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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

What Do We Do with Above Grade Readers?

Independent and semi-independent activities (such as Literature Circles, Book Club, Project-Based Instruction, and Concept-Oriented Reading Instruc

Rachael Walker
Book Life
Rachael Walker

The Artist and the Insect

Author-illustrator and public-school art teacher Jonathan Roth (who created the space-themed graphic novel series Rover and Speck and Beep and Bob)

Margaret Goldberg
Right to Read
Margaret Goldberg

Hoping for the Best Is Not a Viable Strategy

As the Science of Reading movement picks up momentum, implementations are going awry. Slowing things down might be a good thing. 

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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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