All new research-based program designed specifically for California teachers and students

NEW YORK (November 7, 2008) – The California State Department of Education has approved Macmillan/McGraw-Hill’s elementary reading and language arts program, California Treasures, for the 2008 Reading/Language Arts–English-Language Development adoption list.

“We are so pleased that California Treasures will be available to California school districts,” said Steve McClung, president of School Solutions Group, which includes Macmillan/McGraw-Hill. “This program represents the latest research and knowledge in elementary language arts instruction. We are dedicated to ensuring California teachers have the most robust curriculum available to help all of their students succeed.”

California Treasures is a comprehensive reading and language arts program for Grades K-6 that includes differentiated instruction, an English language development program, writing support, and classroom management resources. This digital and print solution was developed to meet California standards and reflects extensive input from California teachers.

Written specifically to follow the state's revised English language arts standards, California Treasures incorporates an English language development (ELD) component to assist students transitioning from Spanish. For further EL support, California Treasures English Language Development provides an additional 60 minutes of ELD instruction.

In addition, California Tesoros de lectura, a parallel K-6 reading and language arts program in Spanish, provides side-by-side Spanish and English instruction in the teacher's edition and utilizes engaging authentic Spanish literature in the student edition with appropriate phonics instruction to ground Spanish speaking students in reading skills and experiences.

For more information about Macmillan/McGraw-Hill's and Glencoe/McGraw-Hill’s California Treasures, please visit

About Macmillan/McGraw-Hill and Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
Macmillan/McGraw-Hill is part of McGraw-Hill School Solutions Group (MHSSG). The group combines Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, which focuses on Grades PreK-6, and Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, which serves Grades 6-12. MHSSG is the only major educational publishing business to provide a comprehensive approach to the development of print and digital instructional materials from pre-kindergarten through high school. Additional information is available at

About McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is a leading global provider of print and digital instructional, assessment and reference solutions that empower professionals and students of all ages. McGraw-Hill Education has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 60 languages. Additional information is available at

Tom Stanton
McGraw-Hill Education
(212) 904-3214

Yvonne Pentz
Paul Werth Associates
(614) 224-8114
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