Many publishers now offer content for the classroom and for teacher professional development. However, particular publishers are dedicated to producing textbooks for specific markets. For example, there are publishers dedicated to high-school publishing, ESL (English as a Second Language) students, home-schooled children and more. Although these companies make their books available for individual purchase, their clients are more likely to be school districts or individual schools who purchase books for classroom use.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishers own a number of publishing groups that publish books and software for classroom and educational use, including Heinemann, Harcourt School Publishers, Great Source, The Learning Company, Riverside and more.
PreK to Sixth Grade Houghton Mifflin Harcourt School Division 9205 SouthPark Center Loop Orlando, FL 32819
Sixth to 12th Grade Holt McDougal 1900 South Batavia Ave. Geneva, IL 60134 (800) 462-6595 http://www.hmhco.com/
Macmillan/McGraw-Hill is the elementary school publishing arm of the McGraw-Hill publishing company. According to their website, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill is the leading producer of educational texts for kindergarten through sixth grade in the United States.
Publishing Group of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020 1-800-442-9685 http://www.mhschool.com/
American Home-School Publishing
American Home-School Publishing is a publisher that publishes books specifically for the home-school market with an emphasis on material for middle-school and high-school students.
American Home-School Publishing P.O. Box 570 Cameron, MO 64429 (800) 684-2121 http://www.ahsp.com/
Pearson Scott Foresman
Pearson Scott Foresman offers both print and digital materials for the elementary school market. In addition, Pearson Longman offers ESL materials.
Pearson Scott Foresman 3075 W. Ray Rd., Suite 200 Chandler, AZ 85226 (800) 848-9500 http://www.pearsonschool.com/
Frances Hall is a librarian and writing and women's and gender studies instructor. Hall has written for Her Active Life and Queercents and has been blogging since 2004. Hall holds a Master of Arts in library science from Dominican University and a Master of Arts in English/literature with a focus on feminist writing pedagogy, as well as a graduate certificate in women's and gender studies.