Associate Member Guide
Our thanks to these companies for their generous support through RRCNA Associate Membership. Shop their websites for books, assessment materials, and supplies you need for your lessons and classrooms
Blueberry Hill Books
Blueberry Hill leveled storybooks were carefully designed to enhance a child’s strategic thinking and develop comprehension skills. The level 1 & 2 pattern stories help develop early literacy skills and reinforce basic concepts such as colors, shapes, numbers, rhyme & prepositions. Stories with a beginning, middle, and end start at level 3. Recurring characters inhabit stories filled with humor and excitement on up through the levels! The inside cover in each book contains a sample introduction to deepen the sense of meaning and set up a purpose for reading. A suggestion for Working With Words linked to the new words in the storybook is also included. The questions on the back inside cover can be used by parents to foster discussion about the story during home reading. The guidebooks offer lesson plans based on research-based best teaching practices. They contain a wealth of additional reading material in the form of poems, songs, and Readers Theater pieces. Also included are games to foster language development, center activities, assessment for learning suggestions, black-and-white copies of many of the books, cut-apart sentences, high-frequency card games, suggestions for writing activities, etc. Whether used for individualized instruction or classroom guided reading groups, the Blueberry Hill storybooks and guidebooks ensure the emergent reader experiences success! Visit our webpage for a look inside the books. New titles from levels 17 – 20 are now available for purchase!
Benchmark Education Company is a leading publisher of core, supplemental, and intervention literacy resources in English and in Spanish. Founded in 1998, Benchmark Education develops state-of-the-art literacy materials and provides customized professional development training for the K-12 market throughout North America.
Benchmark Education is recognized as a foremost producer of precisely leveled texts of the highest quality. Purposeful and developmentally appropriate features support access to on-grade-level and increasingly complex text and accelerate ongoing achievement by all students, including English Learners. Our approach to leveling is reliably consistent, based on a carefully sequenced scale of difficulty that ensures appropriate student-text match to build foundational reading skills and important metacognitive strategies. Benchmark Education books boast dramatic photographs and engaging illustrations, and every leveled title is accompanied by a robust Teacher’s Guide and Text-Dependent Comprehension Question Card.
Eaglecrest Books are a set of primary leveled books that represent Native American children and their families. Stories reflect experiences of Native children involved in cultural activities and in everyday life at home and school. These books encourage understanding, respect, and interest among all students. This unique set of books has been carefully leveled. The text is supported by beautiful photographs that encourage discussion, promote language development, and motivate children to read. The original 50 titles are all included in the Reading Recovery Book List.
Flying Start Books
8345 NW 66th Street #6695, Miami, FL 33166-2626
Phone: 888-269-2452 Fax: 888-269-4059 Website: www.flyingstartbooks.com
At Flying Start Books we believe literacy is the key to success in life, so we’re passionate about giving children a flying start by launching them into literacy. This core belief is at the heart of our Red Rocket Readers Imprint. Developed by New Zealand reading specialist and author Pam Holden, this exciting, award-winning reading program offers more than 600 illustrated fiction and photographic non-fiction titles at graded levels.
Recently we have extended our range to include two exciting series from fellow New Zealand publisher, Clean Slate Press. The Joy Cowley Club by the much-loved author of perennial favorite, Mrs. Wishy-Washy. (USA and Canada only). These delightful books for beginning readers feature lovable new characters to charm and captivate children and teachers alike. Story World is a stunning collection of traditional tales and material centered around countries and cultures. Each book starts with a 16 or 24-page traditional tale from around the world, which then flips over to reveal 8 pages of informational text. With modern, attractive illustrations, engaging photographs, and graphics to introduce the country and culture of each story, the latest series features a diverse and unusual range of countries opening up a world of story and information. Both Red Rocket Readers and The Joy Cowley Club are high-quality leveled text collections, perfect for Small Group Instruction, Guided Reading, Reading Recovery, ESL, ELL, and other Special Needs applications.
Hameray Publishing Group
Hameray began with the belief that every child can succeed with the right start. We are committed to creating innovative and differentiated literacy materials that help teachers to foster growth and development in their students. Our leveled readers capture students’ interest, entertaining with humorous stories based on beloved characters like Mrs. Wishy-Washy and building real-world knowledge with exciting informational series like My World, Animal World, and Story World Real World. One of the key projects involving Reading Recovery teachers, Teacher Leaders, Reading Specialists, and Literacy Coaches is the Kaleidoscope Collection, a 150-book series of fiction and non-fiction titles published under the editorial direction of Joy Cowley. A portion of the royalties from the sales of this series is donated to RRCNA. Since its publication, the authors of Kaleidoscope Collection and Hameray have donated over $35,000 to RRCNA. Additionally, the Hameray Publishing Group and the Yuen Family Foundation have so far funded the training of thirteen Teacher Leaders and have committed to train another six Teacher Leaders between now and 2017/2018.
From clearly defined theory to smart, responsive practice, Heinemann is here to inform and inspire.
Kaeden is the publisher and distributor of quality educational content used to teach children in Grades K–6 to become lifelong readers. For 26 years, Kaeden has worked with educators to improve literacy and encourage confidence of children in the reading process. With roots in the early years of Reading Recovery, Kaeden has grown with educators’ needs and now provides classroom libraries and bookrooms as well as leveled books.
MaryRuth Books, Inc. is a publishing company committed to helping children become happy, successful readers. Leveled titles help teachers and parents choose books that offer the right amount of support and challenge to enable young readers to continually progress. Loved by children and endorsed by educators worldwide, the titles are staples in reading libraries, used by Reading Recovery programs, and favorites of elementary school classroom teachers.
Pioneer Valley Books
Pioneer Valley Books is dedicated to producing the highest quality books for early literacy learners. Our books have been carefully written to support students in gaining control over early reading behaviors and in becoming strategic in their approach to print. Our books have highly supportive pictures, carefully selected reading vocabulary and easy sentence structure. Pioneer Valley books are specifically designed to help children gain fluency and independence in their reading.
Reading Reading Books, LLC specializes in fiction and non-fiction leveled books for kindergarten and first grade beginning readers.
Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc.
We have been supporting Reading Recovery since 1986. Please use the link above for offers exclusive to Reading Recovery.
Now celebrating our 15th year, SongLake Books is a unique company designed to save you time and money. We hand-pick top titles from 15 top companies and organize these titles into Reading Recovery®/ Guided Reading leveled book collections. Each collection is designed for struggling readers yet appropriate for the wide range of abilities found in typical K-4 classrooms. Collections were recently redesigned to assist you in meeting the ELA common core state standards and continue to be popular with classroom teachers, title 1 programs, RTI, and bookrooms. Titles have been field-tested in different school settings. Collections are culturally diverse, gender fair, and contain a variety of genres at each level sure to capture a variety of interests. Prices are discounted and shipping within the continental USA is complimentary. SongLake Books provides collections in both single copy or six-pack formats. See our website for a complete list of offerings or phone us and we’ll be glad assist you in refining your reading program.