Menu

For Teachers

  • Bright Ideas for Back-to-School Night and Beyond
    Resources and tips for parents and teachers to launch a great year
  • Snapshot of a Literacy-Rich Classroom
    Creating spaces where all students are immersed in literacy activities
  • Literacy Centers
    Tips for organizing and managing all kinds of active learning stations
  • Booklist: School Days
    Getting ready for school means a lot of changes. These books offer fun and comfort!
  • Portraits of Struggling Readers
    Meet four children who are learning to become strong, confident readers
  • Teaching Reading 101
    Try our free, self-paced online course
  • Nonfiction for Kids
    Great kids' books, tips on reading nonfiction text and more
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  •  Reading for Meaning
    Effective strategies to help kids understand — and care about — what they read
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help

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.

Watch our shows online >

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.

Watch our webcasts online >

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.

PBS Learning Media promo

Our Literacy Blogs

Dr. Joanne Meier
Dr. Joanne Meier
February 14, 2014
"You may have tangible wealth untold. Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be — I had a mother who read to me." — Strickland Gillilan