Pearson Longman Announces New Products for Grades K-12
Tara Maceyak, Marketing Manager, K-12

Pearson Longman now provides a full line of educational products for grades K-12. Two new multi-level programs, Longman Cornerstone (K-5) and Longman Keystone (6-12), designed for elementary and secondary English learners and struggling readers, build critical academic vocabulary and transferable skills.

Longman Cornerstone and Longman Keystone blend rigorous, research-based reading and language skills instruction together with a balance of content-area readings and age-appropriate, high-interest stories. 

Students will quickly begin achieving academic success through explicit, intensive, and focused instruction that accelerates students’ language acquisition, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and oral and written communication skills. 

In addition, these courses incorporate the focused and purposeful instructional principles of Understanding by Design, which allow students to demonstrate their understanding and mastery of skills through multiple formal and informal assessment opportunities. Through this process, students will be equipped with the key transferable academic skills necessary for lifelong success. 

The Longman Cornerstone and Longman Keystone author team represents a wealth of experience and research in the field of education:

Anna Uhl Chamot (Longman Cornerstone and Longman Keystone) is professor of secondary education and faculty advisor at the George Washington University Department of Teacher Preparation. She has been a researcher and teacher trainer in content-based second language learning and language acquisition strategies. Dr. Chamot also co-designed the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA) and is author of The Learning Strategies Handbook and The CALLA Handbook: Implementing the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach 

Jim Cummins (Longman Cornerstone) is currently a professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. His research has focused on the nature of language proficiency and second language acquisition with particular emphasis on the social and educational barriers that limit academic success for culturally diverse students. Dr. Cummins is co-author of Scott Foresman ESL: Accelerating English Language Learning. He is also an author of the Pearson Scott Foresman Spanish reading program Lectura, and has contributed to Pearson Scott Foresman’s science and reading programs. 

Sharroky Hollie (Longman Cornerstone and Longman Keystone) is an assistant professor in teacher education at California State University, Dominguez Hills. His expertise is in the field of professional development, African-American education, and second-language methodology. He is an urban literacy visiting professor at Webster University, St. Louis. Dr. Hollie is the Executive Director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning (CCRTL) and the co-founding director of the nationally acclaimed Culture and Language Academy of Success (CLAS). 

John De Mado (Longman Keystone) has been an energetic force in the field of Language Acquisition for several years. He is founder and president of John De Mado Language Seminars, Inc., an educational consulting firm devoted exclusively to language acquisition and literacy issues.

 

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