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Our PBS Series:
Launching Young Readers

Frank McCourt

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

Explore ways to create a literacy-rich summer for kids, including struggling learners.

Classroom Strategies

Each strategy includes instructions on how to use, downloadable templates and examples, video demonstrations, children's books to use with the strategy, differentiation for ELLs and students with learning disabilities, and supporting research.

Reading intervention specialist working one-on-one with an elementary student struggling readers

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"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