Writing
What HAPPY Reading Has for Me   

HAPPY Reading appreciates that the best approach to literacy is well-rounded.  Not only do we love and promote reading; we also recognize that writing is an essential skill that can be incorporated throughout the school day, within our leisure pursuits and over a lifetime.  Throughout the site, in our articles and our recommended activities-- you'll find an emphasis on real opportunities to draw out the writer in each of us.

As a HAPPY visitor, I can click:

Resources

Permanent Article

The Concise Science of Reading
More Pillars-- Article Summary and Full Article
Writing is addressed briefly in Pillar 3
http://www.happyreading.org/WebPDFs/More%20Pillars.pdf
http://www.happyreading.org/WebPDFs/Allington%20Pillars.pdf

Instructional Materials Library- Free Samples
Each sample poem has a T3 page, which provides educators with suggestions for using the poems. Among the suggested activities is using the featured words in a shared or independent writing exercise. Access to free, sample poems is available to all HAPPY guests.

Each sample 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, beginning in the fall of 2011, you will find Picture, Prose and Poetry…. a connection to writing prompts and other writing activities. Access to free, sample scripts is available to all HAPPY guests. To access our full library of materials, you must become a registered member.

Free samples of poems and scripts:
http://www.happyreading.org/InstructionalLibrary.html

As a registered HAPPY member, I get:

ACCESS TO ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS…

Resources

Instructional Materials Library
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. On each T3 page for each poem you’ll find suggestions for using the poem with learners, including incorporating the featured words in a shared or independent writing assignment.

On each Detail page for each reader’s theater script, beginning in the fall of 2011, you will find Picture, Prose and Poetry…. a connection to writing prompts and other thinking and writing activities. Only members have access to the full instructional materials library via the LOGIN button. Or you may register to become a member here: http://happyreading.org/Register.aspx

Members only Archive

As articles and other features archive, only registered members retain access to everything.

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 are related to writing.

THE BOOKMINE
Coming in late summer/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. Writing prompts and other writing activities will be suggested to accompany each book in the mine. Join at today’s low price and make your HAPPY Reading experience even more of a great value for you and your students.

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.

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.

Satisfaction

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 of money on joining HAPPY Reading, because they wait until the price has gone up considerably… which it will once more materials and the BookMIne are online. Right now, as a HAPPY pioneer, 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.

Special introductory price: $39.99. To register: http://happyreading.org/Register.aspx

We are HAPPY to entertain any questions:register@happyreading.org