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New Resource Helps Prepare Students for Real-World Writing

Capstone announces the publication of Writing Strategies for the Common Core: Integrating Reading Comprehension into the Writing Process, Grades 3-5 by Hillary Wolfe. Using an integrated, balanced literacy approach, Wolfe provides core instruction, teaching strategies, and mini-lessons on text types such as explanatory/informational, argument, and narrative text, to help prepare students for standardized tests and more importantly, real-world writing.

 
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Capstone Launches PebbleGo Dinosaurs, Newest PreK-2 Database Module

Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, announces the official launch of PebbleGo™ Dinosaurs, the latest module in the award-winning PebbleGo database collection which includes Animals, Biographies, Science and Social Studies. Covering content for grades PreK-2, PebbleGo Dinosaurs features articles for more than 125 dinosaurs.

 
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New Resource Offers Strategies to Build Formative Assessment in a Balanced Literacy Classroom

Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books, digital solutions and services, literacy programs, and K–12 professional development resources, announces the publication of Formative Assessment in the New Balanced Literacy Classroom by language and literacy professors Dr. Margaret Mary Policastro, Dr. Becky McTague, and Diane Mazeski. In this new book, the authors infuse research-based best practices of formative assessment in a balanced literacy environment.

 
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Beloved Children's Author & Illustrator Nancy Carlson Selected for Fellowship in Children's Literature

Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, is pleased to announce that cherished children’s author and illustrator Nancy Carlson has been named the first recipient of the Capstone Fellowship in Children’s Literature. The fellowship recognizes authors and illustrators who inspire young readers and enhance innovation and diversity in literature for children and young adults.

 

Coughlan Companies Announces Scholarship Recipients

Coughlan Companies, Inc., the holding company for Capstone and Jordan Sands, is pleased to announce the recipients of the Coughlan Companies Employee Dependent Scholarship Program. The program awards scholarships to the children of Coughlan Companies employees enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at accredited institutions in the upcoming academic year. Each student will receive a $3,000 award.​

 

Capstone Showcases Curriculum and Professional Development Resources, Author Presentations and Book Giveaways at ILA Conference

Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books, digital solutions and services, literacy programs, and K–12 professional development materials, will feature some of the best resources for classroom teachers at the International Literary Association’s 2015 annual conference, July 18-20 in St. Louis, Mo.

 

New Saint Paul Public Schools' Food Truck to Deliver Meals and Books to Kids

Capstone is donating more than 750 children’s books to Saint Paul Public Schools’ “Lunch and Literacy” outreach meals program this summer. The new Mobile Café food truck delivers free, daily, nutritious meals to children up to age 18 in the Saint Paul area. On one day a month along with their lunch, children will receive a free book from Capstone to take home for their personal library.

 
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Take 5! For Science Taps Students' Interests to Inspire Bursts of Writing

Capstone announces the publication of Take 5! for Science: 150 prompts that build writing and critical-thinking skills by Kaye Hagler and Judy Elgin Jensen. Aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts, Take 5! for Science incorporates unique science prompts to help transform five minutes of class time into engaging writing opportunities.

 

New Classroom Resource Helps Students Navigate Text Features for Deeper Comprehension

Capstone Professional, publisher of professional development resources and services for preK-12 educators, announces the publication of Teaching Text Features to Support Comprehension, a new resource for grades K-5 teachers and literacy coaches. Seasoned educators Michelle Kelley and Nicki Clausen-Grace build on the success of their 2012 award-winning publication Reading the Whole Page: Teaching and Assessing Text Features to Meet K-5 Common Core Standards in this revised edition.

 

Capstone Names Larry Dorfman as New Book Trade Sales Manager

Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, has named Larry Dorfman as Book Trade Sales Manager. Dorfman brings 30 years experience in the publishing industry with a background in sales, business development and marketing to his new role, and will lead the network of independent book store sales representatives and national book trade retail and wholesale accounts.​

 
 
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