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    Video interviews with authors & illustrators, booklists, and activities for school & home
  • Looking at Writing
    Writing samples from real kids PreK to grade 3, plus teaching tips
  • New Booklist: Imagine, Think and Play!
    Killer zucchinis, Frankencrayons, frogs on logs, a scurry of squirrels ... and more
  •  Congratulations, Jerry Pinkney!
    2016 Winner of the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Numbers and Measuring
    Fiction and nonfiction books, activities, and educational apps for kids 3-12 years old
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    Teacher-tested strategies for choosing and using informational texts in the classroom
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    Meet four children who are learning to become strong, confident readers
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    Activities to encourage speech & language development
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    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
Anticipation Guide

This pre-reading strategy helps students activate prior knowledge, make predictions, and develop curiosity about a new topic. Watch anticipation guides in action.

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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.

"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables