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  • Our 2015 Big Summer Booklist
    Our favorite fiction and nonfiction for a summer full of stories
  • Get Ready for Summer!
    Read. Talk. Explore! Booklists and activities for a season of learning
  • Wow! Oceans!
    Celebrate World Ocean Day with books and hands-on activities
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  •  Watch Out for Fish-Stick Nunchucks!
    Meet Jarrett Krosoczka, creator of the beloved Lunch Lady series
  • Portraits of Struggling Readers
    Meet four children who are learning to become strong, confident readers
  • Listen Up! Audio Books for Summer
    Dozens of our favorite audio books, perfect for car trips and hot, lazy days
  • Booklist: The Stuff of Summer
    A world of color, backyard gardens, picnics (and ants!), thunder and lightning ...
  •  Reading for Meaning
    Effective strategies to help kids understand — and care about — what they read
  •  Adventures in Summer Learning
    How families and educators in DC, Detroit and Boston are stopping the "summer slide"
  • Our Green World
    Fiction and nonfiction books, hands-on activities, apps and kid-friendly websites
  •  Poetry Friday: Our Interview with Janet Wong
    Meet this lively writer and poet — and inventor of the poetry suitcase
  • Nonfiction for Kids
    Great kids' books, tips on reading nonfiction text and more
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
  • Reading Adventure Packs for Families
    Robots, stars, flight, dinosaurs, oceans, bees, building, music and more!

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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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
"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift." — Kate DiCamillo