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    Resources and tips for parents and teachers to launch a great year
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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).

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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.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." — Dr. Seuss