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Put Reading First – This 64-page guide offers a summary of research by the National Reading Panel based on how to teach children to be successful readers. Suggestions for best instructional practices are made in the areas of phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary.

Literacy Resource Guide for Families and Educators – Developed by the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA), this literacy resource guide helps families and educators discover the vast amount of children’s literacy resources available through the U.S. Department of Education.

The Joy and Power of Reading – From Scholastic comes this summary of research and expert opinion, which emphasizes the importance of providing frequent access and exposure to books when children are at a young age. In addition, emphasis is placed on offering a variety and choice of materials and the opportunity to have books read aloud to the developing reader.

Empowering Parents – This guide, from Reading Rockets, offers practical advice and tips for parents on how to raise a child who likes to read.