Capstone Acquires Engage Literacy Program
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Aug. 25, 2014 – Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, has acquired the assets of Engage Literacy, a comprehensive K-3 literacy program, from Australian-based classroom publisher Hinkler Education. Capstone has been the exclusive distributor of the Engage Literacy program in North America and the United Kingdom and Ireland since 2012.
Engage Literacy includes leveled readers to support a balanced literacy program through written language (reading and writing) and oral language (speaking and listening) with an individual, small-group, or entire classroom. The program covers leveled readers that include both fiction and non-fiction texts paired by theme and level. Engage Literacy features digital components to support comprehension, benchmark assessments and teacher support materials.
“We’ve had a wonderful collaborative partnership with Hinkler Education for the last two years effectively bringing Engage Literacy into U.S. and UK classrooms. We’re thrilled to build on the program’s success by expanding into new areas globally where there is a great need for English literacy development,” said Matt Keller, Capstone Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Capstone Classroom.
Capstone plans to build on the program’s current success by expanding the print and digital offerings.
Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books, digital solutions and services, literacy programs, and K-12 professional development resources. Capstone creates content in a variety of print, digital and media formats for school libraries, classrooms, and at home reading. Capstone’s business units include Capstone Library, Capstone Classroom, Capstone Young Readers, myON, and Capstone International. For more information, visit www.CapstonePub.com.