Super Hammy Books Are Now Officially Levelled Readers

What are levelled readers and why are they important?

Levelled books are specially designed to increase very gradually in difficulty.  They are used by teachers everywhere to teach reading in a highly controlled and standardized way.  You don’t have to be a teacher, parents can use them, too.
Picture books are terrific books to read to your child but levelled books are best when it comes to teaching your child how to read.
Teachers also use levelled readers to test your child and determine your child’s reading level. The right level will be “just right” – not too hard and not too easy for your child. Your child will think and learn.

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I wrote these Super Hammy books to be levelled books.  That means I carefully controlled the vocabulary, the sight words – words such as “the”, “it”, “me”, the sentence structures, the way the letters are formed, the punctuation, and even the lay-out of the words on the page.  All this is done to optimize the teaching and learning of reading which means more success for your child.

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Super Hammy is a Youtube Star

Super Hammy flies on Youtube!

I had a lot of fun visiting the offices of DC Canada Education Publishing in Ottawa recently – the home of Super Hammy – My First Reading Series.
It was a pleasure to meet the talented team behind the Super Hammy project – Mei (the director of publishing), Leonard (Senior Editor) and Mary Ellen who does French translation.  Thank you to Doreen who filmed and edited the video.

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Have a look at the video –

 

This is a series of 15 books I’ve written and illustrated that can be used by parents and teachers for children who are just beginning to read, or parents can read them to children who are not yet readers. They’re perfect for preschool, kindergarten and grade one.
They feature a super hero hamster, his friend Little Mouse and bad guy, Bad Cat. The stories are simple and funny. These are the kinds of books I would have loved to use when I was a kindergarten and Reading Recovery teacher.
The books can be purchased individually or as a set through DC Canada Education Publishing.