Our Video About Reading

Reading Rockets produces award-winning PBS television programs about teaching reading and early education. We also offer four online video series featuring effective teaching strategies, children's authors, reading experts, and professional development webcasts — plus a robust library of video clips organized by topic.

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Our PBS Shows

Launching Young Readers

Watch a sampling of our award-winning series of innovative half-hour programs about how children learn to read, why so many struggle, and what we can do to help. See the full programs >

A Tale of Two Schools

Watch selected clips from our special one-hour documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman, that tells the intimate story of a tumultuous year at two vulnerable schools. See the documentary >

Our Online Video Series

Inside the Classroom

Go inside real K-3 classrooms from across the U.S. to see examples of best practices in teaching reading and writing in action.

Meet the Author

Enjoy a sampling of our exclusive interviews with your favorite children's book authors and illustrators. See all author interviews >

Meet the Expert

Learn from nationally known researchers and experts in literacy and early education. Topics include phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, writing, summer learning, early childhood education, dyslexia, and more. See all video with experts >


Learn from top experts in reading, writing, and early education in these lively roundtable discussions on topics including early literacy, vocabulary, comprehension, ELLs, learning disabilities, and RTI. Browse the selected clips here, then see the full webcasts >

Reading Topics A-Z

"The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who'll get me a book I [haven't] read." — Abraham Lincoln