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Struggling Readers

The primary mission of Reading Rockets is to provide resources to help parents and educators support struggling readers. Browse the articles, research briefs, videos, and webcasts to find out more about why learning to read can be difficult and what teachers and parents can do to help. Be sure to also see the Helping Struggling Readers section.

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Our PBS Television Series:
Launching Young Readers

Rita Moreno

Explore the challenges of teaching English language learners to read, and the different ways schools are working to create bilingual readers.

Henry Winkler

Learn how brain scientists are working to solve the puzzle of why some children struggle to read and others don't.

Molly Ringwald

Explore the reading challenges facing kids with disabilities, and what schools across the country are doing to help them find success.

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.

"Reading is not optional." —

Walter Dean Myers