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About Reading

It's been said that teaching reading is rocket science. Theses articles, research briefs, videos and webcasts provide an introduction to what it really takes to teach kids to read, what kinds of interventions can help struggling readers, and what schools are doing to close the achievement gap among at-risk children.

Featured partner: International Reading Association

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Our PBS Television Series:
Launching Young Readers

Frank McCourt

Learn more about effective classroom strategies to help kids understand — and care about — what they read.

Fred Rogers

Find out about the early building blocks of learning to read and the importance of reading aloud.

Annette Bening

Explore how children learn the relationship between sounds, letters, and words.

Professional Development Webcasts

Professional Development Webcasts

Listen, watch, and learn from top experts in these engaging roundtable discussions. Each webcast features a 60–minute video as well as recommended readings and suggested discussion questions.

"So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away. And in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall." — Roald Dahl