For Principals

Group of elementary students gathering hands in an inclusive school
Inclusive Classrooms: A Primer for Teachers
Learn more about what inclusion is — how to create a welcoming, inclusive classroom
 A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing
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
Portraits of Struggling Readers
Meet four children who are learning to become strong, confident readers
A Chance to Read
 A Chance to Read
An inside look at reading challenges facing kids with disabilities
Engaged Parents
Engaged Parents
When parents are involved with school, achievement improves
A Tale of Two Schools
 A Tale of Two Schools
The intimate story of a tumultuous year at two vulnerable schools
 On Track for Reading Success
 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
"A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom" —

Robert Frost