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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.
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.
Find the best apps for building literacy skills.
Pinpoint the problem a struggling reader is having and discover ways to help.
What parents, teachers and child care providers need to know.
Watch or listen to our classroom video, author interviews and more.
Real questions from parents and educators, answered by experts.
Classroom StrategiesResearch-based teaching strategies
From print awareness to comprehension
Reading 101 Course
K-3 professional development course
Looking at Writing
Writing samples from real kids pre-K–3
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Why Some Kids Struggle
The reasons why some kids struggle with reading
Target the Problem!
Pinpoint the problem a struggling reader is having and how to help
Watch one-on-one reading support in action with K-3 students
Questions about reading, writing, dyslexia and more
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Meet your favorite authors and illustrators in our video interviews
Create your own booklists from our library of 5,000 books!
Dozens of carefully selected booklists, for kids 0-12 years old
Nonfiction for Kids
Tips on finding great books, reading nonfiction and more
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