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  •  Celebrate Black History Month!
    Video interviews with authors & illustrators, booklists, and activities for school & home
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
  •  Congratulations, Jerry Pinkney!
    2016 Winner of the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Calling All Detectives and Explorers!
    Fiction and nonfiction books, activities, and educational apps for kids 3-12 years old
  • Looking at Writing
    Writing samples from real kids PreK to grade 3, plus teaching tips
  • New Booklist: Imagine, Think and Play!
    Killer zucchinis, Frankencrayons, frogs on logs, a scurry of squirrels ... and more
  • Nonfiction Read-Alouds
    Teacher-tested strategies for choosing and using informational texts in the classroom
  • Portraits of Struggling Readers
    Meet four children who are learning to become strong, confident readers
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    Activities to encourage speech & language development
Transition Words

Help your students improve the flow and coherence of their writing with thoughtful use of transition words. Include our transition word guide in your students' writing folders so they have a handy reference as they write their drafts.

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: Subscribe to our monthly parent tips and help support your young readers! (In English and Spanish)

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.

"A book is like a garden, carried in the pocket." — Chinese Proverb