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Tunga Reads!

Tunga Reads!

Tunga Reads! is the first in a series of CCI iOS/Android projects that draw from the development team's vast experience creating content to engage young learners. Tunga Reads! features a hungry Chameleon as the title character, who is bent on gobbling up delicious insects to satisfy his cravings.

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Time Life Magazines

Time Life Magazines

Time Life Education’s goal was to tell the story of ethnic minorities in American history using this high interest, colorful format. Each issue of these newspapers spanned important periods and movements in American history, including The Great Migration, the beginnings of the American government, The Great Depression, World War I, and the Harlem Renaissance.

American History Herald & World History Herald

American History Herald & World History Herald

The American History Herald and The World History Herald featured “Yesterday’s News Today!” Each issue reported on a single pivotal event in American or World history. Included among the “American History Herald” topics are the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Lewis and Clark discovered alive, the end of Reconstruction, and the opening of Ellis Island. Topics in the “World History Herald” include the freeing of Mandela, the beheading of France’s King Louis XVI, and the declaration of World War II. Special features included: amazing ads, drawn from actual newspapers at the time; Science headlines: breaking news in the advancement of science—at the time; Children’s Viewpoints: how children of the period reacted to the events; Crime Reports: what crimes were in the headlines of the times. These newspapers made history come alive for kids!

Associated Press Newspapers

Associated Press Newspapers

The Associated Press and The ANPA (American Newspaper Publishers Association) shared an important goal: to develop a lifelong habit of newspaper reading among students. CCI created kits and workbooks—designed to develop research and writing skills using newspapers, as well as to foster in-depth understanding of the different genres contained in newspapers, including news articles, editorials, and features.

Burger Kids’ Club Magazine

Burger Kids’ Club Magazine

To promote reading and the love of learning among its four million Kids’ Club Members, Burger King hired CCI to create (and name!) these three magazines, which were mailed directly to kids at their homes.

Pearson/Prentice Hall–Juntos

Pearson/Prentice Hall–Juntos

Juntos is a three-level high school Spanish program created by CCI. The focus of this innovative and comprehensive program is communication. Among the many components, Juntos offered a film series shot in Hispanic countries around the world, magazines with fun articles and activities, and consumable Spanish-for- Spanish-speakers books that offered higher-level grammar and tips for heritage students.

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

This magazine was targeted to reach young, entrepreneurial filmmakers and was filled with funding strategies, investment possibilities, and individual and company resources.

Stepping Out in Chicago

Stepping Out in Chicago

Developed for all Chicago public school students, this booklet gave Chicago parents great places to visit with their children, what to see at each, and questions to ask on the way home to start discussions about what was learned.

Cobblestone Publishing–Footsteps

Cobblestone Publishing–Footsteps

Cobblestone’s African-American History For Kids features historical topics of great interest to African American students. This issue featured Sengbe, an African man who was captured from his home, sold into slavery, and imprisoned on the Amistad.

Metropolitan Teaching and Learning Company–Voyages

Metropolitan Teaching and Learning Company–Voyages

Working directly with the School District of Hillsborough County, in Florida, we created Voyages, a K–5 mathematics program that included this hands-on kit for Kindergarten children.

Metropolitan Teaching and Learning–Metro Early Reading

Metropolitan Teaching and Learning–Metro Early Reading

For Metropolitan Teaching and Learning Company (“Metro” for short), we developed an early reading program, rated “Exemplary” by the California adoption committee. This program features hand puppets for every letter of the alphabet, large classroom posters, decodable readers, “My Letter Book,” and a comprehensive Teacher Guide.

HMH–Portals Foundations

HMH–Portals Foundations

In response to the requests of many California educators, we created a special English reading/language arts program, designed for students who are newcomers to the United States.

Cancer Cured Kids, Standing Together, Standing Strong

Cancer Cured Kids, Standing Together, Standing Strong

To help school administrators, teachers, parents and students address and support the needs of children diagnosed with cancer, we worked with the Cancer-Cured Kids Foundation to provide useful information for teachers, administrators, and parents, as well as practical strategies for encouraging positive interaction among all students

Brooklyn Union Gas–Energy Choices

Brooklyn Union Gas–Energy Choices

Designed for middle school teachers and their students, Brooklyn Union Gas provided schools with this kit in order to introduce practical ways to reduce energy consumption at home and at school

AT&T–The World for Women: In Engineering

AT&T–The World for Women: In Engineering

The World for Women: In Engineering was part of a major effort by AT&T to increase the number of women engineers within the Company. The program, offered to middle and high schools at no cost, included videos, workbooks, and teaching materials. With an up close and personal interaction with five women engineers featured in the film, high school girls were motivated to take the prerequisite mathematics and science courses needed for college-level engineering courses.

American Hospital Association–Stress!

American Hospital Association–Stress!

Developed to address the unique stress faced by hospital administrators, doctors, nurses, and patients, this kit included workshop components that were used by hospital administrators in working with the community organizations, particularly Parent-Teacher Associations. Participants in these lively workshops rated themselves and their lives against the ten most likely causes of stress!

Discovery: Positive Connections for Kids

Discovery: Positive Connections for Kids

Targeted to middle school and high school students, Discovery: Positive Connections for Kids was designed to provide administrators, counselors, and teachers with the tools needed to reduce substance abuse among their students. The Federal Office of Substance Abuse funded this project.

Metropolitan Teaching and Learning Co.–Math Readers

Metropolitan Teaching and Learning Co.–Math Readers

For students in grades K–2, we created 68 leveled books that introduce the connection between words and images, all based on math concepts for these grade levels.

Metropolitan Teaching and Learning Co.–Nonfiction Bookbag

Metropolitan Teaching and Learning Co.–Nonfiction Bookbag

Alex Haley joined us as the general editor of a 26-book, multicultural series called the Metro Nonfiction Bookbag. In this role, Mr. Haley provided editorial direction through all stages of book development and wrote a special introduction for each title. The books in this collection are part of Alex Haley’s legacy to the education of America’s young people.

Metropolitan Teaching and Learning Co.–The Fourth Little Pig

Metropolitan Teaching and Learning Co.–The Fourth Little Pig

This fiction narrative features the Fourth Little Pig—the sister of the other pigs—who is able to set her brothers straight about the wolf! In addition to school sales, this book sold more than 1 million copies to the trade market.

Harcourt Science

Harcourt Science

CCI wrote the 5th and 6th grade levels of the student editions.

The LinkIt! Reading Story Books

The LinkIt! Reading Story Books

For K–3 students who are English learners or struggling readers in intervention classes, CCI developed a series of 28 stories that provide practice in all key phonics skills. The “graphic novel” style offers high appeal to the reader—and avoids the “baby book” appearance that makes struggling readers uncomfortable.

The LinkIt! Math Story Books

The LinkIt! Math Story Books

Adventures and real-life problems can be solved only with clever math thinking in these graphic novel math mysteries, Nina and Juan Save the Day! and Juan and Nina To the Rescue!

HMH–Portals

HMH–Portals

Portals, a middle school reading/ELA intervention program, was designed for students in grades 4–8 who were reading at least two grades below level. For older students who were not yet decoding basic English words, we created decodable text using the popular “graphic novel” style.

Metropolitan Teaching and Learning–Early Reading

Metropolitan Teaching and Learning–Early Reading

For Metropolitan Teaching and Learning Company (“Metro” for short), we developed an early reading program, rated “Exemplary” by the California adoption committee. This program features hand puppets for every letter of the alphabet, large classroom posters, decodable readers, “My Letter Book,” and a comprehensive Teacher Guide.

On Our Way to English

On Our Way to English

CCI developed a complete K-5 English as a Second Language Program, including Student Edition, Teacher Edition, and all ancillaries.

Our Chicago/Nuestro Chicago

Our Chicago/Nuestro Chicago

“Our Chicago” or “Nuestro Chicago” was part of a series of bilingual books developed for the Chicago Public Schools. It features Chicago’s many special places—including the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Chicago Art Institute, Wrigley Field, Lake Michigan, and the beautiful downtown area with its Sears Tower. It also features Chicago’s special people and events!

Marshal

Marshal

To celebrate the long, exciting, and successful history of the U.S. Marshals, the Foundation contracted with us to develop a tabletop book that tells this great American story.

The Spirit Within

The Spirit Within

Produced in collaboration with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the compilation was the first in a two-volume set that featured the work of young school-aged authors. Participants were selected through a national contest with thousands of entrants. All of the "young authors" whose works were selected received a publishing contract and received a personal thank you from Laura Bush during a gala celebration.

Mathematics Unlimited

Mathematics Unlimited

CCI created the editorial content and design for all components of this K–8 Core Mathematics Program, which swept the national market for several years.

Math Connections

Math Connections

CCI created the editorial content, design, and illustration program for all components of D.C. Heath’s K-8 Mathematics Connections.

Riverside Mathematics

Riverside Mathematics

CCI developed all editorial content, design, and illustrations for Riverside’s K–6 Core Mathematics Program in both English and Spanish. This program was developed to serve as a basic skills alternative to the corporation’s core program.

Scott Foresman/Addison Wesley–Math

Scott Foresman/Addison Wesley–Math

CCI developed the editorial content, design, and illustration program of grades 4–5 of this core program.

Scholastic–Do the Math

Scholastic–Do the Math

Working with Scholastic’s editorial and author team, CCI developed editorial content for the multi-grade mathematics program.

McGraw-Hill–Grow Network, My Guide

McGraw-Hill–Grow Network, My Guide

CCI created instructional materials for teachers and students for the company’s digitally managed “My Guide” mathematics program.

LinkIt! Math Digital Library & Assessment

LinkIt! Math Digital Library & Assessment

CCI’s affiliated company, Linkit, delivers online assessment and instruction directly to schools and school districts. For more information, we invite you visit the Linkit website at www.linkit.com. CCI creates all of the assessment items and instructional lessons for our software partner.

LinkIt! Reading Digital Library & Assessment

LinkIt! Reading Digital Library & Assessment

CCI’s affiliated company, LinkIt, delivers online assessment and instruction directly to schools and school districts. For more information, we invite you visit the LinkIt website at www.linkit.com. CCI creates all of the assessment items and instructional lessons for our software partner.

Voyages Connecticut

Voyages Connecticut

Building from some of the components of the Florida Voyages program, we created a K–6 program that addressed all of the Connecticut standards.

Voyages K–5

Voyages K–5

As publishers ourselves—under Metropolitan Teaching and Learning Company—we had the opportunity to work directly with math educators in the School District of Hillsborough County, in Florida. Together, we created a 9,500-page, comprehensive K–5 mathematics program that supported all of the Sunshine State Standards. This partnership provided the opportunity to classroom test all of the lessons before finalizing the program.

Detroit Social Studies

Detroit Social Studies

Under Metro, we “won” the Social Studies adoption at the K¬2 levels—with no books submitted. The reason? The Detroit adoption committee did not believe that the submitted textbooks reflected the people and places of Detroit. We created the complete program in several months, delivering it on schedule. The program was a great success.

Speak & Spell/Speak & Read

Speak & Spell/Speak & Read

CCI worked with Texas Instruments to create these well-known predecessors of digital delivery!

Problem Solving Step-by-Step

Problem Solving Step-by-Step

Assessment data demonstrated to our team that developing solid problem solving skills was a high priority mathematics need in the largely urban school districts that constituted the primary focus of Metropolitan Teaching and Learning Company. This program spanned grades 1–8 and taught key problem solving strategies.

Metro Math Bridges

Metro Math Bridges

This summer school intervention program, developed directly for the Chicago Public Schools, addressed the specific mathematics topics that the ITBS assessments had identified as difficult for Chicago students.

Digital Reading

Digital Reading

As we look forward to the future, CCI is developing exciting digital alternatives to print components, including interactive digital formats, apps, and tablet-delivered instruction.

Glencoe Writing

Glencoe Writing

These four college textbooks are designed to fill in the gaps that often exist among college freshmen.

McGraw-Hill–Spelling

McGraw-Hill–Spelling

CCI has developed elementary spelling programs for several publishers, including McGraw –Hill and Riverside.

HMH–Big Words

HMH–Big Words

Designed for use in the Portals reading intervention program, this handy word diary puts the responsibility for understanding word meaning in the hands of the student. Students evaluate their understanding of key words from the beginning of a unit to the end, using a scale that spans the categories “I’ve Never Heard of It” to “I OWN it." Making a personal connection to important words helps students remember their meanings. The use of such varied graphic organizers as a Definition Map helps students explore key words from several points of view.

Mapping the African-American Past

Mapping the African-American Past

CCI developed and created, in conjunction with Columbia University, this one-of-a-kind product. A kit of cards describes places of relevance in the history of African Americans in New York. The kit has a companion Workbook and also a dedicated website with activities, videos and teaching ideas.

Pearson–Social Studies

Pearson–Social Studies

We did all Spanish translation, editorial, and composition tasks for Pearson's Middle School titles Ancient Civilizations, Medieval and Early Modern Times, America: A History of Our Nation, and History of Our World.

Newbridge Leveled Books

Newbridge Leveled Books

CCI created Social Studies and Science leveled books, in both English and Spanish.

Wiley's ¡Vívelo!

Wiley's ¡Vívelo!

CCI worked in the design, production, and final editorial stage of Wiley's college title, which teaches Spanish through the use of cognates and context.

EMC's ¡Aventura!

EMC's ¡Aventura!

CCI was chosen to select new authentic literature and to write corresponding activities for this best-selling High School Spanish title. Expert literature teachers were commissioned by CCI to select excerpts, poems, and short stories by renowned Hispanic writers, and create engaging activities.

Wiley's Dicho y hecho

Wiley's Dicho y hecho

CCI was the selected vendor for the production and final editorial stages of this best-selling college Spanish series. Our team has developed several new editions of this successful title, and we are currently working on Dicho en Vivo, in which students have the chance to interact live with real coaches in Central and South America.

¡Con brío!

¡Con brío!

CCI was selected to create the beautiful design of this popular Spanish college Wiley title. Our company also collaborated in related editorial tasks in subsequent editions.

Berlitz Languages

Berlitz Languages

CCI created the set of language-learning packages for Italian, French, Spanish and German.

Driver's Ed

Driver's Ed

Working with the editorial staff of Glencoe and their author team, drawn from key executives of AAA, the Automobile Association of America, we attended driver ed conferences throughout the country, interviewed instructiors, and created the best-selling driver education program with features that every driver ed instructor loved to use!

Grammarai

Grammarai

In this innovative iPad app, an injured samurai trades action in combat for action in the world of grammar and vocabulary, becoming a "grammarai." Player's use the grammarai's sword to slash sentences with mistakes, and shoot his bow and arrow to get the correct words.

Scoop!

Scoop!

The Black News Network distributed Scoop!, created by CCI, and provided it to schools in districts with large African American populations.

Madison Square Garden Afterschool Magazines

Madison Square Garden Afterschool Magazines

The Madison Square Garden Cheering for Children Foundation distributed these magazines in New York City schools and at Madison Square Garden events. Their high-interest sports and entertainment content was designed to get kids absorbed in reading.

Learn About Your Community

Learn About Your Community

These informational magazines provide nonfiction social studies, science, and mathematics content about the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to be used in after-school and summer-school intervention courses.

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