About Reading

It's been said that teaching reading is rocket science. Theses articles, research briefs, videos and webcasts provide an introduction to what it really takes to teach kids to read, what kinds of interventions can help struggling readers, and what schools are doing to close the achievement gap among at-risk children.

Featured partner: International Reading Association

Featured Video: About Reading

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Our PBS Series:
Launching Young Readers

Explore how children learn the relationship between sounds, letters, and words.

Deborah Norville

Find out how to help young readers learn to decode individual words accurately and quickly.

Professional Development Webcasts

Listen, watch, and learn from top experts in these engaging roundtable discussions. Each webcast features a 60–minute video as well as recommended readings and suggested discussion questions.

Additional Resources We Recommend

International Dyslexia Association
Amplify | Center for Early Reading
Amplify | Center for Early Reading
U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences
U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences
Five From Five
Florida Center for Reading Research
Center on Teaching and Learning, University of Oregon
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