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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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At Prather-Brown Center in Frederick, Oklahoma, teacher Monica Peevyhouse helps her students practice writing letters through sound-letter dictation.
Dr. Patricia Mathes and her team are working to learn the best way to teach reading to children with cognitive disabilities.
Actress Vivica A. Fox discusses some of the oddities of the English language.
FCRR presents the Letter-Sound Dominoes activity for phonics practice.
FCRR presents the Change My Word activity.
Watch this GreatSchools video to see if your 2nd grader is able to sound out tough words.
Watch this GreatSchools video and discover if your 1st grader can ‘decode’ the meaning of words as they read.
By working with a peer tutor, AJ achieves his dream of reading chapter books.
Ben may be dyslexic, but he’s also a published author!
Mr. Lee demonstrates effective reading instruction and progress monitoring practices in his multilingual kindergarten classroom.