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NEA and WETA have resources to support educators, students and their families

A collection of educational resources developed in partnership with WETA.

NEA has teamed up with PBS station WETA to offer a variety of resources to help educators and families work collaboratively to ensure student success, both at school and at home. Our resources include instructional videos with expert tips on reading strategies, information on special education, tips for English language learners, articles that highlight best practices and more!

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The Gift of Reading: 8 Ideas for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is the perfect time to share a gift that can bring your family closer together: the gift of reading! Learn how to share this special gift with children of all ages from the ideas below.
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Expert Answers to Family Questions About Reading and Writing with Deaf Children

In this special Reading Rockets video series, experts answer real questions from families about reading and how to support their children at home.
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Meet the Author Videos

Our exclusive video interviews with diverse authors are a great resource for your classroom!
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Social-Emotional Learning 101

Christina Cipriano, PhD, at the Yale Child Study Center, explains the basics of social-emotional learning.
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Reading SOS Special Video Series: Learning Disabilities

Listen to experts answer family questions about dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

Writing SOS: Expert Answers to Family Questions About Writing

In this special Reading Rockets video series, experts answer real questions from families about writing and how to support their children's literacy at home.
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Adolescent Literacy

Looking for information and resources to help your struggling adolescent readers and writers? AdLit, a program made possible through a grant from NEA, has a multimedia library of free, research-based resources to support your students in grades 6-12.

Teaching Young Children to Read

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Looking at Reading Interventions

In this special Reading Rockets video series, students in grades K-3 work one-on-one with reading expert Linda Farrell on specific reading skills.
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Reading 101: A Guide for Parents

This guide will give you a better understanding of what it takes to learn to read (and write) and how you can help your children grow as readers, writers, and learners.
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Reading Tips for Stronger Vocabulary and Comprehension

Created in partnership with Reading Rockets, this video series invites reading experts to answer actual questions from families about how to support their children's vocabulary and comprehension skills at home.

Featured Video: Assessment for ELLs

What's the best way to check whether ELLs understand how to draw conclusions? Learn how 3rd-grade teacher Samantha Kirch uses informal assessment in her classroom.

Special Education Spotlight

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Special Education and Your Child: FAQs for Multilingual Families

If your child needs special education services, or might need them, you may have many questions. This information, developed in partnership with WETA, can help you get started.
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Parent Tips from Read Across America

NEA’s Read Across America—a year-round program that focuses on motivating children and teens to read—has recommended books, resources, and advice for parents on instilling a love of reading in their children.
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Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.