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    Resources and tips for parents and teachers to launch a great year
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    Tips for organizing and managing all kinds of active learning stations
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    Meet four children who are learning to become strong, confident readers
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    Activities to encourage speech & language development
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    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
RAFT

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!

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

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Start with a Book

Summer Learning

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

"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." — Lemony Snicket