Scholastic, a global children’s publishing, education, and media company, announced Thursday the expansion of My Arabic Library.
According to Scholastic, it is the first leveled reading program available in Arabic for grades 1–6, to include educational materials for Pre-K and kindergarten classrooms.
My Arabic Library for Pre-K and kindergarten includes 25 titles that have been adapted into Modern Standard Arabic, a teacher guide that provides read-aloud instructions and curriculum suggestions for each title, and classroom activities.
Since its launch in 2004, with the help of educators, governments, and nonprofit organizations, My Arabic Library has reached students in grades 1–6 in the U.S. and globally.
The expansion of the program aims to provide Arabic language readers with access to age-appropriate fiction and non-fiction books to help foster a love of literature and to develop independent reading and critical thinking skills at an early age.