Follett to Debut Summer School Reading, Math Bundles

Goals: Bring students to grade level, keep them engaged, help avoid ‘summer slide’

February 09, 2015 - McHenry, IL — 

Follett announced this week it is debuting exclusive, high-interest summer school reading and math bundles designed to bring students up to grade level, keep them engaged and help avoid summer slide. The bundles are geared to students who for the 2015-16 school year will be entering grades 2-6, especially those at risk of failing.

“Summer school is an important time to help bring struggling students up to grade level,” said Tom Schenck, president, Follett School Solutions. “Our customers have told us that finding engaging materials for hard-to-grasp topics can be difficult and frustrating. We feel our ready-to-use summer school bundles will be the perfect supplement to the summer reading and math curriculum.”

Follett’s summer school bundles include award-winning fiction and informational texts from a wide range of authors and publishers. The bundles were developed by master’s-level educators who selected books that are engaging, well written and include lesson extension ideas, writing prompts, and other elements — all designed to make each book a great addition to a teacher’s library of resources to support his or her students.

Moreover, the high-interest bundles focus on skills required by Common Core State Standards, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards, and other state standards.They also are appropriate for Extended School Year (ESY) and Individualized Education Program (IEP) students, plus English Language Learners (ELLs).

According to Schenck, the titles can be used for independent reading or group discussions, as well as to enrich lessons and discussions with text features, lesson extension ideas, and writing prompts. In addition, selected bundles include activity guides that provide teachers with practice activities to build and gauge students’ reading comprehension and word-study skills.

For more information on Follett’s PreK-12 business, visit FollettLearning.com.

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Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.

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For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to preK-12 schools, colleges and campus bookstores, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach, students to learn and fans to celebrate. A leading provider of education technology, services and physical and digital content, Follett currently works with 70,000 schools and operates more than 1,250 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores. With the 2016 acquisition of Baker & Taylor, LLC, Follett's reach also extends into the public library and global retail markets. Today Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Follett is a $3.6 billion privately held company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois.