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Newmark Learning Wins Three Learning Magazine 2014 Teachers’ Choice Awards™ for PreK to Grade 6 Literacy Titles

PELHAM, NY, November 12, 2013 – Early childhood literacy publisher Newmark Learning announced that for the second year in a row, Learning Magazine awarded the company three “Teachers’ Choice™ Awards.” Newmark Learning, a sister company to Benchmark Education, earned these prestigious 2014 awards for its excellent preK and elementary leveled-reading titles.


Learning Magazine’s Teachers’ Choice Awards is one of the most recognized and prestigious award programs in the educational industry and the only one that is exclusively judged by teachers in their classrooms. Educational products for schools are evaluated by teachers for teachers on quality, instructional value, ease of use, and innovation.


Newmark Learning titles that won Teachers’ Choice Awards are:

  1. 1. Common Core Mathematics: Practice at 3 Levels Complete Set
  2. 2. Alphabet Animal Friends Classroom Set with Lap Books
  3. 3. I Can Read! Reading Level Kits


“It is a special honor to have Learning Magazine choose our products for industry excellence,” said Sera Y. Reycraft, director of Newmark Learning. “We are very pleased that practicing teachers recognized the quality and effectiveness of our instructional resources.”


The first title, Common Core Mathematics: Practice at 3 Levels for Grades 1–6, scaffolds students’ math competency abilities up from full on-page support, to minimal support, to on-grade-level performance to meet Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for math. The printed books include word problems, critical-thinking questions, and assessments. These resources align to CCSS and also meet National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards. The series can be used in mainstream classrooms, resource rooms, pull-out intervention settings, after-school programs, and at home.


Alphabet Animal Friends Classroom Set with Lap Books, the second award-winning title, is a unique multi-sensory kit of printed resources. It introduces young preK to K children to the alphabet through books, lap books, rhymes, sing-along songs, and embossed letter flashcards. Engaging photos, illustrations, rhymes, and songs help teach letter phonemic awareness, letter recognition and formation, sound/symbol relationships, and oral language vocabulary.


The third award-winning title enables parents or teachers to help their children progress to higher levels with I Can Read! Reading Level Kits. The kits are grouped by precise reading levels at a narrow range so that children increasingly build their vocabulary and comprehension skills. Children can complete one kit, then seamlessly move up to the next, higher reading-level kit. The kits are available in English or Spanish. They include a Personal Journal so students can respond to the books they have read, and a Parent’s Guide for explicit, easy-to-use instruction to support young readers.


All three award-winning titles are available in print format now through Newmark Learning. For information or to purchase Newmark Learning reading products, teachers or parents can contact the company at 855-232-1960 or visit


About Newmark Learning: Newmark Learning ( is an educational publisher offering a range of high-quality English and Spanish print and technology resources for early childhood and primary classrooms. The company provides an array of materials designed for large-scale school programs, as well as easy-to-use kits geared toward parents and families at home. Headquartered in Pelham, NY, Newmark Learning’s products are sold direct to schools and through retail dealers, as well as throughout North and South America, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.