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  • Word Detectives in the Classroom
    9 effective ideas for powering up your word study instruction
  •  Learning Through Poetry
    Writing prompts, poetry walks, interviews with your favorite poets and more!
  • New Booklist! Spring Is in the Air
    Animals awaken. Baseball beckons. March winds begin to blow.
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
  • Celebrate Music and Musicians!
    Fiction and nonfiction books, activities, apps and websites all about music
  •  A Chance to Read
    An inside look at reading challenges facing kids with disabilities
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
Reciprocal Teaching

Students learn to guide group discussions using four strategies: summarizing, question generating, clarifying, and predicting. Watch reciprocal teaching in action.

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.

"When I say to a parent, "read to a child", I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate. " — Mem Fox