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  •  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 kid-friendly websites
  • New Booklist! Celebrating Poetry and Nature
    Haiku, a neighborhood Mother Goose, concrete poetry and more
  •  Meet Poet Kwame Alexander
    Alexander loves writing for kids and is passionate about the power of poetry
  • 5 Tips for Independent Reading
    The teacher sets the stage and directs the action
  • Drop Everything and Read!
    Celebrate D.E.A.R. Day with our family reading activities and tips
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
  • Looking at Writing
    Writing samples from real kids PreK to grade 3, plus teaching tips
  • Literacy Apps: Fresh Updates!
    Apps for print awareness, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension & writing
  • Literacy Centers
    Tips for organizing and managing all kinds of active learning stations
  • Snapshot of a Literacy-Rich Classroom
    Creating spaces where all students are immersed in literacy activities
  • 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
  • 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

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
Maria Salvadore
Maria Salvadore
March 21, 2016
Karin Chenoweth
Karin Chenoweth
"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift." — Kate DiCamillo