Reading Rockets Resources for Educators

Reading Rockets Collection

Go inside real K-3 classrooms from across the U.S. to see examples of best practices in teaching reading and writing in action. Reading Rockets produces award-winning PBS television programs about teaching reading and early education. Discover video series featuring effective teaching strategies, children's authors, reading experts, and professional development webcasts — plus a robust library of video clips organized by topic. Visit: http://www.readingrockets.org/podcasts#watchlearn

Reading Rockets: The Alphabetic Principle

In Houston, the teacher of an advanced kindergarten class connects letters and sounds in a...

Reading Rockets: Engaging Nonfiction Readers

In Salt Lake City, teacher Margaret Barnes uses a framework called CORI (Concept Oriented Reading...

Reading Rockets: Text Comprehension

This video clip shows a Seattle school using a technique called Reciprocal Teaching to help...

Reading Rockets: Helping Struggling Readers

The Lab School in Washington, D.C., shows how one-on-one tutoring helps struggling readers achieve...

Reading Rockets: Developing Fluency

This video shows an after-school program called RAVE-O that helps teach reading fluency in Malden,...

Reading Rockets: Semantic Gradients

Semantic gradients are a way to broaden and deepen students' understanding of related words. It...

Reading Rockets: List-Group-Label

List-group-label is a vocabulary and comprehension strategy that helps develop categorization...

Reading Rockets: Concept Sort

A concept sort is a vocabulary and comprehension strategy used to familiarize students with the...

Reading Rockets: Choral Reading

Choral reading is reading aloud in unison with a whole class or group of students. Choral reading...

Reading Rockets: The Writer's Workshop

Lynn Reichle and her second grade students go on a writing adventure called Writers' Workshop. For...

Reading Rockets: Becoming Aware of Print

In San Jose, California, 32-month-old Mira gets a head start on reading from her parents. For...

Reading Rockets: Spelling Patterns

The Johnson School in Charlottesville, Virginia, has its ownhomegrown reading program called RISE...

Reading Rockets: Jigsaw Strategy

Jigsaw is a cooperative learning strategy that enables each student of a "home" group to specialize...