What HAPPY Reading Has for Me

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The Concise Science of Reading

Five Pillars of Reading-- Article

Pillar 4, pages 7 through 9

Word Study, Leveled Reading and Vocabulary

Article Pages 5 and 6

Instructional Materials Library Free Samples
Each reader’s theater script has several Detail pages from which to choose; each of these pages identifies content standards by state or by the new Common Core State Standards. On each page, you will also find suggested vocabulary words and phrases found within the script. HAPPY recommends choosing vocabulary from texts currently being used, such as a reader’s theater script, or from other real world contexts. Limited access to free scripts is available to ALL HAPPY guests. To access the full library, you must be a registered member.


Recommended Professional Books
There are two books related to understanding to supporting meaningful vocabulary instruction. These are located at the bottom of the Resources page. Words Their Way (updated and expanded with a vocabulary section in July 2011) and Bringing Words to Life will help transform acceptable vocabulary instruction into exciting, meaningful and memorable adventures with words. Links to purchase these books are located at the bottom of the Resources page.

Links to Articles and Research
Find articles elsewhere on the web that address effective ways to provide vocabulary instruction.

http://www.happyreading.org/links.htm and scroll to the bottom.

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Services from HAPPY
I’m HAPPY Reading-Books to You (Optional w/additional cost)
This service is intended to support reading aloud, which is an opportunity for more experienced readers to expose less skilled communicators to robust vocabulary. This is a paid service, customized in price to fit your choices; it includes a free year of HAPPY Reading membership.


Instructional Materials Library
This includes instantly available downloads of thousands of pages of leveled poem and reader’s theater scripts. On each accompanying Details page, you will find suggested vocabulary words and phrases found within the script. 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. Some of our members-only activities (Fall 2011) relate to vocabulary and comprehension.

Only members have access to the full instructional materials library via the LOGIN button. Or you may register to become a member here:


Members only Archive

You retain access to all articles and features once they archive when you are a registered member.

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. Some of these tips may relate to vocabulary.

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. You’ll also be able to create text sets and identify books by author, illustrator, series, content area, reading level and much more. Vocabulary instruction is one way you can use the Bookmine, as HAPPY provides suggested vocabulary words for each picture book. 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 lovebooks@happyreading.org 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.

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