Funding Dedicated to the Teaching and Encouragement of Reading

Believe in Reading awards grants for successful literacy programs that serve populations with out-of-the-ordinary needs, such as geographic areas with low reading scores and high poverty levels. Believe in Reading will provide funds only if they are earmarked for literacy; reading must be the primary activity.

Strategies for Supporting English Language Learners

Having worked in Title 1 schools for almost a decade, I had the privilege of being surrounded by language learners in all my classrooms. It proved to be a humbling, eye-opening, and fascinating experience in many ways.

Collections from the Fascinating World of Charles Dickens

The London home of Charles Dickens, now a museum, holds the world’s most comprehensive collection of material relating to Dickens’s life and work. With more than 100,000 items comprising furniture, personal effects, paintings, prints, photographs, letters, manuscripts, and rare editions, the collection of the Charles Dickens Museum is significant for its breadth and depth.

Classroom Resources to Celebrate the Freedom to Read

National Read Across America Day is celebrated every year on March 2, which is the birthday of American author Dr. Seuss. That is why it is also known as Dr. Seuss Day. Created and hosted annually by the National Education Association, Read Across America is dedicated to creating and celebrating a nation of diverse readers.

AI-Powered Reading Coach to Develop Vocabulary and Foster Fluency

Microsoft has made Reading Coach, its AI-powered tool that provides learners with personalized reading practice, available at no cost to anyone with a Microsoft account. Reading Coach builds on Reading Progress, a plug-in for the education-focused version of Microsoft Teams, Teams for Education, designed to help teachers foster reading fluency in their students.