For Teachers

  • Jumpstart's Read for the Record Day!
    Get your copy of The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, round up some kids, and read!
  • October Is LD Awareness Month
    This month, teach one person one new thing about learning disabilities
  • Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing
    What every teacher should know
  • Congratulations to MacArthur Fellow Gene Yang!
    Check out Gene's Reading Without Walls video blog (and win some fan art!)
  • Adventures in Learning
    Themed books and activities that inspire reading, writing, and conversations with kids
  •  Meet Poet Kwame Alexander
    Alexander loves writing for kids and is passionate about the power of poetry
  • Looking at Writing
    Writing samples from real kids PreK to grade 3, plus teaching tips
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
  • Literacy Apps: Fresh Updates!
    Apps for print awareness, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension & writing
  • Nonfiction Read-Alouds
    Teacher-tested strategies for choosing and using informational texts in the classroom
  • 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

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

Gene Luen Yang
Gene Luen Yang
October 18, 2016
"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables