Reading Rockets brings the best research-based strategies to teachers, parents, administrators, librarians, childcare providers, and anyone else involved in helping a young child become a strong, confident reader. As their website states, “Our goal is to bring the reading research to life — to spead the word about reading instruction and to present “what works” in a way that parents and educators can understand and use.”
The Reading Rockets project includes PBS television programs (also available online and on DVD); online services through the websites ReadingRockets.org and ColorinColorado.org; professional development opportunities; and a robust social community on Twitter and Facebook. The project is guided by an advisory panel made up of leading researchers and experts in the field of reading. Visit their website when you get a moment, and sign up for the e-news! It has great information for parents and teachers: http://www.readingrockets.org.
Teaching reading is a complicated task…so much so, that reading expert Louisa Moats titled her influential article about the skills and knowledge educators need to teach reading well “Teaching Reading IS Rocket Science.” That’s how Reading Rockets got its name!