Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Unveils New Products and Services at the International Reading Association's Annual Conference in Orlando

ORLANDO — Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) will be unveiling a slate of new and existing reading and literature products at the International Reading Association’s (IRA) 56th Annual Convention at the Orange County Convention Center through May 11.

The Company's featured products and services will include:

Common Core Reading & Literature Solutions
During the Convention, HMH will exhibit part of its ongoing commitment to providing educators with the best resources to meet Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the classroom. 

Journeys ©2012 is the only K–6 elementary reading program written after the inception of the Common Core State Standards, therefore providing unparalleled and comprehensive support and instruction for the Standards. Journeys supplies explicit, systematic instruction while being fully aligned to the CCSS in the areas of reading, fluency, writing, listening and speaking, language and writing. Reading Adventure Student Magazines provide high-quality literature, informational texts, and instructional content that offer a wealth of opportunity for students to learn and master the Common Core State Standards. Activities provide effective and engaging ways for students to apply the standards. Journeys emphasizes the solid support that students need for college and career success.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s ongoing commitment to providing complete coverage of the Common Core State Standards  is evident in the Storytown and Houghton Mifflin Reading Common Core State Standards Packages. These packages, when used as a support to Storytown and Houghton Mifflin Reading, will provide 100% coverage of the Common Core State Standards. Instructional materials help teachers smoothly integrate the Common Core State Standards into their core program instruction and provide optimal support.

Holt McDougal Literature ©2012 provides comprehensive instruction in all five strands of the Common Core State Standards. The only program on the market today that provides on-page citations of the Common Core State Standards in both the student and teacher editions, Holt McDougal Literature supplies the rigor of complex literary and informational text in a table of contents that is rich in contemporary favorites as well as beloved classics. Line numbers on every selection support students’ use of specific textual evidence which pervades the Common Core State Standards.  Scaffolding supports readers with on-page instruction that is enhanced by three interactive readers designed to meet the needs of a variety of students. Digital assets and the online environment are fully integrated into the instruction for a seamless approach to standards mastery.

Write Source 
Write Source is the only print and fully digital elementary to high school language arts curriculum with personalized learning and complete coverage of the Common Core Writing, Listening and Speaking, and Language standards. This highly engaging program is designed to help students master the key forms of writing, the writing process, Six Traits, grammar, usage, and mechanics skills using cutting-edge technology, social learning tools, and 21st century skills.

Write Source can be purchased as an all-digital, all-print, or blended solution and utilizes innovative interactive features to help students of all learning levels succeed in communicating in today’s fast-paced technology-driven world. Write Source online includes: 

  • Net-text, a digital worktext where students can work with peers to evaluate papers, receive feedback and suggestions, complete grammar activities, and work with graphic organizers.
  • GrammarSnap, a multimedia application that reinforces and extends grammar, usage and mechanics instruction through engaging video podcasts, audio-enabled mini-lessons, games, and trackable quizzes.
  • ePortfolio, a virtual workspace for students to store (year to year), share, and publish their work to the greater Write Source Online community.

For more information and to view samples, visit www.hmheducation.com/writesource.

Splash into Pre-K
During the Convention, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will also introduce Splash into Pre-K, the new fully integrated, completely bilingual program designed to prepare children for success in pre-K and beyond.  Splash into Pre-K features Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline and Steve Spangler’s Science.  It introduces children to letters and sounds through a research based model called Alphafriends.  Splash Story Folders honor the importance of oral language and vocabulary development as key to learning in the Pre-K setting for both English and Spanish.   Mathematics is hands-on and activity based with the support of hundreds of manipulatives that lay the foundation for continued number success. 

“In order to be as effective as possible, teachers and administrators need to be equipped with the most comprehensive and interactive reading and literature programs,” said Mike Lavelle, President of the Education Group, HMH. “The services on exhibit at this year’s conference are examples of HMH’s mission to provide our educators with the tools they need to succeed.”

Preview these offerings and meet HMH curriculum authors at Booth 241 in the Orange County Convention Center from Sunday, May 8 through Wednesday, May 11.

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
With education products and services used by 57 million students throughout all 50 U.S. states and 120 countries, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global education and learning company. The world's largest provider of materials for pre-K–12 learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is leading the way with innovative solutions and approaches to the challenges facing education today. Through curricula excellence coupled with technology innovations and professional services, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt collaborates with school districts, administrators, teachers, parents and students, providing interactive, results-driven learning solutions. Its Educational Consulting Services group works to increase student achievement in underperforming schools by developing, implementing and supporting education transformation through sustained district partnerships.  With origins dating back to 1832, the Company also publishes an extensive line of reference works and award-winning literature for adults and young readers. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com.