Teaching Reading

From the building blocks of reading to classroom strategies to creating inclusive classrooms — everything you need to know to help young and struggling readers succeed. Here you'll find proven ideas for the classroom, tips to share with parents, video of best practices, expert interviews, and the latest research — on print awareness, the sounds of speech, phonemic awareness, phonics, informal assessment, fluency, vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, and writing.

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Launching Young Readers
 

Our PBS Series: Launching Young Readers

 

These 30-minute programs feature top reading experts, best teaching practices, and how to support struggling learners in school and at home.

Reading Rockets Giving Tuesday 2021

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

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"Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear." —

Judy Blume