Learn With Mrs Hearn

Learn with Mrs Hearn books are focused on:

The books are perfectly tailored for schools and literacy organizations to assist with their reading programs. Each story has a comprehension and writing section help develop critical thinking and writing skills. Teachers, parents, tutors and volunteers can use these educational resources with both emerging and transitional reading students. Some of the books use the Open Dyslexia font, which may assist some readers.

Text-to-self connections are a powerful comprehension tool! Students can relate to the experiences and pictures from their own lives. Personal connections help children make sense of what they're reading and draws on their prior knowledge of the topic. The stories are well researched for natural language and use real-world picture clues from the students' environment. This is a highly motivational and engaging way to introduce meaningful vocabulary. Enjoy!

Click image to Order and see insideLITERACY INTERVENTION BOOKS
Beautiful Braids Cover Beautiful Braids, 2013.
ISBN 978-1-77581-090-2
Close-up colourful photographs of hairstyles including braids, weaves, and twists. Shows other things you can braid and even has the weaver bird weaving his nest upside down! Fun, educational and multi-cultural. Great for meaningful comprehension and includes a writing activity.
*Also available in Afrikaans.
Grades 1 - 4
Beautiful Braids Cover I Love My Cart Horse, 2013.
ISBN 978-1-77581-083-4
A young boy shows others how he takes care of his cart horse. Real-life photographs depicting the culture of the cart horse and how the horse is part of the family. Includes comprehension activity to discuss and write.
*Also available in Afrikaans.
Grades: 2 - 6, (and adults learning English.)
Beautiful Braids Cover Lucky Hammerkop, 2012.
ISBN 978-1-77581-025-4
Delightful and humorous story about the silly superstition concerning the Hammerkop bird. Educationally designed for beginning and transitional readers. Vividly illustrated by Wendy Paterson. Comprehension included.
Grade: 1 – 4.
Beautiful Braids Cover Students Speak, 2012.
ISBN 978-1-77581-022-3
Designed to strengthen alphabet awareness using a unique sliding alphabet scale. For each letter, a different student represents the first letter in their name and shares their interests with the reader. The vocabulary has real picture clues.
Multi-cultural, with comprehension section.
Grade: 1 – 4.
Beautiful Braids Cover What's in Your Trolley?, 2012.
ISBN 978-1-77581-024-7
Designed for beginning readers, the real-life photographs depict interesting items that you can put into a trolley or a cart. This approach builds vocabulary and sight word knowledge.
Grade: R – 3.
Climb My Coconut Tree Cover Come and Climb my Coconut Tree, 2018.
ISBN 978-0-6391-0148-4
Vibrant colours illustrate interesting things children see and hear from the top of their coconut tree. Humorous rhyming story that will enhance reading as children view the world around them. A perfect choice for parents and literacy programmes.
Grade: 1 – 4.
All books also available in US English.