Prestwick House Garners Four Nominations at 2009 Educational Publishing Summit

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Leading Educational Publisher in Delaware is Chosen as a finalist by AEP for the Fourth Year Running

gives credit to the organizations who are leading the way in the field of educational resources and sets benchmarks to which the rest of the industry can aspire.

This week, Prestwick House, Inc. was named a finalist for four Distinguished Achievement Awards from by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP). Winners are to be announced at AEP's annual Educational Publishing Summit in June.

AEP "gives credit to the organizations who are leading the way in the field of educational resources and sets benchmarks to which the rest of the industry can aspire." Their longest-running recognition program in the industry is part of a mission to support publishers of supplemental instructional materials.

Educational publishing company Prestwick House has been developing effective teaching guides and classroom materials for English teachers for over twenty-five years. Prestwick House has competed for 12 Distinguished Achievement Awards since 2006, has won 8 awards, and hopes to win the remaining 4 this summer.

"Our commitment is to teachers," says senior editor, Paul Moliken. "Providing quality materials that are immediately useful in the classroom is our goal, and these nominations are a proven indicator that we are on the right track."

The products recognized for this year's awards are Techniques of Propaganda and Persuasion; Discovering Genre: Drama; Writing an A+ Research Paper: A Road Map for Beginning and Experienced Writers; and Lead-Ins to Literature: The Great Gatsby.

Techniques of Propaganda and Persuasion is an essential collection of the most common propaganda techniques. Clear definitions, compelling examples, and engaging activities give students a solid understanding of the power of words and images to manipulate public opinion and behavior.

Discovering Genre: Drama boasts three full-length plays: Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, Shaw's Pygmalion, and Chekhov's The Seagull. These classic plays help students to explore the unique aspects of drama as a literary genre. The book includes questions that will enable students to understand the choices a playwright makes in creating a work for the stage. The first book in this series, Discovering Genre: Poetry, won the DAA in 2007.

Writing an A+ Research Paper: A Road Map for Beginning and Experienced Writers guides students through the entire process of writing a research paper with comprehensive sections on topics such as citing Internet sources and how to avoid plagiarism. Unlike other books on writing research papers that merely supply rules and examples, this new guide from Prestwick House helps students develop their skills by having them, step-by-step, assist two fictional students who are writing papers at the same time.

Lead-Ins to Literature: The Great Gatsby is a comprehensive introduction to the book in convenient PowerPoint format. This informative, colorful, illustrated presentation contains more than 70 slides, detailing all of the rich background of the Roaring Twenties, a brief biography of Fitzgerald, a discussion of symbols, and many essential facts about the book. Its modern presentation is sure to appeal to today's interactive media-savvy students. Teacher J. Seeley says, "The Great Gatsby presentation with its newsreel clips, captivating music, and many photographs, presents a plethora of helpful material to the class…"

Lead-Ins to Literature: The Great Gatsby is the first presentation in a series that will include titles such as To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, Macbeth, and many other popular classics.

Prestwick House has over 140 products on its production schedule this year and continues to create innovative ideas for the English classroom like Lead-Ins to Literature. Plans for future projects include an anthology of African American Literature, a standards-based vocabulary program, and an expansion of their line of literature teaching guides.

About Prestwick House - Founded in 1983 by a former Dover High School administrator, Prestwick House is a leader in educational publishing. With a focus on helping English teachers in grades 9-12, Prestwick House publishes the largest selection of literature teaching guides in the country, a line of classic novels, and hundreds of other educational products. Find out more at http://www.prestwickhouse.com.

If you'd like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview, please call Keith Bergstrom at 302/659-2070 ext 131

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