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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.
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!
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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.
Visit the Literacy at Home Overview
Dr. Palacios discusses professional development for preschool programs that have new ELL populations, as well as the benefits of teacher mentoring.
It’s the middle of the school year at Bearden Elementary.
First-year teacher Ms. Todd starts the school year at Bearden Elementary.
At the end of the school year, Ms. Todd has discovered a new confidence in teaching reading; nevertheless, she decides to leave Bearden Elementary.
Meet the kids at the Lab School of Washington, D.C., a school designed especially for children with learning disabilities.
A kindergarten teacher learns a technique for teaching students how to identify the individual sounds within a word.
Shana Sterkin offers advice to new teachers.
Shana Sterkin discusses the benefits of teachers helping teachers.
Shana Sterkin recounts her positive experience with the National Writing Project, a professional development opportunity.
Dr. Moats gives examples of how teachers can be better prepared to enter the classroom.