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  • Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage
    Discover rich cultures, humor and traditions in these beautifully-told stories
  • New Booklist! Signs of Spring
    April blooms: fresh colors, showy flowers, busy insects ... and poetry in the air!
  • 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
  •  Meet Writer Tonya Bolden
    A deep passion for history and historymakers, shared through her books for young people
  • 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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"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift." — Kate DiCamillo