Our hashtag #snapreading trended on Twitter!!

Wednesday’s SNAP Twitter Party was a fabulous success! We were joined by teachers, homeschoolers and parents who interacted with each other and learnt a lot about Close reading and the SNAP reading products. A Big Shout Out to everyone who participated to help us get #snapreading trending!

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Thanks again Angela Watson and Heidi Morgan for hosting the party for us.

The winners of the party were announced on Twitter at 10 pm EST.

The $25 amazon gift cards were won by @stephan94848598, @lorene4too, @dalichwer and @MrsLowhorn. The winners of the SNAP Lunch boxes were @mykidsloveme2 and @Triciateach. The grand prize was won by @RLSD333.

Thanks everyone for joining our party and sharing your tips on close reading.

If you missed, don’t worry! We will definitely be having another party soon. Keep tuned to our twitter feed!

Our Close Reading Twitter Party is here!

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Are you interested to learn more about close reading?

Join our Close Reading Twitter Party and win some fabulous prizes! 

DATE: January 28th 2015
TIME: 8:00 pm to 9.00 pm EST
LOCATION: Twitter! Just follow the hashtag #snapreading
HOST: @angela_watson
CO-HOSTS: @heidiamorgan, @snaplearning

Click here to RSVP!

5 Reasons to Join the #snapreading Twitter Party!

  • Learn more about Close Reading
  • Get access to some great reading resources
  • Win fabulous prizes for you and your class
  • Talk to teachers who have successfully implemented close reading
  • Get answers to all your questions on Close Reading

Exciting Prizes to be Won!

  • 4 x Amazon gift cards worth $25 each
  • 2 x SNAP Lunch Boxes worth $75 each
  • Grand Prize  SNAP Close Reading Portfolio for 35 students for one year worth $175 each

Join us! Click here to RSVP!

Welcome Back to (School) Work

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Normally this would be a blog post about how we love this time of year. It’s Back to School and our biggest sale of the year.

But seriously. Summer is over, and we already miss it.

As a parent, it’s back to rushed mornings and early tempers.

As a student, it’s back to school.

As an educator, it’s back to work.

This blog is for educators who go beyond their classroom curriculum, looking for content and reading ideas to make their lessons more engaging and fun.

So if you’re an educator reading this post we just want to say, we’re sorry your summer vacation is over, but thank you so much for all that you will be doing this year to help your students read better.

To give you a little kick start, we’re offering a 20% discount on both our SNAP Learning products: Structured Guided Reading and Close Reading Portfolio for two whole weeks (August 18th to August 29th)!

To buy just click here and enter this coupon code: SNAP2SCHOOL to get your 20% off!

CLOSE READING PORTFOLIO

  • Over 105 portfolios written to a specific social studies topic or Next Generation Science Standard
  • Offers a variety of writing forms and genres including both fiction and nonfiction
  • 5-step Teacher Edition Lesson Plan for every Reading Portfolio
  • Reader Tasks and Quick Writes for after reading activities, fluency practice (grades 2-8)

Learn More >

STRUCTURE GUIDED READING

  • 130 books in K-8 content covering history, science, and language arts
  • Built-in fluency, comprehension, and multiple choice assessments
  • Touch and view glossary for complex words, voice over directions and trackable assessments
  • Works on iPads, Android tablets, interactive whiteboards, or the web!

Learn More >

Just click here and enter this coupon code: SNAP2SCHOOL to get your 20% off!

Wishing you and your students another great reading year!

Say hello to our new website and Common Core Reading products!

Last month was National Reading Month, and to celebrate we released two more Common Core aligned, reading products for districts and educators to help students with their ELA programs!

Our NEW ‘Close Reading Portfolio’ provides a series of reading  material and interactive exercises that gives students practice in deriving central ideas and key supporting points in their reading material.

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And the NEW ‘Books & Collections’ library comprises nearly 500 English and Spanish titles, and was developed to provide supplemental, grade specific, reading material in History/Social Science and Science topics.

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In addition to the above, our popular ‘Guided Reading Program’ is still available on our redesigned website and provides over 130 engaging books and lesson plans, covering comprehension strategies, oral fluency skills, and content in history, science, and language arts.

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Free Published Books Released for National Reading Month

But that’s not all… we are also releasing 3 free books in digital format to share with your students!

Just click on the links below to download your free books:

The Golden State, by Susanne Herfurth & Sue Byers, Illustrations by J.R.Craig & Sou Saetern

Ideal for 4th grade, readers can learn about California from this informational text, which includes interesting facts and features about the state.

American Immigrants, by Tony Losongco, Illustrations by Paul Klepac

Written for 5th graders, this non-fiction compares and contrasts the experiences of new Americans during two historical periods of immigration.

Weather, by Michael Contreras, Illustrations by Rae Mendiola

6th graders will love the graphic features in this book that will help them interpret maps and other weather graphics.

Enjoy your classroom reading and don’t forget to share this post with your friends!