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  •  Learning Through Poetry
    Writing prompts, poetry walks, interviews with your favorite poets and more!
  • Our Green World
    Fiction and nonfiction books, hands-on activities, apps and kid-friendly websites
  • Poems for All!
    10 wonderful collections of poems to keep in the "pocket of your mind"
  • Go Bird Crazy!
    Learn all about birds with our newest Reading Adventure Pack
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  • New Booklist! Spring Is in the Air
    Animals awaken. Baseball beckons. March winds begin to blow.
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
  • Portraits of Struggling Readers
    Meet four children who are learning to become strong, confident readers
  • Reading Adventure Packs for Families
    Robots, stars, flight, dinosaurs, oceans, bees, building, music and more!

Fighting for Your Child

Jennifer Simpson is a mother on a mission. She knows exactly where her daughter Emiliann should be as a reader — and that she's falling behind.

Launching Young Readers Series

Launching Young Readers Series

Our PBS series explores reading and writing development in young children. The programs feature top reading experts, best practices in the classroom, support for struggling learners and how parents can help their kids succeed.

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