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Literacy at Home

Families can help their learners grow as readers and writers with these resources to support learning at home.
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Learning the Basics

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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.
Linda Farrell demonstrates hand motions to go with teaching the letter Y to young students

Reading SOS: Expert Answers to Family Questions About Reading - Part 1

In this special Reading Rockets video series, experts answer real questions from families about reading and how to support their children at home. COVID-19 has disrupted regular reading instruction for our K-3 kids. Families want to step in and help fill some of the gaps, but that can be challenging.
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Reading SOS: Expert Answers to Family Questions About Reading - Part 2

In this special Reading Rockets video series, experts answer real questions from families about reading and how to support their children at home. COVID-19 has disrupted regular reading instruction for our K-3 kids. Families want to step in and help fill some of the gaps, but that can be challenging.
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Writing SOS: Expert Answers to Family Questions About Writing

In this special video series, experts answer real questions from families about writing and how to support their children's literacy at home.
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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.
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Reading Tips for Increasing Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, and Fluency

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

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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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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.

Lectura SOS: Preguntas sobre la lectura de familias bilingües

Nuestra nueva serie de videos, Reading SOS, comparte ideas sobre cómo las familias pueden apoyar el desarrollo del lenguaje y la alfabetización de sus hijos en casa.
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Recommended Books and Teaching Resources from Read Across America

Looking for diverse books to teach or fill your classroom library? Need recommended books by theme? Want to start a book club at your school? Then visit NEA's Read Across America for books, authors, and teaching resources that promote diversity and inclusion.
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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.