Hameray Classroom Literacy Blog

Hameray Herald: May 2013 Issue

The Common Core State Standards place a high value on informational text, emphasizing it more in the early grades than ever before. Hameray offers over 130 leveled informational texts that contain key text features (glossaries, indices, and headings), while increasing children's world knowledge with exciting facts and holding their attention with bright, beautiful photography. Topics are specially chosen to be familiar to children or of particular interest to them, including recreational activities, machines, and aspects of the natural world, such as animals and plants. 

See all of Hameray's Informational Texts here.

  

 
What's The Time? A sample lesson for using informational texts from the Real World's free Teacher's Guide. Read more.
Guest Blogger Paula Dugger on using magnetic letters to help with the cognitive development of preschoolers. Read More. 

 

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Now Available as a Big Book! You asked. We listened. Joy Cowley's Poor Sore Hungry Giant story will soon be available in big book form. Pre-order now and save! Not familiar with this particular story? Click here to listen to an excerpt read by Joy herself. 

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