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Paragraph Shrinking

With this comprehension strategy, kids take turns as "player" and "coach" — reading, summarizing and responding to the key points in a text.

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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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Reading 101: Our guide to teaching reading and writing, including 9 self-paced course modules.

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Summer Learning

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

"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift." — Kate DiCamillo