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  •  Meet Dav Pilkey!
    Was Captain Underpants really invented when Dav was in second grade?
  • October Is LD Awareness Month
    This month, teach one person one new thing about learning disabilities
  • New Booklist: October Stories
    Celebrate crisp cool air, orange leaves all around, smiling pumpkins, tricks and treats!
  • Match Young Readers with Books They Will Love!
    Create custom booklists from our library of 5,000+ books
  • Looking at Writing
    Writing samples from real kids PreK to grade 3, plus teaching tips
  • Choosing and Using Kids' Books
    Tips on finding great books and using them at home and in the classroom
  • Nonfiction Read-Alouds
    Teacher-tested strategies for choosing and using informational texts in the classroom
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  • Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing
    What every teacher should know
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
  • Nonfiction for Kids
    Great kids' books, tips on reading nonfiction text and more
  •  Reading for Meaning
    Effective strategies to help kids understand — and care about — what they read

A Room of Writers

Go inside Shana Sterkin's third grade class as she engages her students in writer's workshop. Everyone shares their writing, including Miss Sterkin.

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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Professional Development Webcasts

Professional Development Webcasts

Learn from national experts on topics including RTI, assessment, differentiated instruction, comprehension, early literacy, supporting English language learners, educational media and more.

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Reading and writing in the classroom

Classroom Strategies

Classroom Strategies

Our strategy library provides teachers with effective, research-based classroom strategies to help build and strengthen literacy skills in the following areas: print awareness, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.

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Our Literacy Blogs

Shanahan on Literacy
Timothy Shanahan
Maria Salvadore
Maria Salvadore
September 14, 2017
Book Life
Rachael Walker
September 19, 2017
"I'm wondering what to read next." — Matilda, Roald Dahl