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  • Our 2016 Big Summer Booklist
    Our favorite fiction and nonfiction for a summer full of stories
  • Literacy in Your Pocket
    Great summertime ideas for reading, writing and hands-on fun
  • Looking at Writing
    Writing samples from real kids PreK to grade 3, plus teaching tips
  •  Cece Bell's Superpowers!
    Meet the author and illustrator of El Deafo and other delightful books
  • Numbers and Measuring
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  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
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    Activities to encourage speech & language development
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    Apps for print awareness, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension & writing
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  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills

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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"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." — Groucho Marx