For Teachers

  • Nonfiction Read-Alouds
    Teacher-tested strategies for choosing and using informational texts in the classroom
  •  Mac Barnett, Yarn Spinner
    Meet the award-winning author of Sam & Dave Dig a Hole and Leo: A Ghost Story
  • What's Cooking?
    Fiction and nonfiction books, activities, and educational apps all about food and cooking
  • Follow That Map!
    12 picture books that explore maps, geography, our neighborhoods and our world
  • New Booklist! Wild and Wonderful
    Explore a world of animals on land, in the air, and in the sea
  •  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

Dr. Joanne Meier
Dr. Joanne Meier
February 14, 2014
"A book is like a garden, carried in the pocket." — Chinese Proverb