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  • Writing prompts, poetry walks, interviews with your favorite poets and more!
     Learning Through Poetry
    Writing prompts, poetry walks, interviews with your favorite poets and more!
  • Our Green World: Fiction and nonfiction books, hands-on activities, apps and more!
    Our Green World
    Fiction and nonfiction books, hands-on activities, apps and kid-friendly websites
  • Celebrate D.E.A.R. Day on April 12th and year-round with our family reading activities
    Drop Everything and Read!
    Celebrate D.E.A.R. Day with our family reading activities and tips
  • J. Patric Lewis: Our third Children's Poet Laureate, writing poems on every topic under the sun
     Meet J. Patrick Lewis
    Our third Children's Poet Laureate, writing poems on every topic under the sun
  • Reading for Meaning: Effective strategies to help kids understand — and care about — what they read
     Reading for Meaning
    Effective strategies to help kids understand — and care about — what they read
  • Nonfiction for Kids
    Nonfiction for Kids
    Great kids' books, tips on reading nonfiction text and more!
  • Author Study Toolkit
    Author Study Toolkit
    Guide kids on a journey of discovery about a favorite author
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  • A Chance to Read
     A Chance to Read
    An inside look at reading challenges facing kids with disabilities

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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Maria Salvadore
Maria Salvadore
April 7, 2014
March 27, 2014
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