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A Word About Standards

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HAPPY Reading understands the need to address standards appropriately in each instructional day. To do this, we have created instructional materials that make teaching and learning fun AND that address standards simultaneously and specifically. Poems in and of themselves address numerous language arts objectives. To see those covered under Virginia standards and the new Common Core, go to:

Our reader’s theater scripts also address language arts standards while covering content area standards, as well. We provide a Detail page for every script that shows precisely which standards are addressed. Currently, there is a separate page for several states and one that covers the new Common Core State Standards, as well. By early 2012, all states will be covered with a unique Detail page. In the meantime, anyone familiar with their state standards can find the right script at the right level by using the newest Scripts by Content area document. This document is updated monthly and can be found in the Instructional Materials Library above the list of script titles. Since most states have adopted the new Common Core, this is becoming the “standard” for standards across the United States. Access to a limited number of free, downloadable sample scripts is available for all visitors to HAPPY Reading. To gain access to the full downloadable library, which expands monthly, you must become a registered member. Registered members also have access to the content-supporting activities that correlate with each script (beginning September 2011).

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This includes instantly available downloads of thousands of pages of leveled poem and reader’s theater scripts. Material is written with content standards in mind AND to support literacy growth across the life span for learners in a variety of settings and circumstances. Registered members have access to standards- and content-related activities that accompany each script (beginning in the fall of 2011). These activities are not worksheets but are meaningful endeavors to promote reading, writing and deep thinking related to content across the curriculum.

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As a member, you receive weekly delivery of Reading Raves and Reminders in your e-mail to help keep teaching practices sharp and student skill sharper. Some of these tips may relate to guided reading.

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 standards. If you are looking for real literature that aligns with a specific standard for your learner(s), the BookMine will help you find it. And once you find it, you’ll also get the full IRBY (Instructional Review of Books for Youth). This will show you specific ways to use the book to further your instructional goals (e.g. for word study). You’ll be able to search for books you currently own to see how you may use them not only for their inherent artistic value but also for more expansive educational purposes. The BookMine will allow you to identify books by author, illustrator, series, content area, reading level and much more.

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. Write to inquire and 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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