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

Vivica Fox

Learn more about spelling patterns, invented spelling, and how writing, spelling, and reading reinforce each other.

Frank McCourt

Learn more about effective classroom strategies to help kids understand — and care about — what they read.

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
"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." — Emilie Buchwald