Irene and Shane have collaborated to produce the key resource for Journeys Literacy Workshop: The Literacy and Language Guide. It’s a flexible, manageable guide for teaching whole-group, small-group, and independent activities within reading, writing, and word study workshops.
Whole-group reading mini-lessons explore three fiction and nonfiction titles every week.
Word Study Workshop
Daily activities and sorts for Spelling/Phonics and Vocabulary support students at all phases of development.
Writing mini-lessons are designed using the gradual release model.
Teach with the authentic literature in Journeys’ community texts and big books, and a full library of trade books for independent reading.
Match each student to that just-right book with Rigby® & Steck-Vaughn® leveled readers, which span eleven levels.
Guide students through each Journeys leveled reader with the eight-page lesson plans written by Irene Fountas.
Connect to multimedia texts from the award-winning Channel One News® site.
Teach with Shane’s daily Spelling/Phonics and Vocabulary mini-lessons and word sorts.
Rely on the proven Journeys foundational skills, scope, and sequence.
Give all levels of young learners practice with words and sounds through hundreds of instructional cards.
Go online to reinforce foundational skills and introduce students to phonemic awareness with iRead® letter videos.
Differentiate instruction with writing mini-lessons designed around the gradual release model.
Release responsibility through the consumable Student Writing Handbook, which includes writing models and lessons, rubrics, research tips, and additional support for writing traits and process.
Provide feedback through the award-winning myWriteSmart, where students can write, revise, edit, and collaborate with peers.
Assign work that students can complete offline via HMH Player®.
Match students to that just-right book with a low-stress, adaptive, universal screener and growth monitor that measures reading comprehension and foundational reading skills.
Standards-Based Assessment Resource
Monitor progress in acquiring proficiency with close reading and analytic responding—both in print and online.
Measure performance as students follow a three-step process of analyze the model, practice the task, and perform the task.
These readers have such a devoted following because they build the skills students need with the books they want to read. The texts span a wide range of reading levels to match any reader’s needs, and every title is accompanied by teacher notes. Use the links below to see specific titles, ranges, and levels.
Model your class around how Irene Fountas and Shane Templeton would organize a balanced literacy classroom.
Incorporate mini-lessons from the Literacy and Language Guide to support emerging young readers and writers.
Choose from thousands of leveled readers to pair each student with that just-right book.
Give students practical experience through online assessments that mirror the experience of high-stakes tests.
Teach with real literature and build a solid foundation that grows into a love of all of the adventures that children will find in the library.
We know success doesn’t come from one solution, but from a network of support. When you select a program from HMH®, it’s the start of a relationship—one that helps you implement and raise achievement in a way that works best for your district, school, or classroom.
Professional learning is included with the purchase of Journeys Literacy Workshop to help teachers transition to the program’s new instructional model, pedagogy, and visual models.
Meet your classroom’s leveled reading needs with the trusted precision and well-loved characters of Rigby PM.
See how Journeys Literacy Workshop can work in your classroom.