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About Reading

It's been said that teaching reading is rocket science. Theses articles, research briefs, videos and webcasts provide an introduction to what it really takes to teach kids to read, what kinds of interventions can help struggling readers, and what schools are doing to close the achievement gap among at-risk children.

Featured partner: International Reading Association

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Our PBS Television Series:
Launching Young Readers

Fred Rogers

Find out about the early building blocks of learning to read and the importance of reading aloud.

Annette Bening

Explore how children learn the relationship between sounds, letters, and words.

Deborah Norville

Find out how to help young readers learn to decode individual words accurately and quickly.

Professional Development Webcasts

Professional Development Webcasts

Listen, watch, and learn from top experts in these engaging roundtable discussions. Each webcast features a 60–minute video as well as recommended readings and suggested discussion questions.

"I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book." — Coolio