Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. We bring 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. Our goal is to bring the reading research to life — to spread the word about reading instruction and to present “what works” in a spotlight on reading comprehension pdf that parents and educators can understand and use. In 2016, the Reading Rockets project received the David M.
Rubenstein Prize, the top honor in the Library of Congress Literacy Awards program. The Library of Congress Literacy Awards honor organizations working to promote literacy and reading in the United States and worldwide. The awards recognize groups doing exemplary, innovative and replicable work, and they spotlight the need for the global community to unite in striving for universal literacy. Read the press release here.
2012, we celebrated our 10th anniversary! 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!