Washington State Library Supports Student Literacy with Large Print Books

| By Gale Staff | Thorndike Press has partnered with Washington State Library to deploy a special collection of 30 large print books to 89 middle schools across Washington State. Research shows that large print text can improve reading confidence and skill level in students—allowing them to develop stronger reading skills. With this new partnership, … Read more

Lead a Literacy Intervention with Large Print

| By Gale Staff | Almost two-thirds of 4th and 8th grade students in our nation’s schools are reading at a basic or below-basic grade level.* What can educators do to support these striving readers and help bridge the achievement gap? Large print books are a good place to start. Thorndike Press, from Gale, a … Read more

Free Webinar: Increase Literacy Skills with Large Print Books

| By Gale Staff | According to The Nation’s Report Card, 67 percent of 8th graders in public schools aren’t proficient in reading. When a student isn’t reading at their grade level, it can affect their learning as a whole. During this webinar, we will be sharing results from a Project Tomorrow efficacy and feedback study … Read more

Large Lives, Large Print–Inspiring Stories of Feminine Mystique

| By Gale Staff | Women—controversial, mysterious, and heroic—are in the spotlight for September. Whether your readers are looking for “can’t put it down” fiction or an inspiring true tale, these new large print titles won’t disappoint. Plus, two of the three are in development for the big screen—inviting the classic debate of what was … Read more

Larger Print Offers Bigger Advantages for Striving Readers

| By Gale Staff | Reading does not come naturally or easily to a striving reader, which the industry defines as a young reader who is not reading at an age-appropriate grade level. It may be that they want to read but find it difficult or frustrating; they may deprioritize reading for competing activities; they … Read more

Building Confidence in Striving Readers

| By Sabine McAlpine | There are many reasons that young adults may not develop a relationship with reading. While learning disabilities can certainly be a factor, it may simply be reluctance. Large print is often associated with older readers and those that are visually impaired, but it is also beneficial to readers who have … Read more