Educators: Refer Families & Earn!

Educators can now earn Scholastic eGiftCards when they refer families to Novel Effect


We know how hard you work to create a classroom of children who love to read. By creating magical read-alouds with Novel Effect, your students are more engaged, more focused on the story, and more excited to read. 

We’ve now made it easy and rewarding to ensure your students continue to build on those skills at home. US-based educators can earn Scholastic dollars when your students’ families subscribe to Novel Effect.

ANY educator can participate — you don’t have to be a premium Novel Effect subscriber to refer and earn! 

How to Refer & Earn:  

  1. Sign up here to get your unique referral link. 
  2. Send your unique referral link to your students’ families using the email template below (or write your own). Make sure you provide the REFER20 promo code to your families so they can receive 20% off their subscription.
  3. That’s it! When a parent subscribes, you will receive an email that they subscribed. Please note that confirmation can take up to 2 weeks. 
  4. We will email your award to the email you signed up with around July 31st, 2022. Please keep an eye out for an email during that time from Scholastic.com.

Note: Referrals apply to US-based educators only. This offer is valid for parents and families who purchase an annual subscription by June 30, 2022. 

Sample Referral Email 

Dear families,

If your child comes home rambling about jungles dancing, dragons roaring, or kittens meowing, please know that they’re probably talking about our read-alouds. 

We’ve been using a mobile app called Novel Effect which follows your voice and adds interactive music, sound effects, and character voices as we read aloud from our favorite children’s books. Your kids are more engaged and enjoy reading more because of the immersive experience. I highly recommend you download the app to use during your normal reading routine at home. 

Check out how this parent reads to her son using Novel Effect. You’ll love it! 

The people at Novel Effect reached out to teachers and offered a few opportunities to encourage read-alouds at home while providing more books for my classroom. 

  • I received a promo code (REFER20) that you can use for 20% off an annual Premium subscription to Novel Effect which comes with unlimited access to all the eBooks and soundscapes in their library. It’s a great way for you to create your own magical read-alouds at home. 
  • And for every one of you who subscribes, my classroom will earn $5 at Scholastic.com to buy books and other supplies. Click here for my [enter your link that you created].

So if you want to create magical moments with your child at home when you snuggle-up with a great book, check it out. Be forewarned, they will ask to read more and more!

Thank you,

Your Name

Download the Novel Effect app to bring stories to life with music and sound that respond to your voice. 

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