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  •  Learning Through Poetry
    Writing prompts, poetry walks, interviews with your favorite poets and more!
  • Word Detectives in the Classroom
    9 effective ideas for powering up your word study instruction
  • Our Green World
    Fiction and nonfiction books, hands-on activities, apps and kid-friendly websites
  • Poems for All!
    10 wonderful collections of poems to keep in the "pocket of your mind"
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  • Drop Everything and Read!
    Celebrate D.E.A.R. Day with our family reading activities and tips
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
  •  A Chance to Read
    An inside look at reading challenges facing kids with disabilities
RAFT

Role. Audience. Topic. Format. This writing strategy encourages students to consider a topic from different points of view and to write for different audiences. It can jumpstart creative thinking!

Classroom Strategies

Growing young readers: what matters in early literacy

Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten Readiness

All About Pre-K: How to help our youngest children get ready to read! Video, tip sheets, milestones and more.

Great Teaching

Great Teaching

First Year Teacher: Best practices in K–3 reading and writing instruction (including 10 self-paced course modules).

Parent Engagement

Parent Engagement

Growing Readers: Parent tips for launching young readers and writers, in English and Spanish.

Start with a Book

Summer Learning

Start with a Book: Awesome books, activities, apps and more to keep kids reading, talking and exploring.

"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables