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  •  Celebrate Black History Month!
    Video interviews with authors & illustrators, booklists, and activities for school & home
  • New Booklist: The People's House
    Learn about the White House, voting, and the people who helped grow this country
  • Nonfiction Read-Alouds
    Teacher-tested strategies for choosing and using informational texts in the classroom
  •  Our Video Interview with Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop
    A conversation about diverse books, celebrating children through poetry, and more
  • New Booklist! Looking Back, Looking Forward
    Featuring books from by Javaka Steptoe, Nikki Grimes, Ashley Bryan, and more
  •  Meet Writer Tonya Bolden
    A deep passion for history and historymakers, shared through her books for young people
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  • Word Study Instruction in K-2
    Exploring the alphabetic, pattern, and meaning layers of English orthography
  • Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing
    What every teacher should know
  • Looking at Writing
    Writing samples from real kids PreK to grade 3, plus teaching tips
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
  • Nonfiction for Kids
    Great kids' books, tips on reading nonfiction text and more
  •  Reading for Meaning
    Effective strategies to help kids understand — and care about — what they read

A Room of Writers

Go inside Shana Sterkin's third grade class as she engages her students in writer's workshop. Everyone shares their writing, including Miss Sterkin.

Launching Young Readers Series

Launching Young Readers Series

Our PBS series explores reading and writing development in young children. The programs feature top reading experts, best practices in the classroom, support for struggling learners and how parents can help their kids succeed.

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Professional Development Webcasts

Professional Development Webcasts

Learn from national experts on topics including RTI, assessment, differentiated instruction, comprehension, early literacy, supporting English language learners, educational media and more.

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Reading and writing in the classroom

Classroom Strategies

Classroom Strategies

Our strategy library provides teachers with effective, research-based classroom strategies to help build and strengthen literacy skills in the following areas: print awareness, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.

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Maria Salvadore
Maria Salvadore
"You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend." — Paul Sweeney