• Learning at Home During Covid-19
    Our Reading Rockets-NEA guide to supporting all learners, families, and educators
  •  Reading SOS for Families!
    Experts answer your questions about how to help your kids become strong readers
  • Family Activities for Summer: A Reading Rockets-NEA Guide
    Reading, writing, STEM, art, and more to keep children exploring and learning!
  • Talking About Racism and Violence with Students
    Resources for Educators from Colorín Colorado
  • Exploring Multicultural Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Myths
    Books, writing, oral storytelling, poetry and other creative activities
  • Start with a Book: Read. Explore. Learn!
    Themed books and activities to inspire active learning all year long
  • Reading Tips for Parents in 13 Languages
    How to help your kids (babies to grade 3) build their literacy skills!
  • Match Young Readers with Books They Will Love!
    Create custom booklists from our library of 5,000+ books
  • Looking at Writing
    Writing samples from real kids PreK to grade 3, plus teaching tips
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  • Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing
    What every teacher should know

This pre-reading strategy helps students activate prior knowledge, make predictions, and develop curiosity about a new topic. Watch anticipation guides in action.

Classroom Strategies

Growing young readers: what matters in early literacy

Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten Readiness

All About Pre-K: How to help our youngest children get ready to read! Articles, video, tip sheets, milestones and more.

Great Teaching

Evidence-Based Reading Instruction

Reading 101: Our guide to best practices in teaching reading and writing. Try our free, online self-paced course modules.

Parent Engagement

Parent Engagement

Growing Readers: Our monthly parent tips about reading, writing, STEM, and more. Subscribe today and help support your young learners! (Available in English and Spanish)

Start with a Book

Summer Reading and Learning

Start with a Book: Themed-based books paired with activities to keep kids reading, exploring, thinking, and building critical background knowledge.

"Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear." —

Judy Blume