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  • Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage
    Discover rich cultures, humor and traditions in these beautifully-told stories
  • Word Detectives in the Classroom
    9 effective ideas for powering up your word study instruction
  • Get Ready for Summer!
    Read. Talk. Explore! Booklists and activities for a season of learning
  •  Watch Out for Fish-Stick Nunchucks!
    Meet Jarrett Krosoczka, creator of the beloved Lunch Lady series
  •  Meet Newbery Winner Linda Sue Park
    Sharing family stories, Korean culture and history
  •  Our interview with Grace Lin
    "Books erase bias ... a book makes all cultures universal."
  •  Reading for Meaning
    Effective strategies to help kids understand — and care about — what they read
  • 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
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  • 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
  • Portraits of Struggling Readers
    Meet four children who are learning to become strong, confident readers
  • 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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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
Maria Salvadore
Maria Salvadore
"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." — Frederick Douglass