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  • Our 2015 Big Summer Booklist
    Our favorite fiction and nonfiction for a summer full of stories
  • Heroes in Action!
    Explore what it means to be a hero with our newest Reading Adventure Pack
  • Summer Science
    Books and hands-on activities for curious kids
  • Summer Writing
    Nature journals, a poetree, recipes and more fun ideas to exercise writing muscles
  • Reading and Learning All Summer Long
    Our "beach bag" of reading and hands-on activities for families. Dive in!
  •  Adventures in Summer Learning
    How families and educators in DC, Detroit and Boston are stopping the "summer slide"
  • Listen Up! Audio Books for Summer
    Dozens of our favorite audio books, perfect for car trips and hot, lazy days
  • Everyday Conversations
    Activities to encourage speech & language development
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
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).

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.

"You may have tangible wealth untold. Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be — I had a mother who read to me." — Strickland Gillilan