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  •  Learning Through Poetry
    Writing prompts, poetry walks, interviews with your favorite poets and more!
  • Word Detectives in the Classroom
    9 effective ideas for powering up your word study instruction
  •  Reading for Meaning
    Effective strategies to help kids understand — and care about — what they read
  • 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"
  •  Poetry Friday: Our Interview with Janet Wong
    Meet this lively writer and poet — and inventor of the poetry suitcase
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  • Nonfiction for Kids
    Great kids' books, tips on reading nonfiction text and more
  •  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!

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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Dr. Joanne Meier
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"The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can't." — Mark Twain