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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!

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Kindergarten Readiness

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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Great Teaching

First Year Teacher: Best practices in K–3 reading and writing instruction (including 10 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.

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." — Margaret Fuller