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  • Writing prompts, poetry walks, interviews with your favorite poets and more!
     Learning Through Poetry
    Writing prompts, poetry walks, interviews with your favorite poets and more!
  • Our Green World: Fiction and nonfiction books, hands-on activities, apps and more!
    Our Green World
    Fiction and nonfiction books, hands-on activities, apps and kid-friendly websites
  • Celebrate D.E.A.R. Day on April 12th and year-round with our family reading activities
    Drop Everything and Read!
    Celebrate D.E.A.R. Day with our family reading activities and tips
  • On the Go!
    New Booklist: On the Go!
    All about planes, trains, automobiles, big rigs (and a tugboat)
  • J. Patric Lewis: Our third Children's Poet Laureate, writing poems on every topic under the sun
     Meet J. Patrick Lewis
    Our third Children's Poet Laureate, writing poems on every topic under the sun
  • Reading for Meaning: Effective strategies to help kids understand — and care about — what they read
     Reading for Meaning
    Effective strategies to help kids understand — and care about — what they read
  • Nonfiction for Kids
    Nonfiction for Kids
    Great kids' books, tips on reading nonfiction text and more!
  • Author Study Toolkit
    Author Study Toolkit
    Guide kids on a journey of discovery about a favorite author
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
In the Classroom

In the Classroom

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!

Growing young readers: what matters in early literacy

Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten Readiness

How to help our youngest children get ready to read!

Great K-3 Teachers

Great Teaching

What it really takes to teach reading and writing to all kids.

Parent Engagement

Parent Engagement

Ideas for building a stronger school-to-home connection.

Summer Learning

Summer Learning

Stop the "summer slide" and help kids leap into the new school year.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." — Groucho Marx