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    Writing samples from real kids PreK to grade 3, plus teaching tips
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    Meet the author and illustrator of El Deafo and other delightful books
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    Discover rich cultures, humor and traditions in these beautifully-told stories
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    Fiction and nonfiction books, hands-on activities, apps and kid-friendly websites
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    9 effective ideas for powering up your word study instruction
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    "Books erase bias ... a book makes all cultures universal."
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    Apps for print awareness, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension & writing
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    Teacher-tested strategies for choosing and using informational texts in the classroom
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Concept Maps

Concept map graphic organizers engage students in answering questions such as, "What is it? What is it like? What are some examples?"

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.

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Great Teaching

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

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Start with a Book

Out-of-School Learning

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

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