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Early Reading and Writing Ideas Using Blends, Part 2

Early Reading and Writing Ideas Using Blends, Part 1

Asking Questions with Informational Texts—with FREE Download

Writing About the Self Leads to Learning About Others

Using Nonfiction and Fiction Texts for Fluency in First Grade

Congratulations to This Year's Teacher Leader Scholarship Recipient!

Dr. Richard Gentry Explains Why Students Can't Write

Summer Reading Challenge—with FREE Download!

Nonfiction Spanish Books for ELL Students

Writing Prompts for Kids!

5 Research-Based Practices for Kindergarten and First Grade

Hameray's Middle School Level Books

Compound Word Activities

Reading and Understanding Nonfiction—with FREE download!

This Sunday: #rrchat with Hameray Authors!

Fun Comprehension Activities for Zoozoo Animal World

Identifying Character Perspectives with Joy Cowley Books

FREE Zoozoo Into the Wild Teacher's Guide!

Hi-Lo Books for Movie Fanatics

Brand-New Letter Buddies Teacher's Guide!

Visualizing Relative Words with Low-Leveled Books

Teaching Character Traits with Little Red Riding Hood—with FREE download!

Engaging Readers with Literary Mirrors

Reading About Weather

A Better Path to Reading Success: Richard Gentry Discusses Kid Writing

Using Level A Books to Teach Children How to Read, Part 2

The Importance of Pictures for Reluctant Readers

Using Level A Books to Teach Children How to Read, Part 1

Role-Playing Traditional Stories

30 New Kaleidoscope Books!

Teachers Read, Too!

New Spanish Fables & Paired Texts!

A Call for Contemporary Books

Guided Reading to Support Textbook Reading, Part 3

Essential Questions in Fairy Tales

Guided Reading to Support Textbook Reading, Part 2

Using Joy Cowley in Science Lessons

Joy Cowley Contest Winner!

JOY COWLEY GIVEAWAY 2017!

Maps and the Common Core

Letter Buddies Part 2: Blends

Recognizing and Respecting Differences

Guided Reading to Support Textbook Reading, Part 1

Writing a Wishy-Washy Valentine

Word Recognition with Letter Buddies

Groundhog Day Science!

[Classic Post] Lessons Learned: Digging a Little Deeper with Traditional Literature

Rhyme Time with the Meanies!

[Classic Post] Building World Knowledge: Helping Parents Help Teachers

Inauguration Day: Compare and Contrast

Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month

Reading About Reading

Language Assessment Using Wordless Books

Building Argumentative and Reasoning Skills

Introducing NEW Activity Videos!

Gingerbread Kids: A Listing and Sequencing Lesson

The Role of Big Books and Shared Reading, Part 3

Helping Out During the Holidays

The Role of Big Books and Shared Reading, Part 2

Teaching Verb Tenses with Narratives

Animals in the Classroom

Teaching Verb Tenses with Informational Texts

Zoozoo Storytellers Activities!

Classic Post: A Thanksgiving Lesson on Where Food Comes From—with FREE download

Presenting the NEW Zoozoo Animal World Teacher's Guide!

Driving Into Word Study

Make Your Own Letter Buddies!

The Role of Big Books and Shared Reading

Election Vocabulary with the Biography Series

Identifying Character Traits through Paired Texts—with FREE Download!

STEM During the Month of October!

Halloween Sight Word Practice—with FREE download!

Fun at School

A 'Color Words' Activity—with FREE Download!

Halloween Pretend Play

Seasons with Guided Reading Groups—includes FREE Download!

Double Consonants with Little Rabbit!

Establishing Buddy Reading Expectations

Reading to Develop Emotional Literacy: Afraid

Book Introductions With Guided Reading Groups, Part 3

Reading to Develop Emotional Literacy: Angry

Book Introductions With Guided Reading Groups, Part 2

Reading to Develop Emotional Literacy: Sad

Book Introductions With Guided Reading Groups

Reading to Develop Emotional Literacy: Happy

Mrs. Wishy-Washy and the Big Farm Fair

Reading to Develop Emotional Literacy: Introduction

A Digraph Scavenger Hunt with Fables and the Real World

Why Are Big Books So Special?

Tips for Classroom Management with Richard Giso! [Classic Post]

Teach Back-to-School Safety with Informational Texts

Ocean Life Study in First Grade—With FREE Activity Sheet!

Connecting Literacy, Science, and Current Events with the Brazilian Rainforest

Guided Reading Tips: Meanies in the House

The Summer Olympics: A Golden Opportunity for Teaching

Reader's Theater with Fables and Fairy Tales—with FREE download!

Guided Reading Expert Groups

Nurturing Science Skills in the Early Childhood Classroom

Using Leveled Books to Help Students Develop Positive Behavioral Skills, Part 4

Using Leveled Books to Help Students Develop Positive Behavioral Skills, Part 3

Using Leveled Books to Help Students Develop Positive Behavioral Skills, Part 2

Using Leveled Books to Help Students Develop Positive Behavioral Skills, Part 1

A Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Scholar Tells Her Story

Shared Reading and Community Helpers—with FREE Download!

Teaching the Alphabet through Connections

3 Wishy-Washy Lessons with Joy Cowley Early Birds—with FREE Download

5 Ways to Use Mrs. Wishy-Washy for Guided Reading

Helping Striving Readers in the Upper Grades: Q & A with Dr. Adria Klein (Part 1 of 2) [Classic Post]

Five-Senses Poems: Expanding Students' Writing

An Introduction to Mrs. Wishy-Washy—with FREE Download! [Classic Post]

Teaching Fairy Tales: A Cinderella Lesson Plan for Common Core

Muhammad Ali: Celebrate His Life and Greatness

Comparing and Contrasting with Joy Cowley's Mr. Tang—Includes FREE Download!

Wordless Books As Story Prompts to Build Oral Language & Writing Skills

How to Keep Students Reading Through Spring and Summer [A Classic Post]

Using Books to Teach Inference Skills in Early Grades, Part 4

Using Books to Teach Inference Skills in Early Grades, Part 3

Using Books to Teach Inference Skills in Early Grades, Part 2

Using Books to Teach Inference Skills in Early Grades, Part 1

Fun with Mrs. Wishy-Washy in Kindergarten!

Common Core Corner: Talking About Informational Text Features

Five Great Activities for Wishy-Washy Ice Cream—with FREE Download!

Hameray Herald April '16: See What Joy Cowley Has Been Up To & More!

See Our Contest Winners Enjoying Their Prizes!

Talk about Tubman: Taking Advantage of Current Events

Building Paired Text Connections within Young Readers

Find Out Who Won The Joy Cowley Classroom Giveaway!

Build Real-World Knowledge at Any Reading Level

[New Post] Using Leveled Books to Teach Science in Kindergarten: Part 5

Teacher Bloggers Weigh In on Joy Cowley's Newer Characters, Pt. 2!

10 Fun Facts About Elephants for Kids in Kindergarten and First Grade

[New Post] Using Leveled Books to Teach Science in Kindergarten: Part 4

[Classic Post] Using Paired Texts to Teach about Homes—with FREE download!

[New Post] The Use of Leveled Books in Kindergarten Science: Part 3

Teacher Bloggers Weigh In on Joy Cowley's Newer Characters, Pt. 1!

[Classic Post] A Scavenger Hunt for Informational Text Features—with FREE download!

[New Post] The Use of Leveled Books in Kindergarten Science: Part 2

[Classic Post] Using Graphic Organizers with Biographies—with FREE download!

[New Post] The Use of Leveled Books in Kindergarten Science: Part 1

It's time to enter the Joy Cowley Classroom Giveaway 2016!

[Classic Post] Teaching Kids To Read with Shared Reading: Part 1—with FREE download!

Cinquain Poems: Transition to Expository Writing

[Classic Post] Informational Texts and the Water Cycle—with FREE download!

[Classic Post] Using Paired Texts to Teach about Dance—with FREE download!

[New Post] Using Mrs. Wishy-Washy Books to do a Character Analysis—with FREE Download!

[Classic Post] Bringing History to Life with Biography Day!

[New Post] Reading and Writing the Room—with FREE Download!

[Classic Post] Making Comics Based on Readers' Theater Scripts

Did You Know About Our Free Teacher's Guides?

[Classic Post] What Is It Like to Meet Joy Cowley? A Teacher-Blogger's Perspective

[Classic Post] Using Paired Texts to Teach Personal Safety—with FREE download!

[New Post] Using Language Arts to Meet Social Studies Standards in Grade One: Part 4

[Classic Post] Using Hand Lenses to Find and Sort Hidden Factoids—with FREE download!

[New Post] Using Language Arts to Meet Social Studies Standards in Grade One: Part 3

[Classic Post] The Power of Play and Pretending—with FREE download!

[New Post] Using Language Arts to Meet Social Studies Standards in Grade One: Part 2

[Classic Post] Using Paired Texts to Teach About the Water Cycle

[New Post] Using Language Arts to Meet Social Studies Standards in Grade One: Part 1

[Classic Post] Using Hand Lenses to Find and Sort Hidden Factoids—with FREE download!

[Classic Post] Using Gingerbread Cookies to Teach Writing—with FREE download!

[New Post] The Importance of Reading 20 Minutes Per Day

[Classic Post] How to Catch a Gingerbread Man—with FREE Printable Download!

Announcing the Winner of the Take-Home Book Bag Giveaway!

[Classic Post] Pulling Facts from Biographies with Alphaboxes—with FREE download!

[Classic Post] Motivating Students with QR Codes: Working with Biographies

[Classic Post] Teaching Quotation Marks with Mrs. Wishy-Washy—with FREE download

[New Post] 5 Tips for Independent Reading in Your Classroom—with FREE Download!

[Classic Post] The Importance of Vocabulary Development

Using Leveled Books to Teach Literature Standards in Second Grade,  Part 2: Informational Text

Classic Post: A Literacy Tip—Puzzle Piece Match-Ups

Using Leveled Books to Teach Literature Standards in Second Grade,  Part 1: Narrative Text

Classic Post: The Importance of the Classroom Library

Classic Post: Why Is Teaching Poetry Important?

Using Leveled Books to Teach Literature Standards in Kindergarten

Classic Post: Using Wordless Books Within a Content Unit—with FREE download!

Guided Reading Activities: Draw and Record—with FREE Download!

Classic Post: Classroom Library Organization

Using Leveled Books To Help Students Meet The Common Core For Language Development In Kindergarten

Classic Post: Using Informational Text Features

Mrs. Wishy-Washy and the Importance of Dramatic Play

Sea Life Projects, Part 4: Review and Research

Classic Post: Using Literature to Teach Anti-Bullying Lessons

Sea Life Projects, Part 3: Deep Sea Creatures Art

Classic Post: The Importance of "Just Right" Books—with FREE Download!

Sea Life Projects, Part 2: Sorting Turtles—with FREE Download!

Classic Post: Increasing Reading Comprehension with "Code-It"—with FREE Download!

Sea Life Projects, Part 1: "Fish or Not" Poster—with FREE Download!

Classic Post: Teaching Similarities and Differences with More than Two Animals—with FREE Download!

Leveled Books: What They Are and Why They Are Needed

Classic Post: Joy Cowley's Smarty Pants Books and Shared Reading—with FREE Download!

Classic Post: Teaching Similarities and Differences: Bats & Owls—with FREE Download

Classic Post: An African Animal Lesson Using Informational Texts—with FREE Download!

Accelerating Student Learning Using Language Readers

Summer Fun with Letter Learning!

Classic Post: Teaching Reading with The Helping Hand—with FREE Download!

Classic Post: Why Are Fairy Tales Important? (Includes FREE download!)

Using Predictable Sentences with Your Favorite Wishy-Washy Tales

Help Us Give Teachers the Recognition They Deserve!

Classic Post: Using Paired Texts to Meet Common Core ELA Standards—with FREE download!

Classic Post: Fun with Biographies: Compare and Contrast—with FREE download!

Using Letter Buddies to Build Vocabulary

Dr. Adria Klein Offers a Brief Insight on Oral Language

Classic Post: Teaching Blends with Letter Buddies—with FREE Download!

Magnetic Letters & Cognitive Development: Teaching Colors, Part 1

Classic Post: Using Mrs. Wishy-Washy to Teach Compound Words—with FREE Download!

Classic Post: Using Mrs. Wishy-Washy to Teach Digraphs—with FREE Download!

It’s Summer! Plan Your Nonfiction Library Now!

RRCNA Reports: Study Shows That i3 Reading Recovery Is Working!

10 Tips for Running a Successful Home Reading Program

Encouraging Parental Involvement in Children's Reading and Writing Growth

Using Literature to Teach About the Seasons—with FREE download!

Comparing Literature to Informational Text—with FREE Download!

Building Blocks of Literacy: Helping Infants and Toddlers Develop Language Skills

3 Ways to Get Boys Reading

Using Literature As Part of a Bullying Prevention Program—with FREE download!

Using Informational Texts in the Common Core Classroom: Grades 1-2

Connecting Narrative Text to Informational Text to Meet the Common Core

Using Narrative Texts in the Common Core Classroom: Grades 1–2

Teaching Letter Learning: The Alphabet

Teaching Letter Learning: Beginning Blends

Teaching Letter Learning: Beginning Sounds

Oral Language Development: Instructing English Learners, Pt. 2

Oral Language Development: Instructing English Learners, Pt. 1

Creating a Living Classroom Museum with Biographies

Oral Language Development Lesson with Zoozoo Storytellers

We Have Our Joy Cowley 2015 Contest Winners!

Fun Ideas for Guided Reading Tools—with FREE Download!

Working with Magnetic Letters—with FREE Download!

Congratulations to the Winners of Our Mini-Contests!

Working with Alphabet Books—with FREE Download!

Integrating Literature and Science for Sequencing—with FREE download!

What Does Letter Learning Encompass?

Ways to Balance a Curriculum in the Primary Grades

Have You Heard About the Mini-Contests?

5 Ways to Differentiate with Wordless Books

3 Group-Work Activities That Spark Student Learning—with FREE Download!

Hameray Herald: The Joy Cowley Giveaway Is Here!

7 Ways to Use Wordless Picture Books in Your Classroom

Integrating Reading and Writing Instruction: Why Is It Important?

Joy Cowley Shined at the 2015 RRCNA Conference!

Bringing A Fairy Tale to Life—with FREE Download!

The Power of the Cut-Up Sentence

Project-Based Learning In Kindergarten

Strategies vs. Skills: Helping Struggling Readers

5 Ideas For Using Nonfiction Books In Writing—with FREE download!

Using Formulas To Give Powerful Book Introductions

Using Gingerbread Cookies to Teach Writing—with FREE download!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2015

Hameray Herald: January 2015 Issue

Using Literacy Work Stations to Teach Compound Words—with FREE download!

Guided Reading Group Activity: Three Strategies to Use with Any Text—FREE Download!

We Have Our Winner! Who Will Dine with Joy Cowley?

Guided Reading: Building Strategies Through Scaffolding

Writing in Science through Leveled Texts—with FREE Download!

Supplementing Textbooks with Leveled Readers, Part 2—with FREE download!

Introducing R-Controlled Vowels with Leveled Readers—with FREE Download!

Activating Background Knowledge for Guided Reading—with FREE Download!

Introducing Guided Reading with a Brief Mini-Lesson

Using Mirrors to Build Vocabulary—with FREE Download!

Happy Thanksgiving

Classic Post: A Thanksgiving Lesson on Where Food Comes From—with FREE download!

Dine with Joy Cowley! Enter to Win!

Shared Reading with Little Dan—with FREE download!

Guided Reading As a Bridge Between Shared and Independent Reading—with FREE Download!

Supplementing Textbooks with Leveled Readers—with FREE download!

Differentiating in Science through Leveled Texts—with FREE Download!

Three Fun Ways to Track Print

Tying Your Vowel Lesson in with Stories—with FREE Download!

Five Ways to Teach about Community Workers—with FREE download!

Shared Reading and the Common Core

Using Mrs. Wishy-Washy to Teach Vowels—with FREE Download!

Teaching Informational Texts with Foldables—with FREE Download

Shared Reading with The Meanies

Teaching Blends with Letter Buddies—with FREE Download!

Letter Buddies and Young Children—with FREE download!

The Importance of Rereading Independent-Leveled Texts

Teaching Kids to Write: Writing to Inform

Teaching Kids To Read with Shared Reading: Part 3—with FREE download!

Fairy Tale Activities Make Learning Fun! (Includes FREE download!)

Students Play Teacher: Writing Their Own Questions—with FREE download!

Why Are Fairy Tales Important? (Includes FREE download!)

Using Paired Texts to Meet Common Core ELA Standards—with FREE download!

Teaching Kids To Read with Shared Reading: Part 2—with FREE download!

Using Paired Texts to Teach about Homes, Part 2—with FREE download!

Fun with Biographies: Compare and Contrast—with FREE download!

Classic Post: Ways to Make Learning the Alphabet Fun

Classic Post: Teaching Informational Text Features

Classic Post: The Power of Anchor Charts

Classic Post: Letter Learning Made Fun with Silly Hats

Classic Post: Introducing Informational Text to Primary-Aged Readers

Classic Post: Guided Reading Activities with Phonics—with FREE Download!

Congratulations to This Year's Scholarship Recipients!

Classic Post: Building Vocabulary with Informational Texts

Classic Post: Letter-Learning Ideas

Classic Post: Using Wordless Informational Texts to Support Early Writing

Classic Post: Teaching Retelling Strategies with Leveled Literature—with FREE Download!

Classic Post: Using Mrs. Wishy-Washy to Teach Character and Setting

Classic Post: Teaching Speaking & Listening Standards

Classic Post: Using Narrative Texts in the Common Core Classroom for Grades 1–2

Classic Post: Using Biographies to Help Students Meet Common Core Reading Standards

Classic Post: The Importance of "Just Right" Books

Classic Post: Using Informational Texts in the Common Core Classroom for Grades 1-2

Teaching Kids to Write: Writing to Persuade

Teaching Onomatopoeia with Joy Cowley's Books—with FREE download!

What Can Fairy Tales Teach Students? (Includes FREE download!)

Hameray Herald: Late June Issue

Using Paired Texts to Teach about Homes—with FREE download!

A Scavenger Hunt for Informational Text Features—with FREE download!

Using Graphic Organizers with Biographies—with FREE download

Teaching Kids To Read with Shared Reading: Part 1—with FREE download!

Check Out These Classic Posts!

Informational Texts and the Water Cycle—with FREE download!

Using Paired Texts to Teach about Dance—with FREE download!

Bringing History to Life with Biography Day!

Making Comics Based on Readers' Theater Scripts

Hameray Herald: June 2, 2014 Issue

What Is It Like to Meet Joy Cowley? A Teacher-Blogger's Perspective

Using Paired Texts to Teach Personal Safety—with FREE download!

Using Hand Lenses to Find and Sort Hidden Factoids—with FREE download!

The Power of Play and Pretending—with FREE download!

We've Got Adorable Winner Pictures from the Joy Cowley Giveaway!

Pulling Facts from Biographies with Alphaboxes—with FREE download!

Congratulations to Our IRA Raffle Winner!

Using Paired Texts to Teach About the Water Cycle

Motivating Students with QR Codes: Working with Biographies

Teaching Quotation Marks with Mrs. Wishy-Washy—with FREE download

Teaching Kids to Write: The Author's Purpose and Writing to Communicate

May Special Offer: K–3 Informational Text Guided Reading Set

Hameray Herald: April 2014 Issue

How to Keep Students Reading Through Spring and Summer

Working with Magnetic Letters—with FREE Download!

Working with Alphabet Books

What Does Letter Learning Encompass?

Come to Our Booth and Meet Joy Cowley!

Teaching Kids to Write: The Standard Spelling Stage

Congratulations to Our 2014 North Carolina and Michigan Reading Conference Raffle Winners!

Literacy Tip: Puzzle Piece Match-Ups

Last Chance for the Special Price: Joy Cowley's Do-Whacky-Do Big Book!

The Importance of the Classroom Library

The Importance of Vocabulary Development

We Have Our Joy Cowley 2014 Contest Winners!

Why Is Teaching Poetry Important?

Congratulations to Our Bloggers' Mini-Contest Winners!

Hameray Herald: March 2014 Issue

Using Wordless Books Within a Content Unit

Classroom Library Organization

Using Informational Text Features

Using Mrs. Wishy-Washy to Teach Compound Words—with FREE Download!

Using Literature to Teach Anti-Bullying Lessons

Teaching Kids to Write: The Transitional Stage

An Introduction to Mrs. Wishy-Washy—with FREE Download!

Pre-Publication Special: Joy Cowley's Do-Whacky-Do Big Book!

The Importance of "Just Right" Books—with FREE Download!

Increasing Reading Comprehension with "Code-It"—with FREE Download!

Hameray Herald: February 2014 Issue

Have Great Teaching Ideas? Write for Our Literacy Blog!

Teaching Similarities and Differences: More than Two Animals—with FREE Download!

Celebrate Black History with Biographies—with FREE Download!

Using Mrs. Wishy-Washy to Teach Digraphs—with FREE Download!

Joy Cowley's Smarty Pants Books and Shared Reading—with FREE Download!

Using Literacy Frames to Aid Guided Reading

Joy Cowley Giveaway 2014! It's that time again...

Congratulations to Our Reading Recovery Conference Raffle Winner!

Teaching Similarities and Differences: Bats & Owls—with FREE Download

Teaching Math through Literature—with FREE Download!

Teaching Kids to Write: The "CVC Words" Stage!

Tutoring Older Students: 12 Tips for Success

An African Animal Lesson Using Informational Texts—with FREE Download!

Hameray Herald: January 2014 Issue

Teaching Punctuation for Expression

Retelling with Mrs. Wishy-Washy—with FREE Download!

Getting Kids Excited about Reading with the Book Genie—with FREE Download

Tutoring Young Readers

Strategies for Teaching Reading: The Helping Hand—with FREE Download!

Teaching Retelling Strategies with Leveled Literature—with FREE Download!

Informational Texts and Animal Habitat Units—with FREE Download!

Teaching Kids to Write: The "Consonants Represent Words" Stage!

Informational Texts and Kindergarten Language Convention Standards

Hameray Herald: New Year's 2014 Issue

How to Catch a Gingerbread Man—with FREE Printable Download!

Writing, Informational Text, and Young Children

The Power of Anchor Charts

The Role of Informational Text in Early Literacy Instruction

What Are Some Guidelines for Teaching With Biographies?

Keys To Successful Tutoring

Free Biography Download and Flipbook to Honor Nelson Mandela

NEW Under the Sea App: FREE through 12/11!

Teaching Kids to Write: Beginning Sounds Emerge!

Lessons Learned: Digging a Little Deeper with Traditional Literature

Hameray Herald: November 2013 Issue

Where Do Joy Cowley's Ideas Come From? Find Out in Her Own Words!

How Informational Text Can Help You Enrich Your Diverse Classroom

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What Goes On in a Content-Rich Preschool Classroom? Find Out!

Point of View and the Common Core—with FREE Point-of-View Worksheet!

A Thanksgiving Lesson on Where Food Comes From—with FREE download!

Using Joy Cowley's Books to Practice Literacy Skills—FREE Download!

Classroom Organization Tips with Richard Giso

To Teachers, On Writing: Another Letter from Joy Cowley to You! (#3)

Hameray Herald: October 2013 Issue

Spotlight! Teaching Speaking & Listening Standards with Dana Lester!

Making Inferences with Informational Text

Coming Soon: Zoozoo Mundo Animal!

Using Wordless Informational Texts to Support Early Writing

Dear Teachers: Another Letter from Joy Cowley to You! (#2)

Stop and Jot! An Easy Way to Assess Informational Text Reading Skills

Working with Sight Words: Brian Hopkins

A Kindergarten Literacy Routine from Greg Smedley!

How Do You Decide What to Teach? Choosing Units of Study in Preschool

Introducing Informational Text to Primary-Aged Readers with Richard Giso

Dear Teachers: A Letter from Joy Cowley to You! (#1)

Spotlight! Letter-Learning Ideas with Tiffani Mugurussa!

Working with Letters: A Guest Post from Brian Hopkins

Teaching Kids to Write: The Strings of Letters Stage!

Hameray Herald: September 2013 Issue

Using Mrs. Wishy-Washy to Teach Character and Setting

Big Books and the Common Core: Read-Alouds and Shared Reading

Improving Letter and Sound Skills in Struggling Students

Teaching Kids to Write: The Letter-Like Symbols Stage!

Mrs. Wishy-Washy for Shared Reading—with a FREE Worksheet Download!

Spotlight! Tips for Classroom Management with Richard Giso!

The World of Words: Building Vocabulary with Informational Texts

Using Biographies to Help Students Meet Common Core Reading Standards

Guided Reading with One-Word Readers by Greg Smedley

More Fun Oral Language Development at Home (Family Literacy #12)

Happy Labor Day!

Hameray Herald: August 2013 Issue

Critter Corner: Why Do Wolves Howl?

Develop Oral Language at Home: Talking Together (Family Literacy #11)

Building World Knowledge: Helping Parents Help Teachers

Spotlight! Taking a Look at Classroom Libraries with Lyssa Sahadevan

Critter Corner: It's Puffin Time!

Teaching Kids to Write: The Scribbling Stage!

Teaching Letters & Sounds with Greg Smedley

Joy Cowley Introduces Her Newest Characters in Pt. 4 of Her Interview

Guided Reading Activities with Phonics from Brian Hopkins

Building World Knowledge with Informational Texts: Susan Bennett-Armistead

A Video Introduction to the Oral Language Development Series

Joy Cowley Divulges the Secret of the Pig in Part 3 of Her Interview!

Activities to Teach Reading and Writing Names with Greg Smedley

Kaleidoscope Author Gaynell Jamison Featured in SEA Life Magazine

Yuen Family Foundation Scholar Jeff Williams on Reading Recovery and CCSS

What Inspired Joy Cowley to Write Mrs. Wishy-Washy? Find Out!

Hameray's Critter Corner: Download a FREE Chameleon Coloring Page!

Informational Texts Can Build Background & Augment Prior Knowledge

Oral Language Development & Making a Family Timeline (Family Literacy #10)

Hameray Herald: July 2013 Issue

Using Magnetic Letters to Make Words, Part 2

Spotlight! Connect Literature to Informational Text with Misty Poland!

4 Simple Ways Parents Can Help with Homework: Family Literacy, Part 9

Letter Learning with Letter Hunt Activities from Greg Smedley!

Using Magnetic Letters to Make Words, Part 1

Sneak a Peek at Story World and Real World on Pinterest!

Homework Expectations for Teachers & Parents: Family Literacy, Part 8

Spotlight! Teaching Informational Text Features with Brian Hopkins

Teaching the Alphabet by Name, Part 2

Letter Learning Made Fun! Silly Hats & Greg Smedley

Using a Homework Calendar: Family Literacy, Part 7

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Guest Post by Rhonda McDonald

Happy Fourth of July!

Teaching the Alphabet by Name, Part 1

Parents' Guide to an Interactive Read Aloud: Family Literacy, Part 6

Hameray Herald: June 2013 Issue

Teaching Similarities & Differences in Letter Shapes/Forms, Part 3

Teacher Spotlight: Learning the Alphabet with Greg Smedley

Family Literacy: Parental Involvement, Part 5

Helping Striving Readers: Q & A with Alan Trussell-Cullen, Pt. 2 of 2

Teaching Similarities & Differences in Letter Shapes/Forms, Part 2

Helping Striving Readers: Q & A with Alan Trussell-Cullen, Pt. 1 of 2

Family Literacy: Parental Involvement, Part 4

Family Literacy: Parental Involvement, Part 3

Teaching Similarities & Differences in Letter Shapes/Forms, Part 1

Family Literacy: Parental Involvement, Part 2

Family Literacy: Parental Involvement, Part 1

Free Audiobook Listen: Mrs. Wishy-Washy & the Big Farm Fair!

Magnetic Letters & Cognitive Development: Teaching Colors, Part 3

Q & A with Denise Nott, Winner of Our Joy Cowley Classroom Giveaway

A Letter from Joy Cowley

Hameray Herald: May 2013 Issue

Magnetic Letters & Cognitive Development: Teaching Colors, Part 2

Help Us Give Teachers the Recognition They Deserve!

Teacher Spotlight: Anita Goodwin's 2nd-Grade Class & Mrs. Wishy-Washy

Learning About Letters: Teaching the Alphabet

Magnetic Letters & Cognitive Development: Teaching Colors, Part 1

Learning About Letters: Teaching Beginning Blends

Learning About Letters: Teaching Beginning Sounds

Using Informational Texts in the Common Core Classroom: Grades 1-2

Connecting Narrative Text to Informational Text to meet Common Core

Using Narrative Texts in the Common Core Classroom: Grades 1-2

Text Variety Helps Inspire Striving Readers: Alan Trussell-Cullen Pt. 2

Oral Language Development: Instructing English Learners, Pt. 2

Oral Language Development: Instructing English Learners, Pt. 1

Oral Language Development Lesson with Zoozoo Storytellers

Helping Striving Readers: Q & A with Dr. Adria Klein (Part 2 of 2)

Helping Striving Readers in the Upper Grades: Q & A with Dr. Adria Klein (Part 1 of 2)

Highlights from the Joy Cowley Classroom Giveaway

The Winner of the Joy Cowley Classroom Giveaway is...

Hameray Herald: April 2013 Literacy Issue

Word-Play to Working Author: An Interview with Alan Trussell-Cullen

The 4 Things We Learned at the 2013 International Reading Conference

North Carolina Reading Conference - Raffle Winner Announced

Hameray Exhibiting at Spring Reading Conferences

Teacher Spotlight: Reading Activities From Tammy Ferrell of 1, 2, 3 Teach With Me

Hameray's Critter Corner - Elephant Lesson Plan!

Joy Cowley Classroom Giveaway

Rhyming & Poetry Foster Literacy Learning in Preschoolers

Hameray Herald: March 2013 Issue

Hameray's Critter Corner - Meet The Crocodile!

Kids Can Do It! - Conner & Cayden Long's Inspirational Story

Hameray's Critter Corner - Meet The Barracuda!

Kids Can Do It!

Mrs. Wishy-Washy in the Classroom and on YouTube

Hameray's Critter Corner - Meet The Arctic Fox!

A Week of Mrs. Wishy Washy!

Joy Cowley Early Birds Winner Announced

Pinterest Fun with Hameray Publishing

Mrs. Wishy-Washy In The Classroom

The Winner of The Joy Cowley Collection is...

The Winner Of the Mrs. Wishy-Washy Valentine's Day Giveaway Is.....

Raffle Winner of Leveled Readers Series – Kaleidoscope Collection!

Series Editor Joy Cowley Discusses The Kaleidoscope Collection

Mrs. Wishy-Washy Creator - Joy Cowley - Welcomes You to Hameray

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