SOURCE: Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc.

November 09, 2010 11:37 ET

Brightpoint Literacy Announces New Digital Reading Comprehension Resource

SADDLE BROOK, NJ--(Marketwire - November 9, 2010) -  Brightpoint Literacy, an imprint of Peoples Educational Holdings (NASDAQ: PEDH), in partnership with Learning Media, Ltd., is pleased to announce STRATEGY ZONE, a new digital resource for targeted reading comprehension instruction using interactive whiteboards.

Strategy Zone innovatively combines easy-to-use interactive technology with targeted comprehension instruction to improve the reading ability of students in grades 3 and 4. The interactive features enable educators to transform whole-class or group lessons into lively collaborative sessions. The tools and interactivity in Strategy Zone are designed so that students can fully participate using the interactive whiteboard and can confidently contribute to the exploration and application of comprehension strategies.

The ready-to-use collection of interactive text passages and graphic organizers features short fiction and nonfiction text excerpts from the Orbit Literacy Series. Comprehensive lesson plans provide targeted instruction in seven essential reading strategies.

"We know that for comprehension instruction to be effective, it must be intentional, explicit, and focused. The learning design and interactivity that underpins Strategy Zone firmly integrates these three key factors into a program that has student engagement, reflection, and extension at its core." From the foreword by Linda Hoyt, literacy expert, speaker and consultant.

"Educators across the country are looking for ways to incorporate the engagement interactive technology has with focused reading instruction," said Virginia Tanaka, VP of National Sales. "We have seen a growing demand for ways to help educators make the most of their instruction technology. We are pleased to be leading the way with innovative programs that appeal to a new generation of teachers and students."

For more information on Brightpoint Literacy's full line of research-based programs, call 1.888.424.8398 or visit

About Brightpoint Literacy

Brightpoint Literacy, headquartered in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, is an imprint of Peoples Education (NASDAQ: PEDH). Brightpoint Literacy serves the U.S. K-8 market with a comprehensive selection of research-based, cross-curricular materials. Brightpoint Literacy is the exclusive distributer in the United States for products published by Learning Media, Ltd. and two other literacy publishers. The Brightpoint Literacy product line includes an extensive selection of leveled reading materials, high-interest engaging resources for striving readers, cross-curricular series, and selections and strategies for English language learners.

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