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    Writing prompts, poetry walks, interviews with your favorite poets and more!
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    Haiku, a neighborhood Mother Goose, concrete poetry and more
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    Alexander loves writing for kids and is passionate about the power of poetry
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    The teacher sets the stage and directs the action
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    Celebrate D.E.A.R. Day with our family reading activities and tips
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    Writing samples from real kids PreK to grade 3, plus teaching tips
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    Teacher-tested strategies for choosing and using informational texts in the classroom
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Reader's Theater

This lively, collaborative activity helps kids learn to read aloud with expression — and builds reading confidence. The best Reader's Theater scripts include lots of dialogue!

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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Start with a Book

Out-of-School Learning

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

"So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away. And in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall." — Roald Dahl