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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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By reading books out loud every day, teachers introduce students to higher-level texts and new vocabulary, while modeling deeper thinking and strong discussion skills.
Sandra Boynton details her journey as a writer and illustrator.
Dr. Ramey discusses how reading books to young children connects to oral language and concepts of print.
Author Erica Perl (Dotty) visits Shana Sterkin’s third grade class for a lively afternoon of collaborative story writing.
Learn the secret to helping your child become a stronger reader!
Reading aloud is a great way for children to learn new words.
Hear from parents and get a sneak peek at one of the Read Charlotte workshops at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library.
Part 4 of a lively panel discussion called How to Get and Keep Boys Reading.
Albuquerque teacher Ali Nava leads her students through an interactive reading of the end of Burro’s Tortillas.
After discovering that Michael had dyslexia, Diane Giardina changed her approach to reading aloud.