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    April blooms: fresh colors, showy flowers, busy insects ... and poetry in the air!
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    Celebrate the language and pure delight of poetry at home and in the classroom
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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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    Tips on finding great books and using them at home and in the classroom
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    How to help your kids (babies to grade 3) build their literacy skills!
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    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
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    What every teacher should know

What is the author's message? Does the author explain this clearly? How does this connect to what the author said earlier? Help kids actively engage with what they're reading!

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

Reading 101: Our guide to teaching reading and writing, including 9 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.

"A book is a gift you can open again and again." — Garrison Keillor