Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

RIF is the leading champion for children’s literacy, empowering millions of children to read, learn and grow.

RIF, as the nation’s leading children’s literacy nonprofit, is committed to creating a nation of lifelong readers by inspiring the joy of reading among all children, putting them on the path to becoming skilled readers.

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05/07/2024

Join in sharing our gratitude this . Our own RIF team brings their vast experiences from their prior classrooms to now help RIF create a nation of readers every day. We thank all teachers who spread the and help their students every day to become skilled readers. Celebrate the inspiring teachers in your life by making a donation to RIF in their honor and present them with a card to showcase your appreciation while at the same time helping RIF get books into the hands of even more children. Visit: https://bit.ly/3UpIerl.

05/06/2024

is committed to working alongside educators nationwide and we thank them this week and always for all they do! In honor of we are proud to share this from our Content Developer, Karly O’Brien. Karly is a former educator and reading specialist who has an MA in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on . In the blog, reading and education very early on connect and create the ability to support and foster the learning process. Visit: https://bit.ly/3JPgo2F

05/05/2024

This week, and every week, RIF appreciates teachers. We are grateful for your partnership in and learning in the classroom. also wants to acknowledge the excellent we are fortunate to have as a part of our staff who create engaging, relevant, and standards-aligned activities to share so that other teachers have needed resources and tools easily accessible. Visit https://www.pinterest.com/readingisfundamental/_saved/ for a quick look. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week.

05/05/2024

This summer, wants to keep kids reading with , our interactive digital filled with hundreds of eBooks and real-world videos from celebrated authors and leading publishers. And just for Summer 2024 we are offering Skybrary at 75% off a subscription! Come give it a try! https://bit.ly/3UjgEf2.

05/04/2024

As the saying goes, May the Fourth Be with You! Celebrate this fun day by using 's out-of-this-world resources available for plenty of Star Wars books on . From word games and lesson plans to character activities and videos, there are tons of great ways to make this special day a blast! https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/search?search_api_fulltext=star+wars

05/04/2024

has kicked off summer reading with our new program. This program was created to engage children in reading all long and help them maintain the valuable skills they acquired throughout the school year. Plus, the first 200 families that take the pledge to read this summer will receive a copy of the book, A Sofia Special generously given by Driscoll's. Visit RIF.org/summer today!

05/03/2024

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. This is the perfect time to share 's newly refreshed Social and Emotional Learning Center on . This Center, proudly supported by Macy's, was created to foster well-being and support student's growth. It is also aligned with prominent SEL programs such as Second Step ®, Tools of the Mind ®, Responsive Classroom ®, and more. Use this helpful, research-backed resource in your classroom or home today. https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/sel

Photos from The Children's Book Council's post 05/02/2024

Next week is Every Child a Reader and The Children's Book Council's Children's Book Week! Take a moment to look through the amazing bookmarks available to help celebrate the theme . Be sure to take next week to join the fun by reading what you want, when you want, and how you want! Happy Reading!

05/01/2024

Today kicks off summer reading with our new program. This program was created to engage children in reading all long and help them maintain the valuable skills they acquired throughout the school year. Take the reading pledge, enjoy 8 themed collections of books & related activities along with other summer reading fun. Ready, Set, & GO- RIF.org/summer.

05/01/2024

TONIGHT at 7pm ET, is honored to have Meg Medina, the 2023-2024 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, join us for an engaging that explores book talks. ¡Cuéntame! Let’s Talk Books encourages connection among families, classrooms, libraries, and communities by talking about that reflect the readers’ lived experiences and books that share new perspectives. Register today! https://bit.ly/3QeGEHc

04/30/2024

TONIGHT at 7pm ET, join 's latest webinar in our Every Book Counts series, Every Book is an Outdoor Book, proudly supported by Trane Technologies. Special guest, Meghan Fitzgerald, educator and Tinkergarten Founder will model how to use a range of books as invitations to engage students in purposeful, outdoor play or play in nature-inspired indoor spaces. Register now: https://bit.ly/3QhWDo5

04/28/2024

This Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 7pm ET, is honored to have Meg Medina, the 2023-2024 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, join us for an engaging that explores book talks. ¡Cuéntame! Let’s Talk Books encourages connection among families, classrooms, libraries, and communities by talking about that reflect the readers’ lived experiences and books that share new perspectives. Register today! https://bit.ly/3QeGEHc

04/27/2024

For National Month, share this inspirational video with incredible words about the power of reading and defining your future for yourself from Sekou Andrews. Let students know there's a brighter future when you can read! Let literacy light your way!

04/26/2024

Spring is the perfect time for to plant seeds with supporters, grow readers with resources and watch new owners blossom! Donate to our Spring Book Drive and see how RIF can best use your donation to its ​fullest potential! https://bit.ly/3TXYnE7

04/26/2024

Join 's latest webinar in our Every Book Counts series, Every Book is an Outdoor Book, proudly supported by Trane Technologies on Tuesday, April 30th at 7pm ET. Special guest, Meghan Fitzgerald, educator and Tinkergarten Founder will model how to use a range of books as invitations to engage students in purposeful, outdoor play or play in nature-inspired indoor spaces. Register now: https://bit.ly/3QhWDo5

04/25/2024

This is National Volunteer Week and is proud to showcase one of our partners for over 20 years, Pitney Bowes. Celebrating the dedicated employees, including interim CEO Jason Dies, who shared their time and volunteered to prepare kits for upcoming celebration events. From packing books and literacy resources to creating engaging messages for children, every task helped to share the .

04/24/2024

Join 's Every Family Counts , Read Aloud Every Day in Every Way! featuring Assistant Professor of Education at University of the District of Columbia, Dr. Dowan McNair-Lee sharing best practices for reading aloud to children of all ages. Register now and plan to join us TONIGHT at 7pm ET. https://bit.ly/43UPLCy

04/22/2024

On Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 7pm ET, is honored to have Meg Medina, the 2023-2024 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, join us for an engaging that explores book talks. ¡Cuéntame! Let’s Talk Books encourages connection among families, classrooms, libraries, and communities by talking about that reflect the readers’ lived experiences and books that share new perspectives. Register today! https://bit.ly/3QeGEHc

04/21/2024

Ready to get your middle graders ? RIF's Middle School Family Literacy Initiative Collection features 12 thematic booklists and activity packets specifically designed to capture the interest and imagination of middle school students. Each of the packets were created as supplemental resources for development and can be used in whole or in part as needed. https://bit.ly/3EPcplE

04/20/2024

Celebrate National Month by sharing this inspirational video with incredible words about the power of reading creating lightbulb moments from Sekou Andrews. Let students know there's not a secret in the universe that can't decode!

04/19/2024

April is World Autism Month. Use the on to share a sweet story written by Holly Robinson Peete and her daughter called My Brother Charlie. The book helps to raise awareness and show children that while there are some things that people with can't do, there are plenty of wonderful things they are really good at doing! https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/my-brother-charlie

04/18/2024

Join in celebrating National Arab American Heritage Month! Immerse yourself in "A Kid's Guide to Arab American History", an interactive filled with 50+ activities designed to explore the rich traditions, food, clothing and influential figures of Arab American culture. Find more fun activities on to complement the book. Visit: https://bit.ly/4aBCgdM

04/16/2024

Join 's Every Family Counts , Read Aloud Every Day in Every Way! featuring Assistant Professor of Education at University of the District of Columbia, Dr. Dowan McNair-Lee sharing best practices for reading aloud to children of all ages. Register now and plan to join us on Wednesday, April 24th at 7pm ET. https://bit.ly/43UPLCy

04/14/2024

Celebrate Month of the Military Child with partner United Through Reading's Book for the Military Child - Ty's Travels: All Aboard by Kelly Starling Lyons and illustrated by Niña Mata. This book inspires our military children to get creative and use their imagination with boxes that may be around their house after a move. For activities to share the book visit: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/tys-travels-all-aboard-my-first-i-can-read

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Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is committed to a literate America by inspiring a passion for reading among all children, providing quality content to make an impact and engaging communities in the solution to give every child the fundamentals for success. As the nation’s largest children’s literacy non-profit, RIF maximizes every contribution to ensure all children have an opportunity to own books, learn how to read, and obtain the fundamental building blocks to achieve their highest potential.

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