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Explore reading basics as well as the key role of background knowledge and motivation in becoming a lifelong reader and learner. Watch our PBS Launching Young Readers series and try our self-paced Reading 101 course to deepen your understanding.
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Browse our library of evidence-based teaching strategies, learn more about using classroom texts, find out what whole-child literacy instruction looks like, and dive deeper into comprehension, content area literacy, writing, and social-emotional learning.
Visit the In the Classroom Overview
Many children need extra support to become skilled readers. Learn more about why some kids struggle, what effective interventions look like, how to create inclusive classrooms so every child can thrive, and much more.
Visit the Helping All Readers Overview
Meet your favorite book creators, launch an author study, browse our themed booklists, get tips on how to choose and use kids’ books, find guidance on building a more diverse bookshelf, celebrate annual literacy events with us, and more!
Visit the Books & Authors Overview
Discover how to support your child’s growth as a young reader and writer — with our Reading 101 for Families guide, bilingual parent tips, ideas for building your child’s knowledge of the world, Q&A with experts, and guidance on connecting with your child’s school.
Visit the Literacy at Home Overview
Curricular materials tell us what to teach, and instruction informs us of the best way to teach. This section includes information about both the “what” and “how” of evidence-based teaching.
Common Core Standards
Tutoring and Volunteering
Content Area Literacy
Curriculum and Instruction
Four nationally recognized experts in RTI provide sound guidance on establishing multi-tiered systems of support for young children.
G. Reid Lyon, Timothy Shanahan, and Charlotte Parker discuss how to meet state standards and comply with No Child Left Behind.
Shanahan on Literacy
Right to Read
Browse our collection of books to help you continue to deepen your knowledge about reading, writing, and effective classroom instruction. You’ll also find books on reading motivation and reading aloud to children.