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  •  Learning Through Poetry
    Writing prompts, poetry walks, interviews with your favorite poets and more!
  • Word Detectives in the Classroom
    9 effective ideas for powering up your word study instruction
  •  Reading for Meaning
    Effective strategies to help kids understand — and care about — what they read
  • Our Green World
    Fiction and nonfiction books, hands-on activities, apps and kid-friendly websites
  • Poems for All!
    10 wonderful collections of poems to keep in the "pocket of your mind"
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
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.

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.

"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!" — A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943