Hameray Classroom Literacy Blog

Hameray Herald: September 2013 Issue

We have a lot of exciting new things planned for the upcoming school year to help your students achieve their literacy goals. If you haven't already received it, allow us to send you our new fall catalog by clicking here. You can also check out the weekly posts on our education blog featuring literacy articles and classroom activities authored by a range of top educators.


Coming Soon. The popular Zoozoo Animal World Series is being adapted for Spanish. The series features 20 animals from 4 different habitats.

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Top Blog. Kindergarten teacher Elizabeth Hall talks about using Mrs. Wishy-Washy to teach shared reading. Includes a FREE downloadable worksheet.

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The Common Core State Standards require students to be exposed to more complex text at earlier grades than previous standards required. One way to scaffold students to these more challenging reading levels is to make use of read-alouds and shared reading sessions.

Beginning in kindergarten, students are expected to "actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding" (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.10: K). Often in the form of read-alouds, these group reading activities may be some students' first contact with reading; sadly, not every family reads at home. As an introduction to literacy, read-alouds give children... 

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