Prince Frederick, MD — September 7th, 2007 — Recorded Books, the premier publisher of audiobooks for K-12 schools and a Haights Cross Communications company, is cosponsoring this year?s Hawaii Council of Teachers of English (HCTE) and Hawaii Association of School Librarians (HASL) annual conference. On September 15th, Dr. Janet Allen, literacy expert and author of the Recorded Books reading program Plugged-in to Reading, will deliver the keynote entitled ?Literacy Across the Curriculum Using Differentiated Instruction.?

Plugged-in to Reading consultant Alyssa Austin will give two presentations on the program, at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Dr. Janet Allen?s Plugged-in to Reading is a reading program for middle and high school students based on a classroom library of 48 high-interest books, each accompanied by an unabridged, professionally narrated audiobook from Recorded Books.

Vice President of HCTE Anna Lee Lum says, ?Janet Allen is an inspirational speaker and I never miss an opportunity to hear her speak. She believes we should empower children with the necessary tools to affect their own learning. With Recorded Books? support, teachers will learn how to better meet the needs of all students and motivate them to become independent learners!?

To learn more about Plugged-in to Reading or Dr. Janet Allen?s appearance at HCTE, please call 1-800-638-1304 or email . To contact Alyssa Austin for more information on her Plugged-in to Reading presentation, please email

About Recorded Books
Recorded Books, a Haights Cross Communications company, is the largest producer of unabridged audiobooks for K-12 schools. Thousands of titles are available and are narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books also publishes and distributes Dr. Janet Allen?s Plugged-in to Reading, a research-based literacy program for middle and high schools based in high-interest, authentic literature. Each level includes everything needed to implement the program. All packaging is designed for high circulation. For more information on Recorded Books, please visit . For more information on Plugged-in to Reading, please visit

About Haights Cross Communications
Founded in 1997 and based in White Plains, NY, Haights Cross Communications is a premier educational and library publisher dedicated to creating the finest books, audio products, periodicals, software and online services, serving the following markets: K-12 supplemental education, public library and school publishing, audiobooks, and medical continuing-education publishing. Haights Cross companies include Sundance/Newbridge Educational Publishing (Northborough, MA), Triumph Learning (New York, NY), Buckle Down Publishing (Iowa City, IA), Options Publishing (Merrimack, NH), Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), and Oakstone Publishing (Birmingham, AL). For more information, visit

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