Examine the ABCs of reading with help from PBS

“Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers” is the latest in a long line of complementary educational web sites from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). According to the site, this resource, which accompanies the five-part PBS television series “Reading Rockets,” provides teachers with reading strategies that are proven to work. The site is organized into five main topics: Roots of Reading, Sounds and Symbols, Fluent Reading, Writing and Spelling, and Reading for Meaning. Each topic provides an overview of the concept, explains its importance, gives links to related articles and content, and offers educators the opportunity to watch archived television interviews with top reading experts. There’s also a forum for sharing strategies with peers, as well as suggested booklists and selected answers to key educator questions.

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