Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers
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Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers

Read Together
Discover the gentle, powerful voice of Walter Dean Myers, author of The Greatest.

Literacy Launchers
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About the Host
Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt taught in New York City schools for 27 years before writing Angela's Ashes. He hosts the fifth program in this Reading Rockets series.

Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers
Reading for Meaning
Roots of Reading Roots of Reading
Sounds and Symbols Sounds and Symbols
Fluent Reading Fluent Reading
Writing and Spelling Writing and Spelling
Reading for Meaning Reading for Meaning
  Full Overview
Read Together
Literacy Launchers
Helpful Articles
Meet the Experts
Reading Rocks!
Empowering Parents
Becoming Bilingual
Reading and the Brain
A Chance to Read
Toddling Toward Reading Toddling Toward Reading
The Ultimate Purpose
Getting a book "inside your head," understanding it, and connecting it to your life and everything else you know is the ultimate purpose of reading. The good news is that kids can be taught the skills they need to take what they read and make it their own.
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Child Reading

"Some of 
		these children who have been so good at the learning-to-read phase don't comprehend, and this becomes clear in the 
		third or fourth grade." - Joanna Williams, Columbia University

Helpful Articles
Want to know more? These articles provide tips on encouraging kids to read and understand.
bullet Text Comprehension>>
bullet When Kids Hate to Read>>

Meet the Experts
Read and watch our interviews with some of the nation's top reading experts.
bullet Joanna Williams>>
bullet G. Reid Lyon>>

Related Links
Here are some of our favorite websites featuring children's literature.
bullet Reading Rainbow>>
bullet Reading Rockets>>

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