Wordly Wise 3000® 4th Edition and Wordly Wise i3000™, Available in Print or Digital From School Specialty, Now Available for Pre-Order

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Dynamic New Resources Provide a Critical Link Between Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension, Increase Student Engagement, Extend Learning

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EPS Instruction and Intervention, a division of School Specialty (OTCQB: SCOO), today announced that Wordly Wise 3000® 4th Edition (print) and Wordly Wise i3000™ (digital), are now available for pre-order for the 2017-2018 school year.

The Wordly Wise 3000® programs provide engaging, direct academic vocabulary instruction to develop the critical link between vocabulary and reading comprehension. Peer sharing opportunities and differentiated reading passages for each lesson meet the needs of today’s diverse student population—allowing students to have successful encounters with grade-level vocabulary instruction and practice.

“Wordly Wise 3000 is a popular and proven resource for teachers who want to help their students build the strong vocabulary skills requisite for success in school, college and career,” said Bodie Marx, senior vice president, School Specialty Curriculum. “With these new editions of Wordly Wise 3000, teachers now have access to more activities with more engagement to reach more students.”

Wordly Wise 3000 4th Edition provides new engaging, research-based activities that have been expanded and updated to increase variety and student success. The multiple exposures and critical practice provide a deep understanding of new vocabulary, helping students improve reading comprehension and increase test scores. New Turn and Talk activities encourage peer-to-peer interaction, which allows students to apply the word knowledge they have learned throughout each lesson, and “own” their individual vocabulary.

The digital program, Wordly Wise i3000™, includes practice activities that are self-paced and automatically scored, saving valuable time for teachers. There are multiple social sharing opportunities, providing engagement and peer learning opportunities. Once students have shared their work, they are able to view peer responses. Wordly Wise i3000 provides educators with real-time progress monitoring, and administrators with critical data about student engagement and mastery, as well as teacher productivity.

Amy Holland, who teaches eighth grade English Language Arts at Bunsold Middle School in Marysville, Ohio, has used Wordly Wise in her classroom for the past five years and says her students are excited to find the program is applicable in and out of the classroom.

“My students love to bring me examples of Wordly Wise 3000 words they find in text in other classes, shows they watch or books they read outside of class,” said Holland. “One student told me they appreciate how much Wordly Wise has helped them in their everyday life. The structure of Wordly Wise gives students multiple opportunities for interaction and exposure to a word, which helps them to know it well and know it deeply. Truly, the content of Wordly Wise is perfect for eighth graders.”

Wordly Wise 3000 has partnered with Quizlet, an online platform that provides engaging game and study activities to practice new vocabulary. In both programs, students and teachers can choose from seven available study and game modes (flashcards, learn, spell, test, match, gravity and live) to practice and master the vocabulary they are learning.

To pre-order Wordly Wise 3000 4th Edition and Wordly Wise i3000 for the 2017-2018 school year, visit epsbooks.com/WW3000.

About EPS Instruction and Intervention
EPS Instruction and Intervention provides K–12 blended-media solutions that build core skills and close the achievement gap in reading and math. With powerful instructional tools and high-quality materials, the company’s reading and math intervention solutions are proven to help struggling students. EPS offers an integrated approach to effective teaching and learning.

For more information on EPS and its proven programs Wordly Wise 3000®, S.P.I.R.E.®, Academy of READING®, Academy of MATH®, MCI, Explode The Code® and EPS Custom Learning, visit http://epsbooks.com

About School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty is a leading distributor of innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to the education marketplace. The Company designs, develops, and provides educators with the latest and very best school supplies, furniture and both curriculum and supplemental learning resources. Working in collaboration with educators, School Specialty reaches beyond the scope of textbooks to help teachers, guidance counselors and school administrators ensure that every student reaches his or her full potential. Through its SSI Guardian subsidiary, the Company is also committed to school, healthcare and corporate workplace safety by offering the highest quality curriculum, training and safety and security products. Finally, through its SOAR Life Products brand, the Company offers thousands of products that sharpen cognitive skills and build physical and mental strength in fun and creative ways. From childhood through adulthood, they help individuals live life to the fullest – engaged, happy and well. SOAR Life Products is a customized offering for hospitals, long-term care, therapeutic facilities, home care, surgery centers, day care centers, physician offices, and clinics. For more information about School Specialty, visit http://www.schoolspecialty.com.

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