September 19, 2017

Prestwick House Introduces New Downloadable Literature Resource

Instant Short Story Packs Now Available

Smyrna, DE — Just in time for the new school year, Prestwick House is proud to announce today the release of Instant Short Story Packs. Each downloadable reproducible pack comes with its own graphic organizers, as well as a recommended pacing guide, and contains the full text of the short story it teaches. With ten individual packs to choose from, the company is celebrating the occasion by offering a 25% discount on each pack.

"There's a big difference between telling a kid to ride a bicycle and teaching him how to ride it. Most other sources give the kid the bike and tell him to ride it—read the story and answer the questions. What's so exciting about these Instant Short Story Packs is that they help teach kids how to ride," said Douglas Grudzina, Prestwick House's New Product Development Specialist.

In addition to the entire text of the story, each Instant Short Story Pack comes with a list of objectives fully aligned with the Common Core 9-10 and 11-12 Reading Literature Standards, followed by scaffolded questions. There is a wide variety of short stories to choose from, including:

President Keith Bergstrom is similarly thrilled at the new product's release. "So many short story units and quick lessons seem to be more about filling class time in emergency situations than about really teaching. That's what I like about the new Instant Short Story Packs—they're ready to use right out of the box, but they serve real learning objectives and guide students through answering deep analysis questions," he said.

Founded in 1986 by Dr. James Scott, Prestwick House is one of the leading educational publishing companies in the United States devoted to providing the best resources for English teachers. Known for their popular vocabulary programs, successful literature guides, and Literary Touchstone Classics, Prestwick House is proud to welcome the brand new Instant Short Story Packs to their distinguished resource family.

Learn all about the new Instant Short Story Packs here.

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