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Reading Rockets: National Poetry Month features video interviews with children's poets, a list of resources for learning through poetry, and suggested activities for celebrating National Poetry Month...  (PBS, Department of Education, supported by Department of Education)
Helping Your Child Become a Reader offers dozens of activities families may use to help young children learn the alphabet, play with rhymes, "read" picture books, act out poems, predict what happens next in stories...  (Department of Education)
Reading Planet is designed to help families and children explore the world of books. It features an annotated list of 1,000 children's books that can be browsed by age group, author, or category...  (Department of Education)
Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers features easy-to-do parent tips, video clips and transcripts from interviews with some of the nation's foremost reading experts, motivational e-cards that grandparents and teachers can...  (PBS, supported by Department of Education)
Reading: Improve Student Performance is a collection of resources for helping all students learn to read well. It includes instructional materials, research reports, and national assessment frameworks and report cards...  (Department of Education)
National Reading Panel includes two key publications from the panel: "Put Reading First: Helping Your Child Learn to Read" and "Put Reading First: The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to...  (Multiple Agencies)
The Big Read encourages communities to read and discuss novels. Teacher guides, discussion questions, and other information are provided for Fahrenheit 451, My Ántonia, The Great Gatsby...  (National Endowment for the Arts)
Children's Literature: Digitized Print Materials provides 50 digitized texts of rare books: The Arabian Nights, A Child's Garden of Verses, Ballad of the Lost Hare, A Christmas Carol, Humpty Dumpty, The Grasshopper Stories, Mother...  (Library of Congress)
Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices provides five recommendations to improve literacy among adolescents in the upper elementary, middle, and high school grades. The guide is designed for teachers and personnel who work...  (Department of Education) features classic books online for children and teens. Find the text and illustrations of "Humpty Dumpty," "Mother Goose," "The Three Bears," "Our Flag," "The Arabian Nights," "The...  (Library of Congress)
International Children's Digital Library aims to make the best in children's literature from around the world available free on the web. It includes nearly 5,000 books in over 50 languages in a child-friendly format for...  (International Children's Digital Library, supported by National Science Foundation) provides teaching strategies, parent tip sheets (11 languages), articles on literacy, interviews with authors and experts, daily reading headlines, a library of web widgets, and other...  (, supported by Department of Education)
Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children's Reading Success is designed to help parents figure out what language and literacy experiences to look for in preschools and child care; what to look for in early reading instruction (K-3); what to ask...  (Multiple Agencies)
Colorín Colorado is designed for parents and teachers who are helping Spanish-speaking children learn to read in English. Find activities to help children learn about sounds, letters, and words. Use...  (Colorín Colorado, supported by Department of Education)
Captured Wisdom on Adult Literacy is a series of stories about adult literacy teaching success. In one story, adults learning English use the Internet to find pictures and information about their home country for...  (NCREL, supported by Department of Education)
Helping Your Preschool Child offers fun activities for parents to use during everyday routines to help babies, toddlers, and preschoolers develop skills needed for success in school and life. The booklet also...  (Department of Education)
Between the Lions is based on the PBS children's TV series, and presents a new story each week with related interactive games and activities for kids 4-7. It also recommends books for each episode and...  (WGBH, supported by Department of Education)
National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement (CELA) provides information on what elements of curriculum, instruction, and assessment are essential to developing high literacy and how schools can best help students achieve success...  (Department of Education)
School-Home Links Reading Kit offers four hundred activities for strengthening children's reading and writing skills (one kit for each grade level, kindergarten through 3rd grade). These kits, part of the "Compact...  (Department of Education)
Teaching Our Youngest: A Guide for Preschool Teachers and Child Care and Family Providers suggests how to read aloud to children, develop their listening and speaking skills, teach about letters and numbers, and build their background knowledge and thinking skills. The...  (Department of Education)
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped offers a free library service, NLS Talking Books, to help people of all ages whose low vision, blindness, or physical handicap makes it difficult for them to read a standard printed...  (Library of Congress)

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