Launching Young Readers – teaching kids to read and helping tdhose who struggle – also in spanish

  • Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
  • The Reading Rockets project is comprised of PBS television programs, available on videotape and DVD; online services, including the websites and; and professional development opportunities … (full text about).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Topics A-Z; Blogs; Newsletters; For: Parents, Teachers, Principals, Librarians, Schoolpsychologists,
FAQs; for classroom teachers; Reading 101; Who’s at risk; What else matters; Glossary; No Child Left Behind;
Address: Reading Rockets, WETA Public Television, 2775 S. Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22206, USA;

ABCs of Teaching Reading: If reading came naturally, teaching reading would be a much easier job.

Children would learn to read as readily as they learn to speak. Teachers would only need to give students the chance to practice their skills.

But children don’t learn to read just from being exposed to books. Reading must be taught. For many children, reading must be taught explicitly and systematically, one small step at a time. That’s why good teachers are so important …

(for classroom teachers: see links above)

… Researchers have made a lot of progress in determining how to teach reading more effectively, but it really comes down to the effectiveness of each individual teacher. Teachers make the difference.

Our goal at Reading Rockets is to provide teachers with the information you need to apply findings from research to help all students learn to read, particularly those for whom reading does not come easy.

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