Menu
  • Books for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    Fiction and nonfiction stories about helping others and giving back
  •  Meet Writer Tonya Bolden
    A deep passion for history and historymakers, shared through her books for young people
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  • Celebrating Families and Communities
    Fiction and nonfiction books, hands-on activities, writing ideas and more!
  • Start the New Year with a Spark!
    8 picture books about art and artists, with a dash of imagination
  • Word Study Instruction in K-2
    Exploring the alphabetic, pattern, and meaning layers of English orthography
  • Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing
    What every teacher should know
  • Looking at Writing
    Writing samples from real kids PreK to grade 3, plus teaching tips
  • Nonfiction Read-Alouds
    Teacher-tested strategies for choosing and using informational texts in the classroom
Think-alouds

With this comprehension strategy, teachers model how skilled readers ask questions as they read to help construct meaning from a text.

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.

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