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

Fred Rogers

Find out about the early building blocks of learning to read and the importance of reading aloud.

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

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
"What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person ..." —

Carl Sagan