Weekly Reader Publishing was a publisher of educational materials in the United States that had been in existence for over 100 years. It provided teaching materials to elementary and secondary schools that was used by more than 90 percent of that country's school districts.
The company’s flagship publication was Weekly Reader, a grade-specific classroom magazine that served elementary students in over 50,000 schools across the country.
Weekly Reader also published branded periodicals and instructional materials for middle and high school students, along with a full range of supplementary educational materials for grades Pre-K–9. These curriculum-specific products included classroom magazines, workbooks, reproducibles, early learning centers, and more.
The company’s age- and grade-appropriate elementary and secondary publications integrated reading, writing, science, math, social studies, current events, and life skills topics into “news-style” classroom magazines and other formats.
In 2007, Weekly Reader Corporation became part of The Reader's Digest Association, based in Chappaqua, New York. Weekly Reader's main office was relocated from Stamford, Connecticut, to Chappaqua at the end of May 2007.
Elementary school classroom magazines
Weekly Reader – grade-appropriate magazines for students in grades Pre-K to 2. Content builds children’s general knowledge, reinforces the literacy scope and sequence used in the classroom, and aligns with national standards. Weekly Reader helps students read, write, talk, and listen, while reinforcing themes and skills taught in basal reading programs.
WR News – grade-appropriate news magazines for students in grades 3 to 6.
Middle school and high school classroom magazines
Read is for students in grades 6–10. It includes plays, fiction, and nonfiction that motivate students to read while building reading comprehension skills.
Current Events is for students in grades 1–10. In-depth coverage of world and national news in a student-friendly format.
Current Health 1 & 2 – for students in grades 6–8 and 1–12 respectively. Covers most state health curricula, so it can be used as a stand-alone teaching tool.
Current Science – for students in grades 3–10. Each issue covers major areas of the science curriculum, using relevant news and events.
Career World – for students in grades 1–12. Gives students the guidance they need to make better decisions about school, careers, and life after school.
Supplementary educational materials
Student practice books, reproducibles, and activity centers for students in grades Pre-K–9 that supplement an array of curriculum areas, support teaching standards. Grade-appropriate resources that help children achieve their educational goals.
- Kosman, Josh and Keith J. Kelly (July 23, 2012). Landmark publication Weekly Reader to shut down. The New York Post. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
- Weekly Reader Publishing company web site