Hameray Classroom Literacy Blog

Hameray Herald: February 2014 Issue

BIG BOOKS. READERS. PUPPETS.

DON'T MISS OUT ON THE JOY COWLEY CLASSROOM GIVEAWAY

It's back by popular demand! After receiving such positive feedback for The Joy Cowley Classroom Giveaway that we held last year, we had to do it again in 2014! It's a chance to win a package of Joy's newest stories showcasing your favorite characters: Mrs. Wishy-Washy, the Hungry Giant, Little Dan, and more. Learn more about the contest, the Grand Prize, and rules by clicking here. There's NO cost, just tell us what you love most about Joy Cowley's stories!
 
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ROAR! Pairing Narrative & Informational Texts

Zoozoo Into the Wild
Pairing low-leveled fiction & nonfiction books, this series allows students to explore some of their favorite animals across different text genres.

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Guest Blog

Mrs. Wishy-Washy & Teaching Digraphs 
Laureen Stewart shares a fun activity for teaching the "sh" & "ch" digraphs while drawing inspiration from Mrs. Wishy-Washy & the Big Wash!

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Shared Reading with Smarty Pants – Kindergarten teaching wiz Elizabeth Hall offers another one of her helpful classroom lessons (with a FREE download) using Joy Cowley's Smarty Pants in a shared reading exercise that fosters fluency in students! Read Elizabeth's entire guest blog post by clicking here.

Don't Miss Out! Just a reminder that you can still download any of the worksheets from past blog posts directly from the Resources page on our website. We will continue to update this twice a month, to keep the content current and useful. You can see more by clicking here.