AUTHOR MARY POPE OSBORNE PRESENTS FREE, CROSS CURRICULUM PROGRAM FOR EDUCATORS BASED ON THE BESTSELLING
“MAGIC TREE HOUSE” SERIES
With “Classroom Adventures,” Osborne Gives Educators the Tools Needed to Instill Excitement for Reading and Learning in Children
New York, NY – March 8, 2012 – Mary Pope Osborne, author of the bestselling book series Magic Tree House, announced today the launch of the Classroom Adventures Program, a free, comprehensive set of educational resources for teachers. The lesson plans and curriculum guides provided on the website fully incorporate every book in the series, enabling teachers to build upon students’ interest in Jack and Annie’s adventures while simultaneously meeting core curriculum standards across a multitude of subjects. Launching during Magic Tree House’s 20th Anniversary year, the Classroom Adventures Program is Mary Pope Osborne’s way of giving back to teachers who have inspired her with their dedication and creative use of Magic Tree House in the classroom.
“For twenty years I have been encouraged and motivated by extraordinary teachers to continue writing,” said Mary Pope Osborne. “The Classroom Adventures Program is designed to help teachers who are looking for creative ways to engage their students and still meet the curriculum standards. I like to describe the initiative as a ‘Gift of Time.’”
Based on information and feedback derived from educators who have effectively used the Magic Tree House books in the classroom, and developed in conjunction with educators, including past Magic Tree House Educator of the Year recipients, the Classroom Adventures Program includes:
· A complete “curriculum key” that classifies every Magic Tree House book and non-fiction Fact Tracker with regard to subjects and core curriculum standards
· A reading level guide for all books in the series
· Individual lesson plans for each book and its non-fiction companion Fact Tracker
Classroom Adventures Program goes hand-in-hand with Osborne’s “Gift of Books” program, which provides free Magic Tree House books to children in Title 1 and other underserved schools across the country. Educators can find more information and submit an application on www.MTHClassroomAdventures.org
Mary Pope Osborne has written over 100 books for children, including her award-winning and bestselling Magic Tree House series which has sold over 100 million copies and is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. The series has been translated into 32 different languages in 100 countries, and is widely regarded among children, teachers, and parents alike for its power to instill a passion for reading.
Teachers and kids can experience more of the Magic Tree House fun at :www.magictreehouse.com.
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