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  • Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing
    What every teacher should know
  •  Reading for Meaning
    Effective strategies to help kids understand — and care about — what they read
  • Author Study Toolkit
    Guide kids on a journey of discovery about a favorite author
  • What's Cooking?
    Fiction and nonfiction books, activities, and educational apps all about food and cooking
  •  Our interview with Grace Lin
    "Books erase bias ... a book makes all cultures universal."
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  • Congratulations to MacArthur Fellow Gene Yang!
    Check out Gene's Reading Without Walls video blog (and win some fan art!)
  • Looking at Writing
    Writing samples from real kids PreK to grade 3, plus teaching tips
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
  • Nonfiction Read-Alouds
    Teacher-tested strategies for choosing and using informational texts in the classroom
  • 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

June Behrmann
June Behrmann
December 1, 2016
Maria Salvadore
Maria Salvadore
"The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who'll get me a book I [haven't] read." — Abraham Lincoln