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Newmark Learning Wins Learning Magazine 2019 Teachers' Choice Award™ for the Classroom

New Instant Workstations Genre Studies Grades 1-6 Series impressed teacher judges to earn the coveted education award.


New Rochelle, NY, Sept. 25, 2018—Newmark Learning, publisher of teaching resources and early literacy materials, announced that it won a prestigious 2019 Teachers’ Choice™ Award from Learning Magazine. Newmark Learning, a Benchmark Education company, earned this award for a new series of grade-specific, print-format teacher resource materials. The materials were designed to help teachers promote students' cognitive development and a deeper understanding of the features of different literary genres. The series, Instant Workstations Genre Studies with 30 Paired Passages Grades 1-6, won a 2019 Teachers' Choice Award™ for the Classroom for exceptional quality and outstanding performance in the classroom. Available now from Newmark Learning, the series is sold by individual grade levels 1 through 6.


The Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award Program is one of the most recognized and prestigious award programs in the education industry and 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.


“I loved how easy this product was to implement in the classroom,” wrote one 2019 Teachers' Choice Award for the Classroom Evaluator, regarding Instant Workstations Genre Studies with 30 Paired Passages Grades 1-6. “The product was easy for students to follow and use on their own.”


“We are very pleased that practicing teachers recognized the quality and effectiveness of Newmark Learning's new instructional resource series, Instant Workstations Genre Studies,” said Sera Hoffman, co-owner of Newmark Learning. “It is a special honor to have Learning Magazine choose our product for education industry excellence.”


Instant Workstations is a genre-based literacy program for Grades 1-6. It promotes cognitive development by pairing passages from different genres, such as folk tales, biography, science fiction, etc., and providing opportunities for students to construct meaning across texts.


Each grade-level boxed set includes one storage box containing 30 laminated trifold cards of paired passages and questions. In each box, there are ten Fiction-Fiction cards, ten Nonfiction-Nonfiction cards, and ten Nonfiction-Fiction cards. Each card contains two passages, questions for each passage, plus questions and a writing activity that connect the texts.


Instant Workstations Genre Studies with 30 Paired Passages Grades 1-6 series is available in print format through Newmark Learning. Six boxed sets are sold individually for $39.99, one for each grade level 1-6. Each includes a Teacher's Edition with reproducible copies of every trifold. For more information on Instant Workstations, call 855-232-1960 or visit Newmark Learning.


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, primary, and intermediate 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 New Rochelle, 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.

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