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Reading Rockets offers a rich library of evidence-based classroom strategies to help young children become skilled readers.

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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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Rachael Walker
Book Life
Rachael Walker

Creating a Buzz Around Books

We’re all abuzz about Bug Buddies, our newest online toolkit for educators, summer program staff, and parents that explores all things insect, comb

Timothy Shanahan
Shanahan on Literacy
Timothy Shanahan

Ensuring Success: Pre-Remediation as a Valuable Alternative

A pre-teaching approach to Tier 2 instruction can help struggling students comprehend grade-level texts, boosting motivation.

Margaret Goldberg
Right to Read
Margaret Goldberg

What Does Your Literacy Block Look Like? It Depends.

An effective literacy block allows teachers to adjust the amount and content of instruction according to students’ needs.

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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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