Stephen Newitt has extensive experience working on language arts and ESL products. He was a Senior Editor at Quarasan and ETA/Cuisenaire, where he was in charge of reading programs for grades K–12. He was also a Senior Editor at Hampton-Brown, where he worked on textbooks and assessment materials for English-language learners in grades K–5. Prior to that, Steve was a Research and Development Editor for Kumon in Tokyo and Los Angeles, where he led a team developing a K–12 reading comprehension workbook series. While there he also taught reading to students in Kumon centers. In Tokyo he also prepared students for standardized tests such as the TOEFL and the SAT. In addition to his experience writing and editing textbooks and assessments, Steve has developed a special expertise in writing and correlating learning materials to standards.
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Steve has a B.A. degree in English Literature from Louisiana State University. He also spent several years living in Japan. During his stay, he used a variety of learning methodologies to pass an advanced Japanese-language proficiency test after just a few years of study. Using his education and experience, Steve combined Eastern learning methodologies and modern Western educational standards to create the Newitt Beginning Reading and Writing Program.
Newitt Learning is an educational publishing company that provides innovative and effective learning programs. The first offering is the Newitt Beginning Reading and Writing Program, an educational system unlike anything seen before. The program provides a fundamental yet integrated approach to reading, writing, listening, and speaking the English language. The Common Core standards-based series of 24 books guides novice learners through a full year curriculum. A key feature of the program is that it uses linear incremental steps and repeated practices linked to higher level thinking skills. This approach gives the learner a solid foundation of reading and writing experiences. In the process, the learner gains routine study habits, motivation to learn, confidence, and mastery.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, World Language, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Poetry, Informational Text, Phonics