Hameray Classroom Literacy Blog

Hameray Herald: March 2013 Issue
 The New Oral Language Development Series is Released

We are pleased to announce the recent release of Hameray's new Oral Language Development Series (OLDS), which is designed to support oral language development through interaction with text. Created after three years of intensive research, this program supports Common Core language standards by providing opportunities to practice simple, compound and complex sentence structures with increasing levels of difficulty. OLDS is a collaboration between Hameray, the Hewlett Foundation and the wonderful educators at the New Teacher Center. More details about the Oral Language Development Series can be found HERE.

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The Joy Cowley Classroom Giveaway Announced

Mrs. Wishy-Washy fans! Nominate your classroom for the chance to win The Joy Cowley Classroom Giveaway. Prize: Ninety K-2 Leveled Readers, 3 Audio CDs, & 1 set of Finger Puppets ($400 Value). Click HERE to learn more details and to enter for your chance to win.

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Celebrating Animals & Learning with Informational Text

An animal Lover? Check out our weekly installment of Critter Corner. Learn facts about some of the most interesting creatures around and pick up a few great informational topics that you can share with your students. What kid doesn't like Arctic Foxes? BONUS Animal Fun courtesy of Hameray author Rhonda McDonald who shared this video of the Buffalo Zoo's popular new ambassador, a baby polar bear. Watch the video (above) for 10:33 minutes of pure polar cuteness! Rhonda has a soft spot for polar critters and Hameray recently published her book: Polar Bears.

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Kid Fuel: Get A Regular Dose of Inspiration

Kids inspire and if you haven't seen the remarkable story of Conner and Cayden Long, prepare to be inspired! These two boys were named Sportskids Of the Year for Sports Illustrated Kids, and with good reason. Cayden was born with hypertonic cerebral palsy, which has left him wheelchair-bound and unable to communicate through speech. Read our spotlight on this amazing story HERE and keep an eye on our Facebook profile where we love to feature great kid moments.

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 Yes, Now You Can Flip Through Our Books!

Get to know our materials better! Flip through sample books from any of our series. Click on the image above and explore our flipbooks. This is a fun and easy way to access many useful resources in a paperless way!

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The Monthly Round Up is a compilation of the interesting things we discovered and shared on the Hameray Blog, Pinterest, and Facebook Pages in March. If you liked what you read, sign up to receive our monthly e-newsletter: The Hameray Herald. Click the image below to subscribe:

 

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