Top 10 Resources on Speech, Language & Hearing
Learn about the importance of oral language, listening, and speaking on literacy development.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
From food to folktales, discover the rich culture, humor, and traditions of Japan, Korea, China, Hawaii, and more.
Fun and educational apps for practicing phonics, vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, and writing.
Start with a Book
Visit our new companion website, chockfull of books, hands-on activities, parent tips, and much more. 24 kid-friendly themes to explore!
Looking at writing
Writing samples from real kids, advice about instruction, guidance on assessment, and video inside the classroom.
Reading Rockets Blogs
Sound It Out
Joanne shares her experiences raising her own young readers, and guides parents and teachers on the best practices in reading.
In the classroom
- Looking at Writing New!
- Classroom strategies
- Watch & Learn video
- ABCs of teaching reading
- The 90-minute reading block
- Literacy-rich classrooms
Get access to thousands of free classroom-ready, digital resources including videos and interactives.
- Reading Rocks!
- Target the Problem!
- Put Downs & Comebacks
- LD resources
- ELL resources
- More resources to help struggling readers
Children's books & authors
- Author video interviews
- Author study toolkit
- Writing prompts inspired by children's authors and illustrators
- Themed booklists
- Multicultural books
- Award-winning books
Reading Rockets Blogs
Page by Page
Maria, our children's literature expert, explores the best ways to use kids' books at home and inside the classroom.
Building strong parent-teacher relationships
- Growing Readers: raising strong readers and writers (monthly tip sheets in English and Spanish)
- Reading with your child
(English and 10 other languages)
- Reading adventure packs
- Reaching out to Hispanic families
- Back-to-school resources
- Summer resources
Your school & community
Professional development resources
Professional development webcasts
Learn from the experts online, anytime, with our webcast series. Topics include educational media, writing, summer reading, tutoring, assessment, differentiated instruction, supporting English language learners, and more.
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Reading 101: First Year Teacher
This free self-study online course includes 10 modules on the foundations of teaching reading. Watch & Learn video clips demonstrate best practices.
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Launching Young Readers series
Our award-winning PBS television series is available online to watch anytime. Based on the latest research findings, the 30-minute programs explore the building blocks of reading, early literacy, and how to help kids with learning difficulties.
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