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Inspiration and Great Source/Houghton Mifflin Collaborate on Resources for Improving Student Reading Comprehension

Posted Oct 26, 2005
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Inspiration Software and Houghton Mifflin's Great Source Education Group have announced a collaboration that combines Inspiration visual learning software with Great Source's reading comprehension materials — providing teachers with tools for using graphic organizers to improve reading comprehension. Developed by the two companies, the new Reader's Handbook Integration Guide for Inspiration provides lesson plans and activity ideas using Inspiration graphic organizers to support the learning strategies found in Great Source's Reader's Handbook: A Guide for Reading and Learning, Grades 6-8.

According to the announcement, using the instructional strategies in the handbook combined with visual learning software, teachers will help students develop an in-depth understanding of the before, during, and after reading processes; build essential reading skills and strategies for comprehending different types of reading materials and genres; and learn and apply key reading strategies and comprehension tools. In addition to classroom strategies, the guide includes a CD-ROM with 36 Inspiration templates that align to each of the handbook's core reading tools.

The Reader's Handbook Integration Guide is available from Great Source and Inspiration Software for $34.95. Both companies will also offer the Reader's Handbook Integration Guide Bundle, which includes the guide and a single Inspiration license for $94.95. 

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Source: Houghton Mifflin Company,; Inspiration Software, Inc.,

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