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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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Robert Naseef describes the complex emotions experienced by parents of children with autism.
Robert Naseef describes his reaction to learning that his child had autism.
Robert Naseef recounts an instance when listening to a child changed his perspective.
Robert Naseef lists some positive—and often overlooked—characteristics of individuals on the autism spectrum.
Robert Naseef offers practical suggestions for how parents can support language development.
Robert Naseef discusses how parents of children with autism may experience feelings of rejection.
Robert Naseef explains how the field of autism has evolved, while also recognizing unequal access to resources.
Robert Naseef explains how teachers and parents can use a child’s narrow interests to build a relationship.
Robert Naseef advises that parents consider how behavior is communication when confronted with challenging behaviors.
Robert Naseef outlines next steps for parents who think their child might have autism.