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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

This strategy helps young writers craft a strong topic sentence, add supporting details, use effective transitions and develop a strong summary.

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.

"There is no frigate like a book, to take us lands away" — Emily Dickinson