New Grade Specific Look for Scholastic School Book Club Flyers

As a parenting with a child starting kindergarten this year, I was excited to learn that this year the Scholastic iconic school book club flyers for pre-K to 8 classroom with now have a whole new look and grade-specific monthly book selections to help students reach higher reading proficiency through increased independent reading.

Scholastic School Book Club Flyers Has a Grade-Specific New Look

Traditionally, each Scholastic Book Clubs flyer served multiple grades, but based on extensive research, editors redesigned the catalogs and the Club website to make it easier for teachers and parents to find "just right" books for children in each specific grade. New Common Core State Standards are based on specific skills at each grade level.

Now, Club flyers are labeled for "1st Graders," "2nd Graders," etc., and schools receive individual monthly catalogs for grades pre-K through grade 5 and a catalog for middle school, each of which offers books that align to the new Common Core State Standards.

With grade-appropriate books at a range of reading levels typically found in each grade, students who excel at reading as well as those who struggle will find appropriate books. Along with the new grade-specific redesign, grade-and Common Core-focused book curation, and easier book-finding experience for families and teachers, Scholastic Book Clubs has been rebranded as the Scholastic Reading Club.

Other new features that make the new Scholastic Reading Club flyers even better for teachers, parents and children include:
  • Leveling for Books [K – Middle School flyers] - Teachers and parents can now find leveling guides on books in the Scholastic Reading Club flyers. Books are labeled by Lexile Framework for Reading, Guided Reading Level (GRA), Developmental Reading Assessement (DRA), and Accelerated Reader Level(AR). In addition, detailed book information and samples pages are available on the Scholastic Reading Clubs new website.
  • The SpotLit Collection [Pre-K - Middle School flyers] - Created by a committee of 24 top children's literature experts from across the country, this collection includes classic and timeless favorite children's books that every child should read. The books in the collection were chosen for their excellence and suitability to the needs of today's young people. Each month, the Scholastic Reading Club flyers will feature a selection of these books by grade. All 50 books for each grade are available online at www.scholastic.com/top50.
  • 20/20 Daily Reading Routine [1st - 3rd Grade flyers] – To reinforce the importance of daily reading practice, Scholastic Reading Club recommends a 20/20 daily reading routine – 20 minutes of reading alone and 20 minutes of reading aloud. Read-alouds help children build vocabulary and improve reading comprehension, while reading alone provides practice decoding increasingly complex texts. Each month, teachers and parents can find "20 MINUTE" book recommendations for reading aloud and for reading alone by grade.
  • To help empower kids to keep track of their reading, parents can buy a Digital Timer Bookmark ($3.00 through Scholastic Reading Club), or they can access the free Scholastic Reading Timer app on iPhone and Android mobile devices and iPads.
  • Storia eBooks (Pre-K - Young Adult titles online) – The Scholastic teacher-recommended and award-winning ereading app for kids has a great selection of ebooks for all ages, with advanced digital features including read-aloud and highlighting functionality as well as vocabulary and comprehension activities. With the new dashboard, teachers and parents can organize and keep track of children's reading progress.

New teachers who download the free Storia app through Scholastic Reading Club by September 30, 2013, receive three free grade-specific ebooks. To learn how to earn the free ebooks, visit www.scholastic.com/storia-clubs

Teachers can still expect the same invaluable benefits they have always enjoyed with Scholastic Book Clubs. The catalogs still offer the very best new and classic at the best values--including books for as little as $1.00 and both parents and teachers can shop directly online making ordering easy and convenient.

Teachers and parents looking to find out about new books and authors, access author videos, read expert articles and more, can find the Scholastic Reading Club on Facebook, and

@Scholastic on Twitter using the #readingclub hashtag

Share favorite books photos via Instagram

Read the Scholastic Reading Club blog, Book Box Dail

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