All you need is an internet connection. Once youíve subscribed, you will be provided with a username and password and you simply log in at www. to begin using the program.

    NEW! Coming August 2015, adding more Text Studies and Reading Checkpoints! Plus, adding a search function by standards where you can drill down to content tied to your state standards!

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    Teaching the Information Generation

    Teaching the Information Generation

    by Vicki Benson Castagna

    With technology, today's students—even young students—have a world of information at their fingertips. However, many lack the skills to access, evaluate, and use information effectively. This book gives K–3 teachers easy-to-implement cognitive strategies for developing those skills, such as identifying facts, interpreting facts, making connections to facts, and building knowledge. The author demonstrates how to model strategies and help students apply them. The result: students become information literate, ready for more challenging reading in the upper grades.

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