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Common Core Enhancement Packs

Common Core Compliant Curricula Grades K–6

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  • Why?

    Less Money

    There’s no need to purchase a brand new program to meet the Common Core State Standards. A Common Core Enhancement Pack makes your current Houghton Mifflin Harcourt reading program 100% compliant at Grades K–6.

    Less Time

    A Common Core Enhancement Pack requires little or no training to implement. The Teacher Support Books match the instructional design of your current Teacher’s Edition. So just teach and meet—meet 100% of the CCSS, that is.

    More Core

    The Common Core State Standards can be daunting, but teaching them well doesn’t have to be. The Teacher Support Books for each grade focus on standards that are challenging, never-before-seen, or slightly different from what individual state standards have traditionally required. In combination with your regular teacher and student materials, a Common Core Enhancement Pack makes all the Standards a snap to teach.

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    • StoryTown
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      100% StoryTown. 100% aligned.

      When you add the Common Core Enhancement Pack to your current StoryTown® program, alignment is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

      With a streamlined solution designed to incorporate the Standards into your current instruction seamlessly, integration is easy and your program's integrity remains intact.

      The StoryTown Common Core Enhancement Pack consists of:

      1. one Teacher Support Book
      2. one Integrated Planning Guide
      3. a class set of Reading Adventures Student Magazines

      Like we said—as easy as 1, 2, 3.

      StoryTown CommonCore StoryTown CommonCore Integrated Planning Guide HMH Reading Adventures

      Integration Charts

      The Common Core Integration Charts for StoryTown help teachers incorporate the Teacher Support Book lessons seamlessly into their current instruction.

      StoryTown Common Core Integration Charts (629k)

    • Houghton Mifflin Reading
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      100% Houghton Mifflin Reading. 100% aligned.

      When you add the Common Core Enhancement Pack to your current Houghton Mifflin Reading program, alignment is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

      With a streamlined solution designed to incorporate the Standards into your current instruction seamlessly, integration is easy and your program's integrity remains intact.

      The Houghton Mifflin Reading Common Core Enhancement Pack consists of:

      1. one Teacher Support Book
      2. one Integrated Planning Guide
      3. a class set of Reading Adventures Student Magazines

      Like we said—as easy as 1, 2, 3.

      Houghton Mifflin Reading - CommonCore Houghton Mifflin Reading - CommonCore Integrated Planning Guide Houghton Mifflin Reading - Reading Adventures
    • Trophies
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      100% Trophies. 100% aligned.

      When you add the Common Core Enhancement Pack to your current Trophies program, you get alignment without the complication.

      With a streamlined solution designed to incorporate the Standards into your current instruction seamlessly, integration is easy and your program's integrity remains intact.

      The Trophies Common Core Enhancement Pack consists of:

      • one Teacher Support and Integrated Planning Guide
      • one Common Core Writing Handbook Teacher's Guide
      • a class set of Common Core Writing Handbooks
      • a class set of Reading Adventures Student Magazines

      Like we said—we're making Common Core compliance uncommonly easy.

      Trophies CommonCore CommonCore Writing Handbook Houghton Mifflin Reading - Reading Adventures
    • Houghton Mifflin Reading California Medallion
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      100% HMR California Medallion. 100% aligned.

      Now, there's no need to purchase or train teachers on a brand new program to meet the California Common Core State Standards. The Houghton Mifflin Reading California Medallion Reading Adventures Common Core Enhancement Pack makes your current California Medallion edition 100% Common Core compliant at Grades K–6.

      Resources

      1. one Teacher Support Book
      2. one Integrated Planning Guide
      3. a class set of Reading Adventures Student Magazines
      4. a class set of Common Core Writing Handbooks and Teacher's Guides (Kindergarten: 25; Grades 1–6: 20)

      Just four resources, but all the support you need to meet the CA CCSS. It's the best kind of solution—a simple one.

      Houghton Mifflin Reading California CommonCore Houghton Mifflin Reading California CommonCore Integrated Planning Guide Houghton Mifflin Reading - Reading Adventures CommonCore Writing Handbook
    • California Excursions Reading Adventures

      100% California Excursions. 100% aligned.

      Now, there's no need to purchase or train teachers on a brand new program to meet the California Common Core State Standards. The California Excursions Reading Adventures Common Core Enhancement Pack makes your current California Excursions program 100% Common Core compliant at Grades K–6.

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      Resources

      1. one Teacher Support Book
      2. one Integrated Planning Guide
      3. a class set of Reading Adventures Student Magazines
      4. a class set of Common Core Writing Handbooks and Teacher's Guides (Kindergarten: 25; Grades 1–6: 20)

      Just four resources, but all the support you need to meet the CA CCSS. It's the best kind of solution—a simple one.

      HSP California Excursions CommonCore HSP California Excursions CommonCore Integrated Planning Guide HMH Reading Adventures CommonCore Writing Handbook
  • Features

    Standards Simplified. Achievement Amplified.

    Rigorous. Challenging. Complex. These are words typically associated with the Common Core State Standards. They’re often good descriptors of a district’s transition plans as well. But with the introduction of Common Core Enhancement Packs, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has added a new word to the Common Core lexicon: simple.

    Depending on which Houghton Mifflin Reading program you are currently using, a Common Core Enhancement Pack consists of just three or four resources—a streamlined, simple solution.

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    • Teacher Support Books
      Simple Teach, Teacher-Student

      Teacher Support Books

      The additional lessons in the Common Core Enhancement Packs target key Common Core State Standards at each grade for which teachers and students are likely to need more support.

      Challenging Standards

      For example, how does a Kindergartener use inflections such as –ed or –s and affixes such as re– or –ful to figure out the meaning of an unknown word? This can be challenging when most Kindergarteners are just learning to decode simple CVC words. That standard calls for some support!

      Simple to Teach

      The Teacher Support Books for each grade focus on standards that are challenging, never-before-seen, or slightly different from what individual state standards have traditionally required. In addition, the Teacher Support Book lessons provide the robust, clear, and explicit instruction that you've come to expect from your Houghton Mifflin Harcourt reading program. From Think Alouds to differentiated ELL notes, the Teacher Support Book lessons make some of the toughest Common Core State Standards a snap to teach.

    • Reading Adventures Student Magazines

      The Reading Adventures Student Magazines feature high-quality narrative and informational text that your students will love to read. A natural accompaniment to the Student Edition that you already use with your Houghton Mifflin Harcourt reading program, the Reading Adventures Student Magazines feature brand-new selections that are perfect texts for focusing on key Reading Standards for Literature and Reading Standards for Informational Text. Just like your Student Edition, the Reading Adventures Student Magazines also include engaging, age-appropriate instruction and activities.

      Activity Central

      On Activity Central pages, students engage with a range of Common Core State Standards from Foundational Skills to Language, from reading words with long vowel sounds at Kindergarten to participating successfully in collaborative discussions at Grade 6.

      Your Turn

      The Writing Standards receive special attention on the Your Turn pages. Students take their turn at learning about and applying key aspects of writing, including writing opinions at K–5 and arguments at Grade 6. They use technology to publish and produce their work and conduct short research to deepen their knowledge of a topic.

      Simple to Apply

      Activity Central and Your Turn pages take your students right to the heart of the Common Core State Standards, all in an engaging magazine format that makes applying the Standards not only simple, but fun, too!

      HMH Reading Adventures Simple Apply Every Part Matters
    • Integrated Planning Guides

      You've got enough to do without the hassle of gap analyses or figuring out how to fit new lessons into your existing teaching plans. Rest easy. The Integrated Planning Guides that are part of the Common Core Enhancement Packs have done the work for you.

      Correlations

      Grade-level correlations show you where each Common Core State Standard is taught at your grade, whether in your existing Houghton Mifflin Harcourt reading program or in the Common Core Enhancement Pack student and teacher materials. You can locate instruction on any Standard anywhere in your program with ease.

      Daily Planners

      Wish your existing lesson planners told you which Common Core State Standards you were covering each day? The Integrated Planning Guides have got you covered there, too. The lesson planners from your existing Teacher Edition have been coded with CCSS, so you're able to identify the Standards you're already teaching every day with your existing program. The planners also prompt you to use the new Common Core Enhancement Pack teacher and student materials with each theme or unit.

      Simple to Align

      A Common Core Enhancement Pack is an alignment solution that is, quite simply, simple.

      Reading Integrated Planning Guide Simple Align
    • Common Core Writing Handbooks and Teacher's Guides

      Equip your students to produce the full range of writing required by the Common Core State Standards with Common Core Writing Handbooks and Teacher's Guides.

      Minilessons

      The Common Core Writing Handbook Teacher's Guide provides minilessons for every student lesson and handbook topic, along with additional pages to clarify and support writing practice aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Minilessons follow an I Do, We Do, You Do format with modeled, collaborative, and independent writing practice. Tips for corrective feedback and a feature that further explores the lesson's writing traits are also included.

      CommonCore Writing Handbook

      Writing Models

      The Common Core Writing Handbook contains 30 interactive writing lessons that provide leveled information and practice on opinion/argument, informative/explanatory, and narrative writing—all components critical to understanding the writing process and achieving success with the Standards. In Grades 1–6, information on the writing traits, process writing, writing workshops, technology, and research is provided, as well as checklists and rubrics. Writing models along with interactive practice scaffold students' understanding of arguments, explanations, and narratives—better preparing them for success with the Standards.

      Simple to Produce

      The Handbook is the perfect writing supplement to your Houghton Mifflin Harcourt reading instruction, and offers students the write-in practice and support they need all year round.

  • Purchasing Information

    Houghton Mifflin Reading Common Core Enhancement Pack

    Common Core Enhancement Packs include a Teacher Support Book that provides clear instruction for key Common Core State Standards at each grade, an Integrated Planning Guide to help teachers smoothly integrate the new Common Core lessons into their core instruction, and a class set of Reading Adventures Student Magazines.

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  • HMH Professional Services

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    HMH Professional Services forges student-centered partnerships with schools and districts in the belief that all learners deserve a quality education and the opportunity for lifelong success.

    HMH Professional Services includes teachers, leaders, and technologists. Our Professional Learning Consultants become part of your team, working right beside you to build and implement professional learning plans that respect the unique needs and culture of your school or district community. Through program, practice, and technical services, we work collaboratively to unlock the full potential of every student, teacher, and leader.

    Visit us at hmhco.com/professionalservices to learn more.


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