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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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Kitri Kyllo’s deaf and hard of hearing program is showing first graders how to read using cued English.
Bryana was waving a red flag for reading problems at eight months old.
Ada retells folktales and nursery rhymes that unite generations of people from all across the Spanish-speaking world.
From an early age, Michael struggled with oral language and understanding word structure.
A spectrogram helps a Carnegie Mellon University researcher prove why it can be difficult for children to develop phonemic awareness.
Lulu discusses how a multicultural family taught her to appreciate diversity as well as what we all share.
Francisco Alarcón learned Spanish and then English.
Dr. Lundgren explains the importance of writing clear language objectives for ELLs.
Dr. Lundgren describes why it’s important for ELLs to understand how language functions in an academic setting.
Dr. Julie Washington unpacks the evolving role of speech-language pathologists in supporting reading instruction.