Professional Development
What HAPPY Reading Has for Me

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For words of wisdom from researchers and practitioners in the field of literacy, read the monthly articles that post here.

Recommended Educator Books
Twice each month, we post a new book related to reading or education in general. To find these, look for links from the home page or go to the Books page and navigate to the final books in the list.

Under Resources, scroll to the bottom of the page to find recommended books related to word study, guided reading and vocabulary instruction.

Best Practices Throughout the Site
Generally speaking, you will find notes about best practices in education and in reading instruction throughout the website, including in the informational articles that rotate monthly on the Resources page. These are located just below the Calendar area.

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Members only Archive
You retain access to all profiles, features and articles when they archive.

HAPPY52 Tips
Members receive weekly delivery of Reading Raves and Reminders in their e-mail to help keep teaching practices sharp and student skill sharper.

Coming in early fall, this one of a kind resource will help you to connect real, high quality children’s literature with essential instructional goals and support all learners. Resources connected with the BookMine, including HOT (Higher Order Thinking) Cards are available at a discount for registered members.

Join at today’s low price and make your HAPPY Reading experience even more of a great value for you and your students.

Members also get HAPPY Services-- including HAPPY Primary, READ UP, WORD, HAPPY Preschool, HAPPY Transitions and Bibliotherapy-- at special pricing. Workshops for both parents and education professionals are also available at discounted pricing. A list of all available workshops can be found under the Resources tab, under Services from HAPPY. You may also write to discuss specific needs.


Registering as a member gives you the satisfaction of knowing you’ve joined a community of educators, learners, leaders and book lovers who are all about exploring better and more effective ways to coach learners to greater success. When you are at work, HAPPY Reading will be available to work alongside you to help reach higher goals. When you’re not at work, HAPPY Reading will be working steadily to bring you more stories of excellence and creative approaches to learning that will be ready when you are. Join us.

Becoming a registered member costs just pennies a day, per student. Some people spend more than this amount on a single book that may have much more limited use. You can purchase up to three years of membership at the low, introductory price. Schools and divisions may also purchase for up to three years at this same per-license rate. And referring friends, colleagues, other schools or other divisions can lead to even greater benefits for you and for them.

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