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    Check out Gene's Reading Without Walls video blog (and win some fan art!)
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    What every teacher should know
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    Get your copy of The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, round up some kids, and read!
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    Themed books and activities that inspire reading, writing, and conversations with kids
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    Alexander loves writing for kids and is passionate about the power of poetry
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    Resources and tips for parents and teachers to launch a great year
  • Looking at Writing
    Writing samples from real kids PreK to grade 3, plus teaching tips
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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
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

Reading 101: Our guide to teaching reading and writing, including 9 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

Summer Learning

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

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." — Emilie Buchwald