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From the building blocks of reading to classroom strategies to creating inclusive classrooms — we’re here to help you understand everything you need to know to help young children grow as readers and writers.

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Our rich library of classroom strategies, articles, parent tip sheets, FAQs, videos, research briefs and more provides you with research-based and best-practice information.

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We’re writing about best practices in reading instruction, building background knowledge, and choosing and using children’s books in the classroom and at home.

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Timothy Shanahan
Shanahan on Literacy
Timothy Shanahan

Should We Still Teach Sight Words?

Direct instruction, teaching spelling patterns, frequent repetition, and support for mastery of highest frequency words are key to sight word instr

Margaret Goldberg
Right to Read
Margaret Goldberg

When Language Is a Wall

Many texts contain language (figurative and literal) that can be a barrier to comprehension.

Maria Salvadore
Page by Page
Maria Salvadore

Band Books — or Did I Hear This Right?

This Book Is Banned by Raj Haldar with expressive, comical illustrations by Julia Patton tackles the topic with verve and humor.

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One of the most important gifts we can give children is to help them learn to read and write so that they can succeed in school and beyond. Get a better understanding of what it takes to help the children in your life grow as readers, writers, and learners!

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Help Children Discover Their Love of Books

Sometimes it just takes one wonderful book to turn a kid into a reader. Tap into what interests your child. 

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Featured Booklists

Browse these booklists created by Maria Salvadore, our children's 
literature expert.

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

Kate DiCamillo

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