Building a Foundation for Reading Success

Reading Instruction, Rooted in Science

The path to reading success starts with the science. Yet only half of preparation programs teach the science of reading. HMH provides science of reading professional development grounded in phonemic awareness and phonics, ensuring teachers have the tools they need to build proficient readers.

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    PD Shaped By Experience and Evidence

    HMH combines decades of experience doing professional services work in the field with the most up-to-date research on what it takes to advance literacy.

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    A Comprehensive Approach to Reading Instruction

    We build on the five essential components of reading instruction with a comprehensive approach supported by data and integrated with writing, language development, background knowledge-building, and SEL.

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    Not an HMH Program User? No Problem!

    Partner with us for science of reading training. We can help teachers, schools, and districts implement the latest evidence-based practices, no matter which reading curriculum they use.

Educators and families across the U.S. favor a comprehensive literacy approach to instruction, assessment, and professional development, grounded in the science of reading.

Francie Alexander

Chief Research Officer at HMH

Science of Reading Training for Teachers and Leaders

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    Unlimited Implementation Support

    HMH programs now include Teacher Success Pathways that are easily accessible through Ed, the HMH Learning Platform. Teachers get unparalleled hands-on support.

    HMH subscriptions include unlimited yearlong access to Teacher's Corner in Ed. Here are just a few of the professional learning benefits teachers can expect from HMH:

    • Support for new teachers starting anytime of the year
    • The option for veteran teachers to customize their learning based on past experiences
    • Authentic teacher-created content on timely topics
    • Live events in Teacher's Corner with program experts, education thought leaders, and inspirational speakers

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    HMH Coaching Membership

    Teachers can get personalized instructional support in the science of reading from experienced coaches. HMH Coaching Membership includes:

    • Guidance from coaches, delivered live online or in person, that helps teachers track goals
    • Flexible scheduling to align with PLC or PD plan
    • Access to HMH’s award-winning Coaching Studio, where teachers can connect with coaches and colleagues

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    Live Online Courses

    HMH’s live online courses allow teachers to create an implementation plan that works for them. Professional learning topics aligned with the science of reading include:

    • How We Learn to Read
    • Phonological Awareness
    • Phonics
    • Fluency
    • Monitoring and Supporting Young Readers in Foundational Skills

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    Leadership Advisory

    School and district leaders get guidance from an International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) executive coach. The coach can help with:

    • Creating and implementing a plan for training teachers in the science of reading
    • Analyzing curriculum, instruction, and assessment
    • Aligning HMH programs to district goals

Nationally Recognized for Effective PD

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    HMH has officially been named a Professional Learning Partner Guide provider, ensuring educators have the support they need to help students succeed.

Support for Teachers, Leaders, and Families

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    Teacher’s Corner

    Teacher’s Corner® provides model-lesson videos, teacher tips, and interactive support. At free live events, educators can collaborate with colleagues to address today's instructional challenges.

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    Leader’s Corner

    The award-winning professional learning available on Teacher’s Corner isn’t limited to teachers. Administrators can access on-demand resources, leader-specific live events, resources for PLCs, and downloadable templates for classroom observations on Leader's Corner.

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    Family Room

    HMH Family Room is an ever-growing library of on-demand resources in English and Spanish that provides families and caregivers the tools they need to support their child’s learning.

Insights and Resources

  • What Is the Science of Reading? Top 5 Questions

    What Is the Science of Reading? Top 5 Questions

    HMH's research team answers commonly asked questions about the science of reading to help educators apply its principles in their classrooms.

    Renee Behring
    Education Research Director, Core Literacy & Early Learning

  • The Science of Reading: What Educators Should Know

    The Science of Reading: What Educators Should Know

    Dr. Nathan Clemens explains the science of reading and what forms of reading instruction are most effective, based on more than 40 years of high-quality research.

    Dr. Nathan Clemens
    Associate Professor, University of Texas, Austin

  • 8 Elements of Reading & Literacy Instruction

    8 Elements of Reading & Literacy Instruction

    These eight elements of reading and literacy instruction can serve as the foundation of an effective literacy program.

    Francie Alexander
    Chief Research Officer, HMH

  • The Reading Brain: What We Can Learn from the Science

  • Read by Grade 3: Developing Foundational Skills for All Children

  • The Science of Reading: What Educators Should Know