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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.

Earl Phalen

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.

"Wear the old coat and buy the new book." — Austin Phelps