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Beginning Readers: Overview

IRA offers a rich collection of resources to help you start young children along the path to literacy and a lifelong love of reading. Just follow the links below to find more information, or use advanced search and select “Early childhood” under the Learner heading to find even more.

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Find high quality, peer-reviewed lesson plans in reading and language arts at, a joint project of IRA and the National Council of Teachers of English, supported by the Verizon Foundation.

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