For Principals

  • Back to School for Parents and Teachers
    Tips and resources to help you get ready for the best school year yet!
  • Inclusive Classrooms: A Primer for Teachers
    Learn more about what inclusion is — how to create a welcoming, inclusive classroom
  • Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing
    What every teacher should know
  •  NEW! Looking at Reading Interventions
    Achieving mastery: see what it really takes to teach critical early literacy skills
  • Portraits of Struggling Readers
    Meet four children who are learning to become strong, confident readers
  •  A Chance to Read
    An inside look at reading challenges facing kids with disabilities
  • Engaged Parents
    When parents are involved with school, achievement improves
  •  A Tale of Two Schools
    The intimate story of a tumultuous year at two vulnerable schools
  •  On Track for Reading Success
    The role of assessment in growing strong readers

Raising reading achievement at your school

"What you focus on is what will grow." — Joan Freck, School principal, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia

School-level leadership

See also: Topics A-Z: School-wide Efforts

School leader literacy observation checklists

Use these tools to get a clear snapshot of what reading instruction, classroom groupings, and classroom environment look like in your school.

The Building Blocks of Reading

In Baltimore, a pre-kindergarten program called Children's Literacy Initiative helps at-risk children meet the school's high expectations.

Video About Teaching Reading

Webcasts About Reading
Meet the Experts
Launching Young Readers
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." — Groucho Marx