For Teachers

  • Nonfiction Read-Alouds
    Teacher-tested strategies for choosing and using informational texts in the classroom
  • Follow That Map!
    12 picture books that explore maps, geography, our neighborhoods and our world
  •  Joseph Bruchac: Between Earth & Sky
    Bruchac's children's books, poetry and music reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage
  • New Booklist! Wild and Wonderful
    Explore a world of animals on land, in the air, and in the sea
  • Celebrate the traditions and cultures of Native peoples
    Booklists, author interviews, classroom resources and more from Colorín Colorado
  •  Meet Jennifer Holm!
    Co-creator of the very pink Babymouse and the very green Squish
  • Nonfiction for Kids
    Great kids' books, tips on reading nonfiction text and more
  • 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
  • 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.

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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
Dr. Joanne Meier
Dr. Joanne Meier
February 14, 2014
"You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend." — Paul Sweeney